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Partner Spotlight

ways our partners make a difference

Around the state, our partner organizations strive to help Montanans thrive – through youth programs, education, and entrepreneurship; by strengthening families and the vulnerable, fostering Christian values, and promoting arts and culture. We are proud of the work our grantees do in creating a better world.

Quick Takes

Read how our partners are working to inspire, innovate, and improve the lives of people across Montana! 

A Sober Community

The Phoenix 11/25/2022

“I’ve always struggled with my relationship with alcohol. But it wasn’t until I found kickboxing this year that I realized I was just drinking because I was lonely and a little bored,” says Erin M.  “It wasn’t long until I was hooked on moving and hitting the bag with other people, so I became a volunteer and now lead a weekly kickboxing class  …keep reading…

Recovery Changes Lives

Greater Impact 10/27/2022

A 2020 study by Healthy Gallatin found that almost half of all Gallatin, Madison, and Park County residents are negatively affected by substance abuse, according to Greater Impact Executive Director John Paszkiet. “It is important for those in recovery to have a safe place to build a healthy lifestyle, with a healthy community around them, and leaders who support them,” he says. …keep reading…

Helping Others Heal

Love INC, Gallatin County 7/7/2022

Jane Maggard, the Change Your Life coordinator at Love INC, Gallatin County, recalls how a single mom “was mad at God but is now coming around, working on a relationship.” Another woman who wouldn’t leave the house is now able to complete her outdoor walks. They, along with nine others, completed REBOOT Recovery’s Trauma REBOOT program …keep reading…

In the News

First Responders Mental Health Workshop in the Magic City

11/4/2022 KULR8-TV

Gardiner Schools Navigate Tight Housing Market

10/30/2022 Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Affordable Housing Units Help Low Income Families in Billings

10/20/2022 KULR8-TV

Butte Rescue Mission Awarded Grant to Expand Warehouse

10/3/2022 KXLF-TV 

Nonprofit Offers Free Mental Health and Resiliency Training for First Responders

9/29/2022 Montana Right Now

Awesome Tiny Home Village Planned for Downtown Billings in 2023

11/2/2022 KBUL News Talk 

The Last Mile: State Prison Coding Program Officially Online

10/26/2022 Billings Gazette

Crosswinds Recovery: Sober Living Residence Program Expands

10/19/2022 Montana Right Now

Housing Provided for Gardiner School Teachers

9/29/2022 KBZK-TV

Hope Center Ministries Looking to Expand in Montana

9/27/2022 KTVH-TV

Eligibility Criteria

Tax status:  We only fund work done by organizations ruled to have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Geographic location:  In most cases, our funding is limited to organizations in Montana.  We will occasionally provide funding to organizations that operate nationally, when their work aligns with our focus areas and impacts the nation as a whole.  We rarely fund work overseas unless we have a personal connection with the group doing the work.

Funding amounts:  We do not generally fund projects where we are the sole providers of funding, nor do we like to account for more than 50% of the budget for a project (and in most cases, less).  In addition, we prefer to start with smaller amounts for organizations that we have not worked with in the past.

Focus areas: We limit our funding to work that falls within one of our focus areas:

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