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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Algeria Shriners Temple

2020 Donor

Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, truth and relief. Throughout history both the Freemasons and Shriners have had a reputation for secrecy, but our mission is straightforward. Shriners are committed to: Being the premier fraternal organization for men of good character; providing attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and their friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and social camaraderie; fostering self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement; serving mankind through the resources of its philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children.

ALS | Evergreen Chapter

2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 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.

Boys & Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County

2021 | 2022 Donor

STEM Mentoring Program
The ultimate goal of STEM education is to encourage students to take an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at an early age.

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.

ChildWise | Helena

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.

City of Denton Fire Relief Fund

2021 Donor

The Denton Fire Relief fund was created by the Opportunity bank of Montana to support the immediate needs of victims of a devastating 2021 wildfire.

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.

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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!

Coats for Kids Montana

2022 Donor
Coats for Kids was started by the Kalispell Jaycees over 35 years ago to help underprivileged children receive new warm winter clothing. The first year they helped 17 families and through growth and continued commitment to this community, we have served over 4000 families throughout the entire Flathead Valley.

Code Girls United Montana – Ronan High School

2022 Donor

Code Girls United helps build confidence in our future generation by providing hands on experience in technology and business.

Evit’s Hope

2022 Donor

Evit’s Hope is a Polson, Montana nonprofit organization focused on changing outcomes for those living with a severe congenital heart defect. Every dollar we raise, we donate. We are committed to changing outcomes for those living with single ventricle heart disease.

Flathead Lake Buccaneers Adult Special Olympics

2021 Sponsor

The Flathead Lake Buccaneers are a group of Special Olympic Athletes in the Mission Valley / Flathead Lake area. These amazing athletes compete in numerous events throughout the year and are friends on and off the field. Please help support their mission to continue to participate in Special Olympic events.

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.

Florence Carlton Music Boosters

2018 Donor

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

Friendship Center – Helena

2015 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 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.

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.

Hellgate Elementary Robotics Club

2022 Donor

Hellgate Elementary Robotics Club (HERC) is an extracurricular robotics program available to third through eighth-grade students. The Introductory Robotics Program (IRP) provides students with an introduction to Lego robotics, including the mechanics and programming of Mindstorm EV3 systems. Students have the opportunity to participate in simple task competitions between IRP build teams. All students in third through eighth grade are eligible to participate in the Introductory Robotics Program.

Helping Hands of Mission Valley

2020 | 2021 Donor

Helping Hands is a community resource that addresses the needs of individuals & families in the Lake County area. Our mission is to empower & encourage a transformation of lifestyle into a better understanding of cultures & individuals in a way that demonstrates tolerance, love & acceptance by serving others.

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.

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.

Lima School District

2022 Donor

The Lima School District is a small school in rural southwest Montana that is committed to inspiring our children to become future compassionate leaders through top notch education and meaningful extra-curricular activities.

Mission Valley Animal Shelter

2021 | 2022 Donor

Mission Valley Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization located in the Mission Valley in Northwest Montana serving the people and companion cats and dogs of Lake County. We were incorporated in 1989 and built our current shelter in 1994. The shelter receives no governmental funds and relies solely on donations from individuals and businesses in the area.

Mission Valley Aquatics & Fitness

2019 | 2020 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.

Mission Valley Food pantry

2020 Donor

The Montana Foodbank Network’s mission is to end hunger in Montana through food acquisition and distribution, education and advocacy. MFBN has been feeding Montana since 1983. Their vision is a Montana free from hunger where everyone has equal access to nutritious food.

Nancy Hausermann

2020 Donor

Nancy Hausermann has been helping children in need and providing food during the holidays across the community of Polson with seasonal projects for over two decades.

North Lake County Library Summer Reading Program

2022 Donor

The North Lake County Library Summer Reading Program keeps kids learning throughout the summer so that they maintain their reading levels and are ready for a new school year.

Noxon Senior Party Planning Committee

2022 Donor

The Noxon Senior Party Planning Committee provides a fun, safe, and drug and alcohol-free graduation party for Seniors.

Pablo Elementary

2017 | 2018 Donor

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

Polson Booster Club

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2018 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 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 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.

Polson Fairgrounds Inc. (PFI)

2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2021 | 2022 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.

Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry

Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry

2014 | 2015| 2017 | 2018 | 2020 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.

Polson Scholarship & Education Foundation

2021 | 2022 Donor

The Polson Scholarship & Education Foundation was established to increase the opportunities for students to continue their education beyond high school at any accredited two-year, four-year, or vocational institution.

Polson Senior Party Planning Committee

2022 Donor

The Polson Senior Party Planning Committee provides a fun, safe, and drug and alcohol-free graduation party for Seniors.

Polson Tennis Association

2014 | 2015 Donor

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

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.

Polson Youth Soccer Association

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2022 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.

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.

Ramsey Keller Memorial

2020 Donor

The Ramsey Keller Memorial was started when Ramsey Keller moved to heaven too soon. Her family created a nonprofit to help other families affected by the loss of a child. Their organization contracts with funeral homes throughout Montana to help pay for the expenses of children’s funerals. They know firsthand how devastating it is to pay for a child’s funeral and hope to take that burden off of heartbroken families.

Red Nose Day

2018 Donor

Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc. Red Nose Day brings people together to have fun, raise money and change the lives of kids who need our help the most.

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.

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.)

Safe Harbor of Lake County

2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 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.

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.

Scott Firefighter Stair Climb

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 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.

Sparrow’s Nest of Northwest Montana

2022 Donor

Our goal is to use safe and sustainable housing as a mechanism for empowering unaccompanied homeless high school students to develop the personal and professional skills required to graduate high school and become productive, contributing members of our community.

Special Olympics | Polson

2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 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.


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.

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.

Toys for Tots

2021 Donor

The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U.S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas.

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.

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