We empower donors, volunteers, businesses, governments, nonprofits, and community groups to invest in neighbors to improve the quality of life for everyone here. Working together, we identify the community’s most critical needs in four impact areas (below) and implement collaborative, innovative solutions to improve lives in Gallatin, Madison, Meagher and Park Counties.
Despite all of its outward beauty and prosperity, our community has its challenges. With you donation or gift of volunteering, we creativley mobilize the best resources and forge partnerships to collectively provide services and HOPE to those who are feeling alone, stressed and worried about their financial stability, housing, food needs, childcare, eldercare, substance misuse, anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns. We have one life. To live better, we must LIVE UNITED.
Mission Statement: Greater Gallatin United Way’s (GGUW) mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities.
We accomplish this mission by identifying priority needs, forming innovative partnerships, finding new solutions to old problems, securing resources, and inspiring individuals to join the fight against our communities’ most daunting challenges.
Vision Statement: GGUW envisions local communities where all individuals and families achieve their full potential through education, income stability, and healthy living.
Strategic Plan: Founded in 1978, GGUW assesses and addresses current community needs through strategic planning and implementation. GGUW’s 2018-2023 Strategic Work includes 4 Community Impact Area Goals:
1) Behavioral Health and Well-Being: Our community is healthier and more resilient due to a shift to a new collective mindset and understanding of behavioral health / mental well-being and how to improve whole-person health.
2) Ensuring Basic Needs Are Met: All community members experience an improved quality of life because more people’s basic needs are met.
3) Child and Youth Success: Children and youth consistently get a strong start and have a solid foundation for success in school, work, and life.
4) Senior Stability: Our community recognizes and is addressing current senior needs and is prepared for growing future demands.
GGUW strategic initiatives include kidsLINK Afterschool Program, Early Childhood Community Council, The Resilience Project, GGUW Community Investment/Impact initiative, Volunteer Engagement (www.volunteermt.org), and disaster relief funds such as SWMT COVID-19 Response Fund and Bridger Foothills Fire Relief Fund jointly managed with One Valley Community Foundation.