Southwest Montana COVID-19 Response Fund

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TOTAL RAISED:  $517,294

(As of, 10/22/2020, 4:00 pm)

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In response to the crisis, Greater Gallatin United Way (GGUW) and One Valley Community Foundation (OVCF), formerly Bozeman Area Community Foundation, have launched a community response fund to address the pressing needs of individuals and the organizations serving them in Southwest Montana.

The Response Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations working with individuals and populations disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the health and economic consequences of this outbreak.

Initial funding will focus on 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


An update on the Fund as of July 17, 2020.

The Southwest Montana COVID-19 Response fund was announced on March 23rd, 2020 and to date (7/17/2020) has allocated $441,741 in financial relief to organizations in Gallatin, Park, Meagher, and Madison counties.

From April 10th to May 29th, the Donations Steering Group met weekly to review applications and approve awards to community organizations aiding those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The steering group includes staff and board of Greater Gallatin United way and One Valley Community Foundation, formerly known as the Bozeman Area Community Foundation, as well as community leaders, local government, and public health and emergency management officials.

Currently, GGUW and One Valley staff are monitoring new applications and community needs on a daily basis. The Donations Steering Group is meeting on an as-needed basis dependent on the timing of urgent requests submitted to the COVID-19 Response Fund.

The impacts of COVID-19 are likely to linger for many more months. With this in mind, GGUW and One Valley staff plan to adapt the fund based on the community’s needs. Input from community stakeholders, such as yourself, will be invaluable throughout this process. More information will be coming soon on how to engage.

You will find a list of awards made to date by the Donations Steering Group by clicking here


If you would like to donate to the fund, click the button below.

Donate button, click here to donate

Checks may be sent to:

"COVID-19 Response Fund"
c/o Greater Gallatin United Way
945 Technology Blvd., Suite 101-F
Bozeman MT 59718


"COVID-19 Response Fund"
c/o One Valley Community Foundation
1627 West Main St. Box 404
Bozeman MT  59715

We are accepting financial donations (no physical goods) through online giving, checks and stock gifts. For questions about stock donations, grants, or significant donations, we welcome you to contact GGUW staff at or (406) 587 - 2194 - requesting Danica Jamison or Sylvia Drain. You may reach OVCF staff at or (406) 587 - 6262 - requesting Bridget Wilkinson.


For more information on the Fund, how to give and how the money will be distributed in the community, see our SW Montana COVID-19 Response Fund FAQ page.

Do you, your family or someone you know need help or other assistance?

If individuals or families require emergency food, housing, transportation, financial or other social assistance, they should call 211. The 211 hotline is a 24-hour information and resource line and crisis response call center answered by Bozeman Help Center for calls made in the Southwest Montana region.  Referrals to the appropriate source(s) of assistance will be made.  Call center data will be monitored to understand trends in current needs, which will assist us on funding allocation decision-making.  You can call the hotline or get information at

Want to get involved? 

If you are healthy and not part of an at-risk population, we appreciate your willingness to volunteer! Go to to view current needs and sign up. Needs specific to COVID-19 are listed under the "COVID-19 Coordinated Community Response" volunteer initiative in red. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date.

For more information on how to stay healthy

The most up-to-date information on how to stay healthy and  keep the rest of the community safe can be found from:

The Gallatin County Health Department at

The State Department of Health and Human Resources at 

The Centers for Disease Control at