Merlin Receives $10,000 Social Services Nonprofit Grant from Montana Department of Commerce & DPHHS

Much gratitude to the Montana Department of Commerce and the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services for awarding our organization a grant as part of their Corona Virus Relief program.  This grant will help to support  every day operations, existing programing and future programming viability.  Thank you so much!!!

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Merlin Receives $3,500 Grant from Humanities Montana for their 2020 “Thinking as a Community” Project

Our “Thinking as a Community” public philosophy project stems from our belief in the importance of staying connected as a people, the richness and power of thinking together, the value of philosophy and philosophically driven dialogue across disciplines, the importance of cultivating of our personal and civic selves, and the vital role the humanities plays in this process. Our project will offer opportunities for communities to think together (on-line/digitally and in-person) via philosophy workshops and philosophy “walk”shops over the course of 2020 into 2021.  We are tremendously grateful to Humanities MT and the National Endowment for the Humanities for their support of our project and for all of the amazing work they are doing in Montana! 

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Merlin Receives $5,000 CARES Grant from Humanities Montana

Understanding ourselves and the world we live in is critical to our well-being – as individuals and communities.  The questions (and answers) that arise from this sort of seeking — why we do the things we do, how we make meaning of our experiences in the world, what things we ought to strive for and how to best go navigate life – fall largely within the domain of the humanities.  It is for these reasons alone (though certainly many more arguments in favor of the humanities can be made), that funding for the humanities is imperative.  We are deeply grateful for organizations like Humanities MT and for their efforts to help keep the humanities alive and thriving in Montana.

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Merlin Receives $2,000 Grant from PLATO for their “Thinking as a Community” Program

The Philosophy Learning & Teaching Organization (PLATO) is amazing!!!  We are so grateful for their continued support of our organization and public philosophy programs!!  

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Greater Helena Gives Raises $3,612.44 for Philosophy in the Community!

Greater Helena Gives 2020 yielded the most funds we have ever raised during GHG to date! We are blown away!!! Thank you so much to everyone who so generously donated to our organization for philosophy in the community!

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Valley Bank Selects Merlin as an Awardee for its Christmas Giving Program

Thank you so much, Valley Bank, for your generous contribution to our organization.  What a wonderful holiday surprise!!  Your contribution will help to support our philosophy in the community activities for youth, including our “Big Ideas by Little Philosophers” program, our student fellowships, and our youth philosophy walks.

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What Our APA Berry Fund for Public Philosophy Grant Helped Fund in the Helena Community in 2019

Grant awards are so important to the success and longevity of non-profits. We are grateful by the support shown to us in 2019 by the American Philosophical Association Berry Fund for Public Philosophy! Because of their $1,000 award, we were able to offer several unique philosophy in the community activities to the Helena (and surrounding) communities in the Spring & Summer. Check out what their grant helped fund!

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4th Annual “Think on the Links” Golf Scrambles Raises $714.74 for Philosophy in the Community!

Our 4th Annual Tie-Dye Themed “Think on the Links” Charity Golf Scramble was FAR OUT!  Thanks to the support of our community sponsors, donors, and players we were able to raise $714.74 for philosophy in the community!

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