2022-23 Community Impact Fund

illustrates GGUW's four impact areas

We support
Basic Needs, Youth Success, and Early Learning
to help working families live a successful and healthy life.


​Every year Greater Gallatin United Way funds and supports local agencies as one strategy to positively impact residents of Gallatin, Madison, Meagher, and Park Counties. We are excited about the changes we have made to our process. 


GGUW's 2022-23 Community Impact Fund Partners. 

Because we cannot do our work alone.

Mental Health + Well-being


We bring mindfulness programs into schools and communities, providing students with tools that foster focused attention, emotional regulation and resilience for a lifetime. 


Haven provides confidential support, legal advocacy, counseling, and a safe place to stay for anyone and everyone impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking.  
We work to empower survivors, elevate their voices, strengthen our community, hold abusers accountable, and stop the cycle of abuse. 


Suffer Out Loud is a team of real people, with a real-life understanding of these issues. We’ve lost friends and family, and struggled with our own mental health. We work with purpose and compassion — because we’ve been there ourselves. 
Suffer Out Loud was created to save lives. We serve communities all across Montana by connecting individuals to much-needed support and reducing the stigma of mental health issues. But we’re not just here to lower suicide rates — we’re working to ensure that people who are struggling with mental health challenges, can connect with the professionals and communities that help shift the narrative and improve daily life. 


Our mission is to provide excellent, affordable reproductive and sexual healthcare and education in a safe, supportive, empowering atmosphere. 

You deserve excellent, nonjudgmental, compassionate care that centers around your needs and goals. 
Bridgercare is the local nonprofit reproductive and sexual healthcare clinic for south central Montana! We are here for you, and our hope is to make healthcare easy, private, safe, and affordable. 

We use a sliding fee scale, which means what you pay is based on income. Whether you have health insurance, Medicaid, or no insurance, you are welcome at Bridgercare. Whatever you or your insurance pays for, that payment or donation will help pay for someone who can’t otherwise afford care. 


Exceeding patient expectations is what Community Health Partners is all about. We are affiliated with Community Health System and part of an extensive range of healthcare services to care for your family at every stage of life. Our mission is to bring high-quality care and state-of-the-art resources for our physician partners and, most importantly, for the patients we serve. 


Dedicated to community well-being by connecting individuals to a network of resources. 

Wellness In Action (WIA) was founded in 2005 by residents concerned that not all families had access to education enrichment activities and human services. In the nearly 20 years we have been in operation, our vision has evolved to represent the continuum of behavioral health from prevention, to care, to after-care for all those who live, work, or learn in Big Sky. 

WIA currently provides a robust counseling program offering a sliding scale payment system determined by income and household size, scholarship opportunities to attend summer and winter camps, well-being & enrichment opportunities, and a dedicated community health worker to help bridge the gap in human health services. 

Wellness In Action is dedicated to community well-being by connecting individuals to network of resources so that those who live and work here may thrive. 


The mission of Befrienders is to connect community volunteers to older adults for companionship, support and advocacy. 

Due to life transition, physical limitations or other circumstances, seniors may have limited social interaction. Befrienders matches a volunteer and a senior together to spend at least an hour each week doing a variety of activities, such as going out to lunch, playing games or just talking. 
Befrienders was established in 1993 and has brought many generations together in a mutually rewarding relationship by honoring the human spirit and providing life-enriching volunteer opportunities. The program is free and open to seniors age 65 and older and volunteers age 18 and older. 

Youth Success

Website: https://bbbs-bigskycountry.org 

BBBS of Big Sky Country is here to support the children and the families of Gallatin, Park, Sweet Grass, Madison, and Beaverhead Counties. 

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. 

Website: https://bozemanschoolsfoundation.org

The Bozeman Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and expanding Bozeman’s commitment to excellence in public education. In support of Bozeman School District #7, we supplement the traditional educational experience by providing additional resources to inspire, enrich, and reward the educational ambition of district students and educators. Among other initiatives, we empower teachers through grant programs and reward students through scholarships. 


To provide well-trained, effective volunteer CASA/Guardians ad Litem advocates for abused and neglected children in the 18th Judicial Court System. 

