We empower donors, volunteers, businesses, governments, nonprofits, and community groups to invest in neighbors to improve quality of life for everyone here. Working together, we identify the community’s most critical needs and implement collaborative, innovative solutions to improve lives in Gallatin, Madison, Meagher and Park Counties.
2019-20 Funded Partners, Initiatives & Coalitions
These are other community impact investments Greater Gallatin United Way makes with funds derived from other sources that include federal and state grants, private foundations, program fees and more. We are continually sourcing and applying for grants throughout the year. When awarded, we act as the fiscal agent and lead convener for the collaborative/collective impact work. In addition, Greater Gallatin United Way has an "Emerging Needs Fund”, which is a small fund that supports work/initiatives/efforts that arise during our fiscal year and that we feel are important to address.
Child Care Connections- Serving Gallatin, Park, Meagher, Lewis & Clark, Broadwater & Jefferson Counties – Focusing on Basic Needs and Child & Youth Success - The child care resource and referral agency for this region of MT. Offer multiple programs that include Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship Program, Special Needs Program, Child Safety Program, Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), STARS to Quality Program, and New Provider Support Program. Organization strives to improve access and the quality of child care across difficult to serve populations such as infants, children with special needs, low-income families, minority children and families who need part-time care. Involved in community education and advocacy for the early childhood profession.
Community Health Partners/West Yellowstone Home Visiting Program – Serving W. Yellowstone – Focusing on Behavioral Health & Mental Well-Being, Child & Youth Success, and Basic Needs - Program provides at-risk and underserved families with skills and information as well as connecting them to community resources to empower individuals and families to become self-reliant, life-long learners. Parents as Teachers home visiting services goal is to provide parents with child development knowledge and parenting support, provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues, prevent child abuse and neglect, and increase children's school readiness.
Greater Gallatin United Way & Child Care Connections/New Early Care Provider Fund - Serving Gallatin County - Focusing on Basic Needs and Child & Youth Success - The pilot program launched in 2018 focuses on expanding early child care and education slots through new provider startup funds, "how to toolkits", best practices/certifications/trainings/support, and advcocacy.
Greater Gallatin United Way/Early Childhood Community Council – Serving Gallatin County – Focusing on Child & Youth Success - A community coalition led by Greater Gallatin United Way. Over 90 individuals and 30 community organizations work to develop actions and strategies designed to improve the lives of young children and families in Gallatin County. ECCC works to ensure every child is well, healthy, and ready for success in school and life. ECCC coordinates training for professionals working with children and families, hosts community events that supports and educates family's about the importance of healthy development during the first five years of a child's life, and expand access to quality affordable early child care and education learning centers.
Greater Gallatin United Way/Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Program – Serving Current Zip Codes of 59715 & 59718 – Focusing on Child & Youth Success - A book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school. This is one strategy Greater Gallatin United Way utilizes to ensure ALL of our children enter kindergarten ready to learn and ALL of our children are reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade.
Greater Gallatin United Way kidsLINK Afterschool Program – Serving Gallatin, Meagher, Park & Sweet Grass Counties – Focusing on Child & Youth Success and Basic Needs - kidsLINK operates at 32 school-based/linked locations across 4 counties and serve over 1,600 children every day, with over 2,700 enrolled. kidsLINK provides an affordable quality environment with rich opportunities for learning, personal growth, and building relationships. The program supports academic success through tutoring, homework and reading support; strengthens well-being with daily physical activities; expands interests and sparks passion for learning through a variety of enrichment activities; fosters mental and emotional well-being through skilled and well-trained staff; enhances health with daily snacks and nutrition education; and supports working families by ensuring no child has to be home alone after school. No child/family is turned away for financial reasons.
LiveWell49 - Serving Park County - Focusting on Behavioral Health & mental Well-Being - Coalition's mission is to enhance and improve the culture of health and wellness in Park County through creative community solutions and effective outreach.
Project Community Connect – Serving Bozeman- Focusing on Basic Needs - An annual community event that gives at-risk individuals and people experiencing homelessness the opportunity to access an array of services in one location and provide information on how to access community resources outside of the one-day event.
The Resilience Project of Greater Gallatin United Way – Serving Gallatin, Madison, Meagher & Park Counties – Focusing on Behavioral Health & Mental Well-Being - An initiative which strives for a healthier and more resilient community due to a shift to a new collective mindset and understanding of behavioral health / mental well-being and how to improve whole-person health. The project provides community education, outreach and awareness through professional development workshops and trainings, annual conference, workplace presentations, and a variety of community events around Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma Informed Care, stress reduction and resilience.
Thrive - Serving Gallatin County – Focusing on Child & Youth Success - Provide mentoring, education and support for children and families, so that everyone in our community has the tools they need to be successful. Programs developed on evidence-based practices, adapted to meet local community needs, and rigorously evaluated to ensure program efficacy.