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January 2020 |

Read the second regional spotlight in our current "Trends in Northwest Giving" series. Education was the top priority for funders to Montana in 2016, receiving one-third of all funding. This article features Montana and the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation's unique public-private partnerships to fund collective impact programs that strengthen Montana's education system.

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November 2019 | Philanthropy Northwest

Trends in Northwest Giving began as a project of Philanthropy Northwest in 2002 and has been published every two years as an aggregation and analysis of grantmaking trends that shape our region — Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. The Trends in Northwest Giving 2019 report focuses on the most recent data available, through fiscal year 2016, and includes a combination of information from our membership network, Form 990s and intermediaries.

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July 2019 |

It’s magic to watch impact investing happen in a small town. In June, a group of local people met in Missoula, Montana for 90 minutes and crafted a $300,000 loan enabling a nonprofit organization to buy land for an innovative affordable housing development. Their transaction paves the way for Homeword to develop up to 72 new homes and support services that are sorely needed in Missoula. 

November 2018 |

Being counted matters a lot! Just a few weeks ago, MCF participated in the first Montana 2020 Complete Census Count Committee meeting where people from across Montana gathered to discuss how best to get the word out about the importance of getting an accurate count. April 1, 2020 may seem like it's a long way off, yet it will be here before we know it.

October 2017 | Philanthropy Northwest

In Philanthropy Northwest's “Pacific Northwest Changemakers,” generously supported by the Satterberg Foundation, Mitchell Thomashow takes us on a tour of place-based, community-driven philanthropy, from Central Washington to Montana, from Coastal Alaska to Portland.

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May 25, 2017
9:30am to 11:00am
PDT
Online

The effects of natural and manmade disasters have become more frequent, far-reaching and widespread. As a result, preserving the safety, security and prosperity of all parts of our society is becoming more challenging. Our nation’s traditional approach to managing the risks associated with these disasters relies heavily on the government. However, today’s changing reality is affecting all levels of government in their efforts to improve our resilience while grappling with the limitations of their capabilities. Even in small- and medium-sized disasters, which the government is generally effective at managing, significant access and service gaps still exist. In large-scale disasters or catastrophes, government resources and capabilities can be overwhelmed. In this call, Mike Riedy and Matt Cedar will provide an overview of the four phases of emergency management, differences between community recovery and individual recovery and suggest ways to support the long-term recovery group process, including why financial contributions are best.

May 2017 |

Preliminary results from this month's 24-hour giving days in Idaho, Montana and Washington report that donors gave more than $21.4 million to a range of nonprofits across our region. The current estimate falls below last year's May giving day totals — which raised about $25.4 million for nonprofits in Idaho, Montana and Washington, despite a national website crash that delayed and discouraged donors — but above the $19 million raised in 2015. Final numbers won't be available for a few more weeks, as organizers confirm payments, matching funds and other complex calculations.