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About Us

Improving the health and well-being of all Montanans

The Montana Healthcare Foundation makes strategic investments to improve the health and well-being of all Montanans. We contribute to a measurably healthier state by supporting access to quality and affordable health services, conducting evidence-driven research and analysis, and addressing the upstream influences on health and illness.

We provide funding and leadership to tackle Montana’s most challenging health problems. Like many foundations, we make grants, but our approach goes beyond traditional grantmaking. Through direct and grant programs, we bring creativity, discipline, and strategic expertise to the job of improving Montanans’ health.

What We Do

Direct Programs

Grant Programs


Our dedicated, expert staff help identify innovative solutions to critical health challenges.


We catalyze new partnerships to help organizations use limited resources more effectively.


We help bring communities and leaders together to create new solutions to persistent health problems.


We provide technical assistance to help organizations transform their services or create new ones.


We search for proven programs and use our capital to bring those solutions to Montana.


We bring proven programs to tackle Montana’s most serious health challenges.


We support Montana-based innovation to improve health across the state.

Our Values

Our values guide how we operate as an organization and how we interact with others.


We are honest and principled in our stewardship of the Montana Healthcare Foundation trust and interactions with our stakeholders.


We ground our strategy and programming in community engagement and emphasize enduring partnerships with organizations across Montana.


We elevate the priorities of at-risk populations because we understand that social and economic circumstances can create barriers to health.


We rely on our professional expertise and community-based data to make productive, strategic investments that improve health.


We catalyze health improvement by bringing innovative ideas to fruition and encouraging our grantees and partners to do the same.


We pursue programming that has a measurable impact on health and health determinants, and we constantly work to improve the effectiveness of our programs.


We are open, consistent, and clear about how we make decisions and manage the Montana Healthcare Foundation.

Our History

The Montana Healthcare Foundation was created in 2013 as a result of the sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana.

Our History