Citizens for a Better Flathead

Founded in 1992, Citizens for a Better Flathead (CBF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the qualities that make the Flathead a great place in which to live, work, invest and recreate. CBF believes that by working together, local citizens will find common ground and thus protect the values central to their community. They advocate and work for broad-based citizen involvement in local decisions and encourage comprehensive planning and partnerships with and among community leaders. Their primary goal is to promote patterns of growth that keep their community an attractive, friendly and affordable place to live and work.

Citizens for a Better Flathead was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2002 to 2008.

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Citizens for a Better Flathead Grant history


$3,000 - To address the challenges that rapid growth is bringing to the region and protect the valley's clean water through sound planning and policy solutions. Opportunity fund


$1,000 - To engage the community in a celebration of Flathead Lake and educate on potential health threats. Opportunity fund


$10,000 - To nurture a shared vision among residents of Montana's Flathead Valley for the future and stewardship of the valley's ecological and cultural values. Conservation capacity