Community Involvement

BMS Corporate Giving Mission Statement

Black Mountain Software’s philanthropic priority is to actively support the communities our employees live in. As funding and resources allow, we also provide philanthropic support of entities and communities in which BMS serves as a software provider. Our giving focuses on youth, the economic and environmental health of our communities, and helping local school and government associations in their efforts to provide educational support to their members.

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Gold Rush Lions

2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 Donor

The Lions lend support to the needs of the community with an emphasis on sight related issues. Just one of the priority projects is to provide eyeglasses and eye exams for those young and old who can’t afford them. Any child in the Helena community can receive an eye exam free of charge from the Gold Rush Lions. In addition to their eye programs, the Gold Rush Lions support the Friendship House, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Helena Youth Basketball for hundreds of kids.

Florence Carlton Music Boosters

2018 Donor

Florence Carlton Music Boosters support the band/choir programs of Florence Carlton Middle and High School.

Thompson Falls Beautification Days

2018 Donor

Thompson Falls Beautification Days is a community-wide collaboration. The objective for this annual event is to encourage people to “spruce up, clean up, pick up” as well as assist those who are unable to do the work themselves.

Lake County Youth Baseball Teams

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2019 Donor

Lake County has a number of youth baseball teams including  Polson Youth Baseball and Mission Valley All Stars.

Red Nose Day

2018 Donor

Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity. Red Nose Day brings people together to have fun, raise money and change the lives of kids who need our help the most.

Pablo Elementary

2017 | 2018 Donor

Financial support, school supplies, clothing and personal care items donated to elementary children in need.

Mission Valley Aquatics & Fitness

2019 Donor

Mission Valley Aquatics & Fitness is a non-profit, state-of-the-art pool and fitness center that strives to provide members of the Mission Valley community with opportunities to improve their quality of life through health and fitness in a positive, well structured and safe environment.

City of Polson

2017 Donor

Contribution to fund the Holiday Appreciation Dinner for the City Mayor, Commissioners, our 25 volunteer firefighters, 55 full-time City employees, and their families.

Polson Elementary PATT

2018 Donor

Parents and Teachers Together (PATT) strives to create connections between teachers and families. They support funding through grant requests and facilitate volunteer opportunities for Cherry Valley and Linderman Elementary Schools.

Hot Pursuit – Hot Springs High School Racing Team

2017 Donor

Hot Pursuit racing team competes in the National F1 in Schools competition. F1 in schools is a way for students to explore business and engineering careers through designing CO2 powered race cars and enterprise portfolios.

Ronan Elementary PTA

2019 Donor

Ronan PTA is a Parent Teacher Organization working together to enhance the K Willy experience for our students, teachers, administrators, and parents.

Charlo Community Outdoor Complex

2017 | 2018 Donor

The Charlo Community Outdoor Complex committee is dedicated to helping raise the funds needed for a safe, lifelong recreational complex for all ages.

Safe Harbor of Lake County

2017 | 2018 | 2019 Donor

SAFE Harbor serves Lake County and the Flathead Reservation to provide shelter, safety, nurturing, advocacy, financial support, and healing to the survivors of domestic violence and those in need.

Polson Fairgrounds Inc. (PFI)

2017 | 2018 | 2019 Sponsor/Donor

Polson Fairgrounds, Inc (PFI) was formed from a branch of the Polson Chamber of Commerce in 1984 when a group of volunteers devoted themselves to the preservation, maintaining and improving the fairgrounds property. With the help of fundraising and volunteers, the property has been self-supporting ever since.

ALS | Evergreen Chapter

2017 | 2018 Donor

The Evergreen Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy. The Chapter supports the National Office through revenue sharing and research contributions. The National Office supports each Chapter by providing up-to-date information and materials.

ChildWise | Polson

2016 | 2017 Donor

The ChildWise Institute’s mission is to advance awareness, accelerate knowledge, and advocate for change to optimize society’s resources for the well-being of children. The institute’s priorities are to include the areas of child well-being, child safety, child health, school success, and economic stability for their families.

Special Olympics | Polson

2016 | 2017 | 2018 Donor

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and share personal skills, gifts of spirit, and friendship with their families, their fellow Special Olympics athletes, and the world. In all that they do, Special Olympics strives to awaken the world to the precious abilities and dignity of every human being.

