Inside Foundant – the Blog

Meet Allison Bender – Foundant’s Newest Client Services Representative

I grew up in a town in Northern Idaho called St. Maries, and was lucky enough to come to the State of Montana for college. I can thank my college experiences, working at a rafting company in Glacier National Park in the summers, for cultivating my love for the outdoors. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work in two completely different industries in my time …     Continue Reading »

Meet Heidi Balus, Foundant’s Newest Staff Accountant

Bozeman is home, but I am originally from small-town Pennsylvania – Coudersport to be exact, one Main Street and one red light. I went to Alfred State College (in another small town) and graduated with a degree in horticulture. I wanted to travel and live in a city, but I married my  husband, who promptly joined the Air Force. The horticulture degree came in handy for figuring …     Continue Reading »

Happy New Year: A Note from Foundant President, Daren Nordhagen

With the New Year on the horizon, most are reminiscing about the year behind, and we at Foundant are no different. This has been a fantastic year for us – not only in business, but in relationships and in our culture as well. We have grown our client base and grown our team, while at the same time keeping ourselves to the standard we founders …     Continue Reading »

Meet Tracy Larimer, Foundant’s Newest Regional Sales Director

Though I just started, I’ve been in the background watching Foundant grow since it first started in 2006 when my husband, Mark Larimer, joined with Daren Nordhagen, Chris Dahl and Steve Ough to explore how to help Foundations move to an online grantmaking process. After 8 years, it is exciting to be able to join the team I’ve watched and been so proud of for …     Continue Reading »

Meet Weston Paul – Foundant’s Newest Client Services Representative

I grew up in South Dakota and I’ve always been drawn to the mountains. In high school I knew I was going to go to college in Montana and ski race, period. So that is what I did. I also got a “semi-useful” degree in chemistry! After graduating from Rocky Mountain College in 2005 I landed a job for a small biotech company here in …     Continue Reading »