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Born from Community

Headwaters Foundation is a steward of community resources.

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Headwaters Foundation formed in 2017 as a steward of community resources that were transitioned into an endowment after the sale of Community Medical Center. We started by traveling throughout our region to hear from neighbors about the most pressing issues they were facing. We learned that Western Montanans wanted funds to benefit children, families and Native American communities, go ‘upstream’ to address the root causes of problems, and support collaboration between organizations and across sectors.

To this day, Headwaters Foundation believes in listening, building authentic relationships, and targeting investments to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. We believe that with well-supported organizations and leaders, trust in each other and community at the center, we can create a Western Montana where all people are healthy and thriving.