Blackfoot Community Support Criteria

To be considered, your organization must satisfy the following:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, a civic organization, school, or group.
  • Serve the needs of people in the Blackfoot’s Cooperative service area, and other communities Blackfoot serves throughout Montana.

Blackfoot’s areas of interest for support include: Arts and culture; education; sports and recreation; community service activities; wellness and healthy families; veterans and military; and fundraisers that benefit your broader community. 


Blackfoot takes the following criteria into consideration when selecting support requests:

  • Events that make a difference in the communities we serve.
  • Events that do not compromise Blackfoot’s reputation or discriminate with regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, qualified disability, marital status or veteran status.
  • Opportunities to reach a public audience to promote Blackfoot’s brand, products and services.
  • Affordability of the event to the general public. Blackfoot typically sponsors events with tickets less than $50.
  • Full disclosure of confirmed participating sponsors and at what level.


In consideration for event sponsorship, Blackfoot Telecommunications Group requests the following:

  • Agreement of Confidentiality – The specific terms and conditions of sponsorship agreements are confidential. They shall not be made available to any third party without prior written consent from Blackfoot.
  • First Right of Refusal – Event organizers agree to offer Blackfoot the first right of refusal for the next event sponsorship.
  • Right to Promote Sponsorship – Blackfoot appreciates the opportunity to support your event. We may opt to promote the sponsorship and/or event on our website, Facebook page, YouTube channel, customer statements and/or printed collateral. We may also request to take photos and/or video footage to capture the event.


Requests to fund the following are likely to be denied: Religious and/or church-sponsored activities; voter registration; political lobbying activities or other political purposes; religious or charter schools; individuals for any purpose; private foundations.Due to regulatory constraints, Blackfoot is unable to donate services, including telecommunications and data services. 

NOTE: You will be asked to create an account and password as Blackfoot has migrated to a new software platform. Chrome is the best internet browser for this platform.

If you have questions regarding the criteria for the Blackfoot Community Support Application, please email communitysupport@blackfoot.com.