Montana Healthcare Foundation Invites Proposals for Projects to Improve Health, Well-Being of Montanans

The Montana Healthcare Foundation is accepting proposals for projects aimed at improving the health and well-being of Montanans.

For this call for proposals, the foundation has identified three funding areas:

American Indian Health — In partnership with Montana’s Native people, support will be awarded to projects that address key health and healthcare challenges and the upstream social, economic, and educational challenges that drive health disparities in the state.

Behavioral Health — Support will be awarded in support of collaborative, systems-based solutions to behavioral health challenges in Montana.

Partnerships for a Better Health — Support will be awarded in support of planning and implementation of innovative projects that demonstrate how collaboration between hospitals, community heath centers, public health departments, and other community-based organizations can generate synergistic improvements in health and the more efficient use of resources. Projects should create new inter-agency partnerships designed to deliver more accessible and effective care, expand the use of care coordination, and strengthen efforts to prevent disease by addressing upstream risk factors such as poverty and poor-quality housing.

Each organization may submit up to three applications, one per program.

Through the program, grants of up to $50,000 over a year or up to $100,000 over two years will be awarded. (Note: For projects in the planning phase, the foundation will only provide grants of up to $25,000 to support business and sustainability planning.)

To be eligible, applicants must be a Montana-based organization that is tax exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (excluding those classified as private foundations or any type III non-functionally integrated supporting organization under section 509(a) of the Code), a tax-exempt educational institution, or a state, tribal, or local government agencies.  

See the Montana Healthcare Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.