Scott Firefighter Stair Climb

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 Donor

The Scott Firefighter Stair Climb has raised over $10 million dollars since its inception. Funds raised have helped develop new, more effective, less toxic treatments for patients with blood cancers. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has helped significantly towards the survival rates for some forms of blood cancer. Yet more needs to be done. Over 1 million Americans are currently battling a blood cancer and it’s the number three cause of cancer death, with leukemia alone causing more deaths than any other cancer among children, and every ten minutes someone dies.

Helping Local Children
Here in Polson and the surrounding community, there are people who have benefited from the LLS support and research. People like the Allred family, including little Bella and Bridger, who are both cancer survivors.

Polson Volunteer Firefighters Ball

2014 | 2016 | 2017 Sponsor/Contributor

Donations made to the Polson Volunteer Firefighters Ball contribute toward the cost of the firefighters and guests to attend. This celebration is in honor of the courage and commitment on both the part of the firefighter and their family. Proceeds from the event will support the firefighters in the upcoming year.

Salish Kootenai College Foundation

2017 Donor

BMS staff donated items to the Annual Art Auctions & Gala. Funds raised at the Gala help support the Salish Kootenai College’s Capturing the Vision Capital Campaign and provides scholarships for their students.

R.I.D.E. – Roundup Independent Days Extravaganza

2016 Donor

RIDE is a genuinely authentic Montana event that serves youth and the young at heart! It serves children directly through the event and empowers their activities by placing 50% of the net profits into the Musselshell Valley Community Foundation’s charitable grant program. MVCF’s grant program enables greater impact in five focus areas: Youth Activities, Community Education, Community Enhancement, Natural Recourses, and Recreational and Cultural Development.

Ronan KIBO Program

2018 Donor

KIBO is the screen-free robot kit for kids that lets 4- to 7-year-olds create, design, decorate and bring their own robot to life. KIBO is an easy and fun way to bring robotics and coding to young learners and spark their interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.)

Flathead Lake Blues Festival

2016 Sponsor

Financial contributions to the Festivals on the Flathead Organization benefit this annual event. Flathead Lake Blues Festival proceeds benefit local Polson youth with finances to rent or purchase instruments to further their music education.

Friendship Center – Helena

2015 | 2017 | 2018 Donor

The Friendship Center helps individuals and families of domestic and sexual violence gain access to community services and resources that provide the assistance they need to resolve their crisis and begin to rebuild their lives.

The Friendship Center (TFC) is the only agency that provides safe shelter and a broad range of support services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in a large three county area in Southwest Montana. TFC’s primary objective is to provide immediate safe shelter for adult and child victims and to provide opportunities for them to access the services they need to rebuild their lives.

Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry

Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry

2014 | 2015| 2017 | 2018 Donor

Polson Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is a volunteer-run pantry and serves residents of the greater Polson community.

Those who benefit from the pantry include single-parent families, unemployed individuals, working low-income families, senior citizens and others in special circumstances of life. The dedicated volunteers work one-on-one with clients as they choose the food that best fills their family’s needs.

Your Life Matters

Your Life Matters Project

2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 Donor

For the past thirty-five years, Montana has ranked in the top five for suicide rates in the nation. The mission of Your Life Matters is to spread awareness to our communities that there is help available for those considering suicide. Donations to events and the organization fund awareness and prevention efforts.

Polson Tennis Association

2014 | 2015 Donor

The Polson Tennis Association promotes and develops the growth of tennis in the Polson community.

Polson Booster Club

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2018 Donor

Polson Booster Club was formed to support MHSA sanctioned extra-curricular sports and activities. The Club’s objectives are to promote and encourage sportsmanship, school spirit, and community support.

Polson Youth Soccer Association

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 Donor

Polson Youth Soccer Association envisions a highly-respected organization that

  • Provides quality player development through exceptional coaches, facilities, and volunteers;
  • Promotes a love of soccer in our community and a healthy lifestyle; and
  • Inspires pride and the highest level of sportsmanship in our players, coaches, and parents.

By promoting player development and sportsmanship in an enjoyable environment, Polson Youth Soccer Association encourages a healthy lifestyle and love of soccer in players of all skill levels and backgrounds from throughout the Greater Polson area.


2016 Donor

Summerfest is an annual event held in Livingston, Montana. Family fun, food, music, and beverages provide a great time that supports the Livingston Recreation Department.

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Clean Up! Green Up!

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Event Volunteer

The purpose of the event is to spruce up our community before the busy summer season begins so that visitors to Polson will see how proud we are of our community. Clean Up! Green Up! is organized by the Beautification Committee of Envision Polson!

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