Southwest Montana COVID-19 Response Fund

A photo in greyscale of a family holding hands around a heart, photo text is Southwest Montana Covid-19 Response Fund, Serving the Region Throughout Crisis and Recovery

 

TOTAL RAISED:  $216,887

(As of, 4/8/2020, 10:00 am)

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In response to the crisis, Greater Gallatin United Way (GGUW) and Bozeman Area Community Foundation (BACF) 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: food/supply distribution, emergency housing, emergency financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and programs/supplies needed to support crisis response. As the situation evolves and additional needs arise, the Response Fund’s priorities and scope may shift or expand to best serve the region throughout the crisis and recovery.

GGUW and 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.

Throughout the changing nature of this unprecedented situation, the Fund managers will be convening regional social service providers in order to identify shifts in community needs and address any gaps in crucial services. 

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

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Checks may be sent to:

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

or

"COVID-19 Response Fund"
c/o Bozeman Area 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 covid19@greatergallatinunitedway.org or (406) 587 - 2194 - requesting Danica Jamison or Sylvia Drain. You may reach BACF staff at covid19@bozemanfoundation.org 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 https://montana211.org/.

Want to get involved? 

If you are healthy and not part of an at-risk population, we appreciate your willingness to volunteer! Go to VolunteerMT.org 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

https://www.healthygallatin.org/coronavirus-covid-19/

The State Department of Health and Human Resources at

https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt 

The Centers for Disease Control at

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html