Emergency Relief Fund Grant Award Recipients 2020

 Round One Grants, awarded for organizations providing direct services to clients or residents, and either were responding to an increase in demand due to COVID-19 or who were having trouble meeting their usual demand due to decline of revenue related to COVID-19. Grants were prioritized on the urgency of the need and whether or not the organization was serving seniors, children and/or vulnerable populations in the areas of food, housing, transportation, childcare, or healthcare access.

Florence Crittenton Home and Services: $1500

Helena Family YMCA: $2000

Volunteers of America of Northern Rockies: $2000

Family Outreach: $2000

Family Promise of Greater Helena: $2000

West Mont:$2000

YWCA Helena: $2000

Intermountain Deaconess Children’s Hospital: $2000

The Shop University: $500

Good Samaritan Ministries: $2000

The Friendship Center: $2000

Child Care Connections: $2000

The Holter Museum: $2000

Montana Legal Service Association: $2000

 Life Houses Inc.: $2000

Special Olympics Montana: $2000

Cohesion Dance: $2000

The Power House (Lincoln, MT): $2000

North Jefferson County Library District (Clancy, MT): $2000

Round Two Grants: Rebound and Reopening grants were made to organizations who are retooling or altering their delivery models in response to COVID-19. 

The Angel Fund: $2000

Helena Babe Ruth Baseball: $2000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Helena and Great Falls: $2000

Exploration Works! $2000

Helena Area Habitat for Humanity: $2000

Montana Learning Center: $2000

The Myrna Loy: $2000

Options Clinic: $2000

Family Outreach: $2000

The Shop University: $2000

West Mont: $2000

YWCA Helena: $2000

Archie Bray Foundation: $2000

Montana Shares: $500

Helena American Legion Baseball: $1500

Helena CASA: $2000

Child Care Connections: $2000

Grandstreet Theatre: $2000

Montana Playwrights: $2000

Montana Wilderness Association: $2000

World Montana: $2000

 Oro Fino Chapter, NSDAR: $500

AERO: $2000 ($1000 granted currently)

Ironhorse Music: $2000 ($1000 granted currently)

The Joint Grants Committee, made up of representatives from both the Helena Area Community Foundation (HACF) and United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area (UWLCA), is pleased to release funding to nonprofits who are responding to the crisis in innovative and thoughtful ways.