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Category: Foundation Update

Announcing 2023 Mignon Waterman Award Recipient

Regina Ertz, Ph.D., Fort Belknap Tribal Health Behavioral Health Program Director Regina Ertz, Ph.D., is this year's Mignon Waterman Award recipient in recognition of her leadership of Fort Belknap Tribal Health's Behavioral Health Program and her innovative efforts to make mental health services widely available with the Fort Belknap Indian Community. The award also recognizes … Continued

Announcing 2023 Call for Proposals Awardees

We are happy to announce the recipients of our 2023 Call for Proposals grants. These projects represent innovative ideas for improving health and well-being in Montana. This open grant opportunity is extremely competitive. Each year, we receive far more grant applications than we can fund – and this year, we received more applications than ever … Continued

Farewell, Ted Madden!

The Montana Healthcare Foundation’s Chief Operations Officer, Ted Madden, will be retiring from his position at the end of the year. Ted joined the organization in 2013 as its second employee and founding chief operations officer. He has played many pivotal roles over the years, some of which included building the organization’s operations from the … Continued

Announcing Generous Donation from MacKenzie Scott

This past month, the Montana Healthcare Foundation received a $12 million gift from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott. The gift is part of nearly $2 billion that she has granted over the past year to 343 organizations working to support the “voices and opportunities of people from underserved communities.” This gift will support and further … Continued

Announcing 2022 Mignon Waterman Award Recipient

Brenda Kneeland, LCPC, LAC, Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center CEO The Mignon Waterman Award was created in 2017 to honor the life and legacy of Mignon Waterman. Mignon was one of the Montana Healthcare Foundation’s founding trustees, and throughout her career, she devoted herself to improving Montana’s behavioral health system. Brenda Kneeland, LCPC, LAC, … Continued

Looking Ahead to 2022

Happy New Year! As we look ahead to this new year, we are deeply appreciative of the hard work and commitment of our partners around the state. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought intense challenges for all of you. Even though the pandemic continues, we are confident that with your continued partnership in 2022 we will … Continued

Announcing 2021 Mignon Waterman Award Recipient

We created this award to honor Mignon Waterman's life and legacy. Mignon was one of our founding trustees and served as board secretary from 2013 to 2017. Each year, we use this award to highlight an individual who, like Mignon, has made notable contributions to Montana’s behavioral health system This year, it is our honor … Continued

Announcing 2020 Mignon Waterman Award Recipient

This year, it is our honor to recognize Jim FitzGerald, CEO of Intermountain and the ChildWise Institute.

New School-Based Health Initiative Press Release

New multi-year initiative will create school-based health centers in communities with high needs

How We’re Working To Support Montanans Through COVID-19

Here’s a snapshot of what we are doing right now to support our partners and Montana communities.