The following entities have received grants or other major funding:
• YMCA Writer’s Voice: A grant from the Jerry Metcalf Foundation to support poetry workshops in high schools in six counties in Eastern Montana. Each student will receive a copy of the collected works of poet Robinson Jeffers and then have an opportunity to work with Montana poets to find their own writer’s voice. Instructors include Montana Poet Laureate Henry Real Bird, Cara Chamberlain, Bernie Quetchenbach and David Caserio.
• Rimrock Humane Society of Roundup: $1,000 for getting the most votes in the state in the second round of voting in The Animal Rescue Site’s 2011 $300,000 Challenge, together with Petfinder.com.