Big Sky Institute for the Advancement of Nonprofits (BSI) held Helena’s fifth annual sector-wide event to celebrate the importance of community philanthropy on May 11, 2022, with 163 attendees! Helena Celebrates Community Philanthropy (HCCP) recognizes those who do the giving, and those who do the fundraising. HCCP is Helena’s largest philanthropic event of the year.

The Helena nonprofit community values all kinds of philanthropy in its many shapes and sizes, including the volunteering of time and talent for the work we do. That said, many in this sector have developed a deep appreciation for philanthropic individuals and entities whose generosity broadly embraces the diversity of our local nonprofit community. Why is this important? Because it is the philanthropic cornerstone for inclusive community building.


The 2022 awardees included:

  • Individuals – Dick and Margaret Anderson, nominated by Shodair Children’s Hospital
  • Business/Corporate – Valley Bank of Helena , nominated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Montana
  • Foundation – Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, nominated by Florence Crittenton

The growing list of HCCP event sponsors includes:

Premier Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors