The Montgomery Trust Fund for the Blind (MTF)

The MTF Background

The Montgomery Trust Fund for the Blind (MTF) was established in 1949 by the will of Roy Montgomery.  The bulk of his estate was left to the state of Wyoming to benefit the blind and visually impaired citizens of the state.  The Trust is administered by the Department of Education through its Services for the Visually Impaired (SVI) unit headquartered in Riverton. The professional SVI consultants across the state work tirelessly to serve their clients and to meet their needs.   

A seven-member Advisory Board assists the Department in its administrative duties. This Board meets four times each year - twice in person and twice via teleconferencing - to review applications for grants to purchase low-vision equipment and other items for the blind and visually impaired.  These grants are made possible through the use of the earned interest and income from the corpus of The Trust.  The recommendations of The Board are forwarded to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for final approval and subsequent execution by the Department. 

The Department and The Board have the responsibility and legal authority to use the monies made available by The Montgomery Trust Fund for the Blind to do the greatest good for the greatest number of blind and visually impaired people of Wyoming.  What a unique and wonderful legacy!

Anyone who would like to benefit the visually impaired in Wyoming could consider donating to the Montgomery Trust, or to the Wyoming Council of the Blind. Contact any of the Consultants for the Services for the Visually Impaired listed on the WyCB site for further information."

For information regarding this program please contact the SVI office in Riverton.