CASA/GAL of Gallatin County, formerly known as Gallatin County CASA/GAL is a nonprofit organization of community volunteers who serve as advocates for children who are alleged victims of abuse and neglect. Trained volunteers serve as the eyes and ears for the Judge. They provide an objective perspective on each case and advocate for the children’s needs while they are involved in the court system. 


The Gateway Youth Group (GYG) is a community-based non-profit organization working with youth in the Gallatin Gateway, Montana community. We are a 501c3 established in 1998 through community grants. 

We provide programs, scholarships, community service and fundraising activities for the Gallatin Gateway community to fulfill our mission year-round.  GYG provides opportunities for youth to learn, to develop leadership skills, and to engage in community service through projects, programs, and fun activities. As GYG mentors, we serve as positive role models and offer guidance. We encourage participation in events and activities that help youth learn, become engaged, and grow as individuals and future community leaders. 

Basic Needs

Website: https://www.bozemanhelpcenter.org/

Help Center, Inc. provides support and guidance to the Help Center, Sexual Assault Counseling Center (SACC), Child Advocacy Center, Hearts & Homes and Sacks Thrift Store so that these programs can continue to serve the community. The Help Center, in Bozeman, MT, is a 24-hour Crisis Hotline and Referral Service, nationally accredited by Contact USA and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems. As a member of the American Association of Suicidology, we are part of the National Suicide Lifeline network (1-800-273-TALK). We are also a member of the Montana 211 coalition which provides referral for human services throughout the state. We accept calls from a variety of clientele with issues ranging from suicidality, depression/anxiety to relationship/family problems. Our extensive database of resource information allows us to give appropriate referrals to inquire on the hotline. The Help Center started as a 24 hour Crisis Hotline in 1971. To this day, we are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year to assist individuals and families in sorting out problems, dealing with feelings and making decisions. 

Website: https://loveincgc.org


Love INC mobilizes local churches to offer a holistic approach to care for people in all areas of life: spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. 

Rather than coming into people’s lives to just give to their immediate needs, Love INC enters a relationship with those requesting help. We learn about the problems they face and seek to address the underlying causes while providing the material resources they need to get back on their feet. 

To meet these needs, Love INC has partnered with over fifty churches in Gallatin County. This effort provides opportunities for volunteers to be the hands and feet of Jesus right at home. 

Website: https://www.greaterimpact.us

We empower our community to help neighbors reach their full potential.

Greater Impact was founded with a compassionate spirit to serve and uplift others. Even in our earliest stages, we were actively involved in aiding individuals in recovery, addressing car troubles, and resolving housing challenges, all driven by our intrinsic desire to make a difference. As we joined forces with our dedicated community partners, we recognized the immense potential to extend our impact to a wider audience. This realization led to the birth of Greater Impact, enabling us to reach and positively transform the lives of even more individuals in need. 

Early Learning


Child Care Connections CCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves as the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency in Gallatin, Lewis and Clark, Park, Meagher, Jefferson, and Broadwater Counties. Research demonstrates that consistent nurturing childcare, with good parenting, helps children develop to their full potential. Child Care Connections supports families and the local economy by encouraging quality childcare and safety. 


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL) is a book gifting program that mails brand new, free, specially selected, high-quality books to children from birth to their 5th birthday.

Dolly's vision was to foster a love of reading among her home county's preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality age appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create.

Her goal was to ensure that all children had the opportunity to succeed early on in school, regardless of family income.

The program expanded nationwide and then to 4 other countries. 25 years later the program has mailed over 147 million books and currently serves 1.7 million children.


The kidsLINK Afterschool program is designed to provide a high-quality, safe, and afterschool childcare option for families. The program operates at each school from 3:15 pm - 5:45 pm daily. This enriching program provides an opportunity for kids to engage in enriching activities such as STEAM projects, literacy, math, and coding. Greater Gallatin United Way currently serves more than 1,500 kids every day at 11 area schools across Bozeman and Belgrade. Additionally, GGUW sponsors 12 other programs across the region.