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Donald and Carol Roberts Foundation in Memory of Virginia K. Weston

The Donald and Carol Roberts Foundation in Memory of Virginia K. Weston is a family foundation established in 1995 and based in Billings, Montana.

Regions: The Foundation primarily serves Montana, with grantees located in Yellowstone County (partially rural), Deer Lodge County (rural), and Lewis and Clark County (rural).

Issues Supported: The Foundation focuses on funding projects supporting mental health care, education, youth development, and arts and culture.

Grant Process and Application: Unsolicited funding requests are generally not accepted. Find out more information about the grant application process by contacting the Foundation by phone at 406-652-3536.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2018, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $89,902.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: South Central Montana Regional Mental Health Center is a grantee located in Billings, Montana, offering mental health services supporting recovery from substance abuse. The Mental Health Center offers recovery housing facilities with the Rainbow House, located in partially rural Yellowstone County.

George Hammill Memorial Foundation Trust

The George Hammill Memorial Foundation Trust is based in St. Ignatius, Montana.

Regions: The Foundation serves Montana organizations, with a focus on rural Lake and Lincoln Counties.

Issues Supported: The George Hammill Memorial Foundation Trust focuses grantmaking on addiction services, substance abuse treatment, homelessness, and mental health care.

Grant Process and Application: For more information about the grantmaking process, contact the Foundation by phone at 406-250-8252.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $104,000.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Never Alone Recovery Support Services is based in Ronan, Montana, in rural Lake County.

Never Alone offers a variety of recovery support programs, including recovery housing. For example, the organization offers a sober living house in Polson, Montana, for men recovering from substance use disorder.

Headwaters Foundation

Headwaters Foundation is a health conversion foundation based in Missoula, Montana, and was established in 2015 when Community Medical Center was sold to the Billings Clinic and RegionalCare Hospital Partners. The Foundation’s mission is to support the health and wellbeing of individuals living in Western Montana, with a particular focus on supporting Native American families and families living in poverty.

Regions: Headwaters Foundation serves 15 counties in Western Montana, the majority of which are rural.

Issues Supported: Health and well-being for individuals living in Western Montana communities are the primary funding priority of the Headwaters Foundation.

Grant Process and Application: The Headwaters Foundation has two grant-making initiatives: Early Childhood and American Indian Health and Well-Being. If you are interested in applying for a grant, contact the program officer. Find out more information about the grantimaking process by visiting the Foundation website.

Grant-Making Per Year: Each year, the Headwaters Foundation provides between $3 and $4.5 million in grants.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Never Alone Recovery Support Services is based in Ronan, Montana. Never Alone offers a variety of recovery support programs, including recovery housing. For example, the organization offers a sober living house in Polson, Montana, for men recovering from substance use disorder.

Montana Healthcare Foundation

The Montana Healthcare Foundation was established in 2013 with assets resulting from the sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana. The Foundation is based in Bozeman and its mission is to support the health of Montana’s communities.

Regions:

The Montana Healthcare Foundation serves the entire state, including both rural and non-rural counties. The Foundation has a specific focus on supporting rural communities in the state and addressing health disparities.

Issues Supported: The Foundation has created several strategic initiatives to improve health for Montana’s residents. Key grantmaking programs include American Indian-led solutions, behavioral health leadership, health policy improvement, public health, school-based health, and supportive housing projects.

Grant Process and Application: There is no deadline for grant applications. Find out more about the grant application process by visiting the Foundation’s website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2018, the Montana Healthcare Foundation provided grants in the amount of $4.5 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Western Montana Mental Health Center is a grantee in Missoula, Montana, that offers a variety of services for individuals struggling with substance abuse. The Health Center provides supportive housing to help individuals develop life skills and live independently while maintaining sobriety.

Morgan Family Foundation

The Morgan Family Foundation was established in 2015 and is based in Manhattan, Montana.

Regions: The Morgan Family Foundation funds organizations in California, Florida, Indiana, Montana, and Pennsylvania. Gallatin County, Lake County, and Silver Bow County in Montana are examples of rural areas served.

Issues Supported: The Morgan Family Foundation supports initiatives addressing health, human services, mental health care, youth development, and shelter and residential care.

Grant Process and Application: Unsolicited funding requests are not accepted. Contact the Foundation by phone at 406-595-7678 for more information.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2020, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $1 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example:

Never Alone Recovery Support Services is based in Ronan, Montana, in rural Lake County. Never Alone offers a variety of recovery support programs, including recovery housing. For

example, the organization offers a sober living house in Polson, Montana, for men recovering from substance use disorder.

Montana Opioid Settlement Funds

Total Settlement Funds in Montana

  • $80 million

Fund Distribution

  • 70% of funding will go towards a statewide opioid abatement trust led by an advisory committee
  • 15% of funding will be distributed to Montana counties
  • 15% of funding will go to the state

Timeline

  • Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
  • Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years

Application Process

  • Not established

Spending So Far

  • NA

Key Contacts

  • Office of the Attorney General contact form, email, and phone: contactdoj@mt.gov; (406) 444-2026

Key Links

How About Your County?

To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center Of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.

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