Historic Downtown Great Falls

NeighborWorks Great Falls is deeply involved in revitalization of Great Falls’ historic, original townsite. Declared blighted by the City Commission in 2011, NeighborWorks Great Falls has worked tirelessly to bring together multiple stakeholders and partners to leverage our collective resources to make our downtown and surrounding neighborhoods safe, vibrant and livable. To learn more about historic downtown Great Falls and the nearby neighborhoods ~ or to join the Downtown Development Partnership ~ go to the Partnership website: downtowngf.com.

Our Efforts: 

NeighborWorks Great Falls has braided multiple funding sources, including a NeighborWorks America Community Stabilization/Neighborhood Marketing grant, to help improve and market the area. Working collectively, we’ve made amazing strides. In 2013, almost $5.2 million dollars in building rehabilitation and renovations took place, with over 185 new full-time jobs and over 35 part-time jobs in that year alone. A volunteer group, the Downtown Chicks, received a 2013 ServeMontana Award for their work supporting the downtown. NeighborWorks America featured NWGF's downtown work - You can watch the short version here and the long version here . You can learn more information about how to get involved with the Downtown Chicks here. To learn about Great Falls Urban Art Project, whose website is maintained by NeighborWorks, go to greatfallsurbanart.weebly.com.

Downtown Programs:

Coins for a Cause is a program to address panhandling in Great Falls' downtown area. Giving spare change to panhandlers is only a short term solution, funds giving to Coins for Cause are allocated to long term homelessness solutions.  Learn more about Coins for a Cause.


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