Our Work In 5 Initiatives

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Click for 2016 Highlights of GGUW's Work

GGUW is the community leader in collective impact-driven work.  Through a UNITED effort, redundancy is reduced and each partner's contribution multiplies to deliver greater results for the community .

  • Community Investment/Impact Funds raised in GGUW's annual fundraising campaign are invested into local programs aimed at combating poverty and supporting education and health initiatives.
  • GGUW kidsLINK Afterschool A GGUW initiative established in 1997 in response to an identified need in our rural communities; to keep children safe while their parents finished their work day.  Today, this school-based/linked program operates in 29 locations across 4 counties and serves over 1,611 children every day.
  • Montana Afterschool Alliance (MTAA) GGUW helped spearhead a statewide initiative for out-of-school time programming.  Today, GGUW is the fiscal agent for MTAA, which is an established  statewide network of key stakeholders who champion for quality, accountability, sustainability, and success of all out-of-school time programs in Montana.
  • Gallatin Early Childhood Community Council (ECCC) and MT Project LAUNCH Initiative GGUW serves as the convener and fiscal agent for ECCC, which is a community-wide collaborative effort providing leadership to community partners.  The goal is to create efficient, effective and comprehensive system of early childhood services in the Greater Gallatin area to ensure that every child has a healthy and enriched beginning. 
  • Volunteermt.org A GGUW initiative to build volunteer engagement by providing a central resource for non-profit organizations to share quality volunteer opportunities with community members.  The goals are to build the capacity for local volunteering, raise awareness of the value volunteers bring to our communities, and to mobilize volunteers to effectively and efficiently meet local needs.

Common Good Forecaster

Learn how your community ranks in academic attainment, income stability and health.  The United Way Common Good Forecaster is a powerful online tool that lets you see how improving the education level has a positive impact on several key economic and social measures.