Nicole Rush

Grants Manager - Missoula Economic Partnership


Nicole will be sharing an overview of the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund grant programs through the MT Department of Commerce.


Nicole Rush is the Grants Manager at Missoula Economic Partnership. She writes grant proposals and is responsible for the administration of state and federal grants awarded to assist local businesses through Missoula Economic Partnership. Nicole joined MEP in 2016, bringing ten years’ experience in grant writing, fundraising and non-profit administration to the team. Nicole has worked for a variety of organizations in Montana’s philanthropic sector, including the University of Montana Foundation, where she served as Associate Director of Gift Planning, and the Montana Community Foundation. A Helena native, Nicole is a graduate of the University of Montana with a B.A. in English, and is currently working on her M.B.A. through the School of Business Administration at University of Montana