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Native American Health and Wellbeing

Improving the health and wellbeing of Native Americans and supporting their sovereignty, culture, and families.

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Native Americans make up 6 to 7% of the population in Montana, and they experience disproportionately higher rates of health problems than the rest of the population. Headwaters Foundation invests in community and culture-driven solutions to support thriving Native American communities in Western Montana. We work with organizations that exist specifically to serve Native Americans, demonstrate Native leadership within their organization, and prioritize addressing social and economic barriers to health.

In conversation and partnership with Native American leaders in Western Montana, we have prioritized the following funding areas:
Mental health crisis prevention and intervention.
Increasing access to culturally competent healthcare.
Preserving Indigenous culture and identity.
Supporting access to healthy food and preserving traditional food systems.

For information on how to apply, visit our Grant FAQ page.