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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 experience health problems at higher rates than the rest of the population. Headwaters Foundation invests to support thriving Native American communities in Western Montana. We work with organizations that serve Native Americans, are Native-led, and address 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.