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Donate to the Montana Jewish Project

There are multiple options to donate to the Montana Jewish Project:

If you are trying to donate using your Fidelity account, you may encounter an issue finding the Montana Jewish Project (or the Phoenix Project) and our EIN in Fidelity’s database, despite MJP being current in the IRS 501 (c) (3) database.


If this is the case for you, please contact us at or (406) 282-4706, and we can guide you.

The Montana Jewish Project (MJP) is delighted to announce that we received our tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service! MJP is officially a 501 (c) (3) organization. We are grateful the Diocese of Helena acted as our fiscal sponsor while we awaited this determination. But with our IRS designation, we no longer need to rely on this sponsorship. All donations made to MJP, whether made through our online donation page or sent to us as checks, are tax-deductible. Also, any donation made to MJP after May 20, 2021, is retroactively considered a 501 (c) (3) charitable gift.

We applied for our IRS designation in the first days of our organization. At the time, we used the name Phoenix Project—both to honor the resurgence of Jewish life in Montana that our work represented, and to honor Marcus Lissner, one of Montana’s pioneer Jews, who rebuilt his famous International Hotel in Helena so many times after it burned downed that the community
called it the Phoenix. But as we honed our mission to serve as a statewide Jewish community and cultural center, we decided we needed a name that reflected the scope of all we plan to do. So we filed paperwork with the Montana Secretary of State to do business as The Montana Jewish Project.

For this reason, when you search for MJP on the IRS database, it’s easiest to use our EIN: 870854587. Or search for Phoenix Project.

Thank you for your generosity and for your patience as we waited for the IRS to work through its backlog!

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