Allowing Montana-based non-profits to provide or expand services.
The goal of this initiative is to allow Montana-based non-profits to provide or expand services important to health by developing stable, non-grant funding sources and partnerships.
Non-profit organizations in communities throughout the state provide a wide range of services that may directly or indirectly benefit Montanan’s health and well-being. Many of these organizations subsist year to year on donations and short-term grants. Uncertain and limited funding can adversely affect the stability and effectiveness of their services, and the organizations’ ability to meet community needs. Through our work with non-profits throughout the state, MHCF has learned that some have licensed staff providing services that could be billed to insurance, or are seeking grant funding to create such services, but lack the technical knowledge and skills required to take advantage of third-party revenue. Moreover, in many cases, the services planned are being provided or could be offered through partnerships with other organizations in the community.
In this initiative, we will provide small grants and technical assistance to help social service-oriented non-profits develop new services or partnerships and cultivate third party revenue from billing health insurance as a means of sustaining the service over the long term.
Organizations that receive MHCF support will:
- Demonstrate organizational leadership commitment to the project.
- Assess the potential to meet the identified service needs through partnerships with other community-based organizations, and pursue such partnerships if the potential exists.
- Produce a cross-walk assessment to determine which services are billable.
- Develop a pro-forma for the desired services.
- Develop a policy and procedure manual.
- Begin implementing the desired service within or shortly following the end of the grant term.
If you are interested in applying for support under this initiative, please contact MHCF Program Associate Michele Henson.
2018 Call for Proposals
Find out about this year’s available grants.