How Award Decisions Are Made

As members of the SW Montana COAD, Greater Gallatin United Way (GGUW) and Bozeman Area Community Foundation (BACF) are actively working with community leaders, local government, public health, and emergency management officials to monitor and respond to the immediate and evolving needs of the region resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

All requests for funding are reviewed and approved on a rolling basis by the Donor Steering Group which is comprised of members of the following organizations:

Greater Gallatin United Way (staff and board)

Bozeman Area Community Foundation (staff and board)

SW Montana COAD (Communities Organizations Active in Disaster)

City of Bozeman

Gallatin County

AMB West Philanthropies,

Bozeman Help Center/2-1-1

Gallatin Valley Land Trust

Additionally, an advisory committee has been assembled to provide regional oversight, specifically designed to assist with questions surrounding need and the availability of additional funding in Park, Madison, and Meagher counties and the communities of Belgrade, Big Sky, and W. Yellowstone.

At this point in the current crisis, the Southwest MT COVID-19 Response Fund is focusing on providing aid in five primary areas of need:

  1. Food/supply distribution

  2. Emergency housing 

  3. Emergency financial assistance 

  4. Health and wellbeing

  5. Programs/supplies needed to support crisis response

Requests for support are being reviewed on a rolling basis with a goal of announcing new awards weekly. 

For more information about the SW MT COVID-19 Response Fund, click here