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Arthur Blank Montana foundation

Montana Initiatives

Our philanthropic initiatives in Montana are an example of our chairman’s approach to leveraging the Blank Family of Businesses for good. In addition to grantmaking by the foundation, opportunities are available for nonprofits and community organizations to access AMB West facilities.

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AMB West Basecamp

 AMB West Basecamp offers lodging and facilities for nonprofits and community organizations to utilize at no cost.  

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AMB West Challenge Course

Foundation grantees, nonprofits and community groups are invited to access the AMB West Challenge Course, located on Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, for programming and team building.

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AMB West Hunting Program

Supported by the foundation, the AMB West Hunting Program provides public access to private land, inviting community members on a guided elk hunt at no cost to them.

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West Creek Ranch

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation hosts invitation-only convenings of nonprofits and community organizations addressing social issues supported by the foundation

Meet our Team

Our associates are committed to healing and repairing the world.

Margaret Connelly

Managing Director, Founder Initiatives

Margaret Connelly is the Managing Director of Founder Initiatives at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role, she oversees Arthur Blank’s personal giving, including legacy...

Tawnya Rupe

Sr. Director, Montana Philanthropy

Tawnya Rupe is senior program director at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role, she oversees the management of the associate-led AMB West Community Fund, whose mission is...

Whitney Lane


Whitney Lane is a Program Manager at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role she oversees three program areas in Montana, including AMB West Basecamp, West Creek Ranch, and ...

Taylor Ivey

Challenge Course and Basecamp Manager

Taylor Ivey is the Manager of the AMB West Basecamp and Challenge Course. His responsibilities include providing guests a meaningful, productive, and safe experience weather they are lo...

Zach Higley

Challenge Course and Basecamp Assistant Manager

Zach Higley is the Assistant Manager at AMB West Basecamp and Challenge Course. In this role he helps provide a safe, fun and rustic space for Montana-based nonprofits to program and bu...

Abigail Lawson

Grants Management & Administrative Associate

Abigail Lawson is the grants management and administrative associate at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in Montana. In this role, she leads administrative functions for the Montan...

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