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Grants to Montana Educational Institutions, Nonprofits, and Agencies to Develop and Implement Solutions to Key Health Challenges

2024 Call for Proposals (CFP)


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Geographic Focus
USA: Montana

Important Dates
Conference Date: 02/15/24
Deadline: 03/15/24 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Montana educational institutions, state, Tribal, and local government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to develop and implement solutions to key health challenges in the state. There are two grants available: one for projects in the business planning phase and one for projects with an established business plan. These grants support innovative ideas for improving health and well-being in Montana and lead to a better understanding of the health needs in the state.

The strongest applications will demonstrate the importance of the health issue being addressed, the effectiveness of the program you seek to design or implement, strong partnerships with organizations that can contribute to success, and sustainability beyond the grant term.

The Foundation provides the following grants:
  • Planning Projects:  For projects in the planning phase, grants to support strategic business and sustainability planning. 
  • Implementation Projects: For projects that already have strong business and sustainability plans.

Project selection criteria: 

  • Importance of health issue
  • Need
  • Sustainability
  • Creating partnerships
  • Focus on at-risk populations and health disparities
  • Solutions exist
  • Workable in Montana and culturally appropriate
  • Feasibility and scale
  • Contribution to a diverse grantee portfolio
  • Leadership by and engagement of stakeholders and community members
  • Collaboration with American Indian leadership

For more information about project selection criteria, see:

For project examples, see:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Foundation only funds Montana-based organizations.

Montana-based organizations that are eligible to apply for funding under this call for proposals include:
- Tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (excluding those classified as private foundations or any type III non-functionally integrated supporting organization under section 509(a) of the Code)
- Tax-exempt educational institutions
- State, tribal, or local government agencies
- Eligible applicants may use a portion of the budget to fund consultants that may not meet the eligibility criteria. Please refer to Grant FAQs for more eligibility information.

- Individuals
- Capital campaigns
- Operating deficits or retirement of debt
- Unless part of a Montana Healthcare Foundation-invited proposal, construction projects, real estate, acquisitions, or endowments
- Fundraising events
- Organizations that discriminate because of race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or political orientation
- Lobbying as defined by the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (IRC), section 4945(d)(1)
- Activities supporting political candidates or voter registration drives as defined in IRC section 4945(d)(2)
- Large equipment purchases (for example, medical equipment, vans, etc.), where such purchases constitute a substantial portion of the grant budget
- Medical research or research lacking a direct, targeted, and practical benefit to Montanans’ health
- Organizations or foundations for redistribution of funds via sub-grants

Please note that funds may not be used in any way that might supplant government funding of existing programs. All applicants must read the Guidelines on Supplanting linked in the Supporting Documents field.

Pre-Proposal Conference
The Foundation is hosting a webinar on Thursday, February 15, from 1-2 p.m. to go over the details of this grant opportunity.
- Registration for webinar:

Pre-Application Information
- Opportunity Opens: January 16
- Applications Due: May 15
- Funding decision: May 30
- Projects begin: June 15

- The Foundation encourages proposals that involve partnerships among two or more organizations. However, one of the partners must serve as the primary applicant. If the proposal is selected for funding, the primary applicant will receive the entire grant.
- Each organization may submit up to three distinct applications per year.

Grant FAQs:

Estimated Size of Grant
Planning projects: between $10,000 and $50,000 (one-year projects )
Implementation projects: up to $100,000 (two-year projects )

Term of Contract
Applicants can submit proposals for one year projects or two year projects.

Contact Information
Online application:


777 East Main Street, Suite 206
Bozeman, Montana, 59715
(406) 451-7060

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