With more than 1,400 employees, Stillwater Mining Company is the largest employer in south-central Montana. We understand the importance of connecting the success of our Company to the surrounding communities where Montana employees and their families reside. Stillwater’s positive contributions to communities include our major payroll impact but also much more — significant contributions to the tax base of our state and counties, towns and schools, volunteerism, corporate philanthropy, scholarship programs and much more.
Philanthropy and Volunteerism
We invest in our local communities. In 2015, Stillwater devoted approximately $240,000 in donations to more than 100 nonprofit organizations that meet a wide range of community needs. Recipients included the MSU-Billings Foundation, volunteer fire departments, Girl Scouts of Montana, Project Hope, Energy Share Montana, the Magic City Blues Festival, the Livingston Health Care Foundation and several other community foundations. Major points of emphasis in our charitable giving program include youth services, education, cultural events, community projects and emergency services. Stillwater employees also dedicate their time and talents to their neighbors through volunteerism and leadership roles in charitable organizations.
Providing access to higher education is another key priority. Stillwater Mining Company funds more than $100,000 in college scholarships each year through the employee family scholarship program and non-employee community scholarships. Stillwater also funds a scholarship endowment with Montana State University Billings.