CMF has been a major financial supporter of several swimming pool
upgrades throughout Central Montana including the complete renovation
of the Lewistown Swimming Pool completed in the summer of 2016 (above).

CMF also granted funds for the new emergency and lab departments at
Central Montana Medical Center (see new lab, below) completed in the
spring of 2015. CMF holds nearly 200 permanent endowment and
pass through funds for organizations like Friends of the Pool and CMMC.

Lab open house web

About Us

In 1983, a group of businessmen held an organizational meeting with the purpose of creating a foundation that would serve as a "clearinghouse" to grant funds to improve the quality of life in Central Montana. The Central Montana Foundation (CMF) was officially founded in May 1984 and is the oldest community foundation in Montana. Visionaries who organized the new foundation included Don Pfau, Al McRae, Don Davison, Jim Wilkins, Leonard McKinney, Fred Schell and Don Romo, all of Lewistown.

CMF provides area residents with a means to give back to the Central Montana community. The first substantial gift to CMF was $3,500 from Col. Joe Montgomery in 1984. Since then, thousands of generous donors have grown CMF into one of the largest community foundations in the State of Montana. Total assets surpass $29 million, including CMF's 10 unrestricted endowments, scholarship funds, 11 rural community endowments, and a variety of endowments and pass through funds for eligible non-profits and tax-exempt organizations in Central Montana. CMF supports healthcare, essential services, educational, civic, cultural and recreational projects in Central Montana and millions of grant funds have been awarded since its founding - all thanks to the generosity of its donors.

The Foundation is managed by a 13-member Board of Directors, assisted by an executive director, accountant and financial manager. For more information, contact CMF Executive Director Carrie Mantooth at (406) 538-6130, email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CMF Board of Directors and
support personnel include:

President: Dean Comes (representing First Bank of Montana)
1st Vice President: Sandra Westhoff (representing Bank of the Rockies)
2nd Vice President: Josh Webber (representing Farmer's State Bank)
Secretary/Treasurer: Robyn Bakkedahl (director at large)
Cody Langbehn (representing Central Montana Medical Center)
Brandon Bantz (representing Central Montana Medical Center)
Bret Carpenter (representing Stockman Bank)

Sonny Comes (representing Fergus County)
Brian Henderson (representing Fergus Federal Credit Union)

Diane Oldenburg (represening City of Lewistown)
Thom Peck (representing Lewistown School District No. One)
Carl Seilstad (representing Fergus County)
Jennifer Weeden (representing Wells Fargo Bank)

Executive Director: Carrie Mantooth
Investment Manager: Allied Investment Advisors
Accountants: Huffine, McMillan, Arntzen & Ruckman PLLP

Contact CMF at 406.538.6130,
or email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CMF granted funds for this playground
at Yellowstone Foundation's community-based
service center in Lewistown.YBGR play