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Donor trust is an outcome of nonprofit business excellence, transparency, and accountability.  Our  policies and procedures embody best practices and  are updated regularly.  Our organization conforms to Generally Accepted   Accounting Principles. Our board reviews full financial statements quarterly.  3-years in a row, GGUW has been recognized for  its strong governance and fiscal operations by Charity Navigator as a “Four Star Charity.”

A Few Accomplishments...

  • For 3-years in a row, GGUW has received a 4-star evaluation from Charity Navigator. "Only 19% of the charities we rate have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating Greater Gallatin United Way outperforms most other charities in America," Ken Berger, President and CEO, Charity Navigator
  • GGUW’s kidsLINK Afterschool initiative is the largest out of school time provider in the state of Montana.
  • The Montana Project LAUNCH Initiative (MT-PLI) is a federal SAMSHA grant received by Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) in September 2014. The goal is to engage Montana’s early childhood partners to improve systems and access to mental health services for young children and families in our rural state while piloting evidence-based practices in Gallatin and Park Counties. It is an $800,000, per year, 5 year grant. The Early Chhildhood Community Council (convened by GGUW) is serving as the advisory council for this initiative and GGUW staff coordinates Project LAUNCH for Gallatin and Park Counties.
  • GGUW is now recognized by United Way Worldwide as a small market United Way that has demonstrated skill and expertise in meeting the UWW Stands of Excellence. GGUW addresses the entire cradle to career continuum: focusing on a child’s early years, providing quality afterschool support that improves grade level reading success and emphasizing successful transition from 8th grade to high school, and then onto graduation, college and career. Our business model is shared in communities both in and out of Montana.
  • Based on the strength of our school partnerships, GGUW was also one of 20 United Way communities in the nation chosen to be included in an AT&T funded project at Harvard Graduate School of Education to focus on engaging families in their student’s graduation success. This became the foundational base of our Graduation Matters Gallatin coalition.

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