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.

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

Dec. 13, 2018 Contact: Jennifer Savage, communications officer, Headwaters Foundation, 406-240-8977, jennifers@headwatersmt.org. Headwaters Foundation launches Zero to Five, a strategic...

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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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Thanks so much for joining us!

Dear community members, Thank you so much for your recent participation in community meetings in Missoula, Kalispell, Butte and Helena...

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The Whitman Institute Profiles Our CEO

Our friends at the Whitman Institute have been a source of inspiration and guidance when it comes to trust-based philanthropy....

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What is Trust-Based Philanthropy?

Headwaters Foundation is doing philanthropy differently by implementing a model called trust-based philanthropy. Using trust as a starting point, we...

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