Headwaters Health Foundation of Western Montana
About Headwaters Health Foundation of Western Montana
The Headwaters Health Foundation of Western Montana (Foundation) is a newly formed organization committed to promoting health and wellness to the public in Western Montana. With a vision to positively transform the overall health of the population, the Foundation seeks to create sustainable, system-wide change in health systems and services.
Based in Missoula, the Headwaters Foundation is a “conversion foundation” resulting from the sale of The Community Medical Center to the Billings Clinic and Regional Care Hospital Partners. The transfer of the proceeds into charitable assets makes the Headwaters Foundation one of the largest health-related foundations in Montana. The Foundation is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees, with projected assets of eighty-five million dollars.
In addition to specific areas of health and wellness, the Foundation will be seeking opportunities to address system-level issues related to indicators of health and how public health and healthcare services can be delivered in a more effective, efficient, and synergistic manner. The Foundation will use strategic, evidence-based grantmaking to make a transformative impact on the health of Western Montanans. This approach may include funding opportunities in policy, research, and facilitating collaboration among key stakeholders.