Foundation

Our vision is a western Montana where all people, especially the most vulnerable among us, are healthy and thriving. 

Headwaters Foundation was born from community. A community invested in western Montana. With more than $100 million in assets, our mission is to work side-by-side Western Montanans to improve the health of our communities. Our vision is a western Montana where all people, especially the most vulnerable among us, are healthy and thriving.

To fulfill our mission, we believe in and commit to these guiding principles.
We are humble, mindful and accountable to the people of western Montana. We are respectful of our relationships. Before we act, we listen with empathy and learn with openness. We are locally-driven and community-centered.

We engage in our work with the highest integrity. We build fair processes and procedures, have allegiance to facts and ethical decision-making, and invest in effective, evidence-based outcomes. We are honest, consistent and responsible and operate with transparency. We develop clear and explainable processes. We set clear expectations to ensure we meet our fiduciary responsibilities and avoid conflicts of interest. We foster justice in our work. We support leaders and activities that work to create a more equitable society. We foster inclusion and diversity within our staff, on our board and in the distribution of our resources.