COVID-19 Donations & Volunteering Opportunities

Looking for ways you can donate or volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

A new fund, the Southwest Montana COVID-19 Response Fund, has been created at the request of SW Montana COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) to rapidly mobilize resources to meet increased needs in our local communities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The creation of the fund is a joint effort between the Greater Gallatin United Way (GGUW) and Bozeman Area Community Foundation (BACF) to streamline support and focus it to the areas of our region that need it most at this time.  Those wishing to help people and organizations most impacted during the outbreak in Southwest Montana are encouraged to donate to the Response Fund.

The Response Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations working with individuals and populations disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the health and economic consequences of this outbreak.

Initial funding will focus on five primary areas of need:

  • Food and supplies distribution
  • Emergency housing
  • Emergency financial assistance
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Programs and supplies needed to support crisis response.

As the situation evolves and additional needs arise, the Response Fund’s priorities and scope may shift or expand to best serve the region throughout the crisis and recovery.

Learn more about the fund, or make an online donation today.

Mail checks to:
“COVID-19 Response Fund”
c/o Greater Gallatin United Way
945 Technology Blvd., Suite 101-F
Bozeman MT  59718

“COVID-19 Response Fund”
c/o Bozeman Area Community Foundation
1627 W. Main St. Box 404
Bozeman, MT  59715

If individuals or families require emergency food, housing, transportation, financial or other social assistance, they should call 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 hotline is an information and resource line and crisis response call center answered by Bozeman Help Center for calls made in the Southwest Montana region. Referrals to the appropriate source(s) of assistance will be made.

The spontaneous volunteer subcommittee of SW Montana COAD has asked organizations to post their COVID-19 related volunteer needs to VolunteerMT.org. You should only volunteer in-person if you are healthy and not part of an at-risk population.  The site does contain some volunteer needs that can be completed from home. Once you register on the site, you can respond to agency needs.

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