Community Stories

Change doesn’t happen because some organization outside the community said it should. It happens when neighbors come together to build a better community.

Childcare: A critical need

According to the research by the National Association of the Education of Young Children, America is likely to lose 50 percent or more of its quality early childhood providers due to COVID-19. Montana cannot afford this loss. We need immediate support to stabilize those providers we have left. And, we need to rebuild our childcare system back better. This will take a dedicated and coordinated effort.

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Press Release: Headwaters Foundation Pledges COVID-19 Relief Funds

Headwaters Foundation has pledged nearly half a million dollars in additional investments in 2020 to help fund organizations on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Along with 350 foundations across the nation, we pledge…

This week has been like no other. We are pivoting everyday to make sure we are working with communities as...

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A message about COVID-19

Dear friends, As a foundation working to create a Western Montana where everyone is healthy and thriving, Headwaters Foundation is...

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True philanthropy is more than money delivered fast

If I were to meet Jeff Bezos I’d tell him that he’s off to a great start. But I’d also tell him that philanthropy that creates lasting change is about more than just money delivered quickly. I’d tell him to build deeper relationships with his grantees instead of top-down cold calling because it will lead to greater trust. And, ultimately, it’s all about trust.

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Headwaters launches Zero to Five

Headwaters Foundation today announced Zero to Five, a $16.7 million, multiyear strategic initiative focused on building resiliency for Montana’s youngest children.

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Making Values Work for Teams

How do you find time for reflection when your staff is small and multi-tasking all the time or when the...

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Guest blog: When back to school means back to consistent meals

Guest blog from the Montana Budget and Policy Office As our Instagram and Facebook feeds fill up with first day...

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