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Rapid Response Grants

Grants to Montana Nonprofits, Educational Institutions,
and Agencies for Small-Scale Health Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 174414
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Montana Healthcare Foundation


Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to Montana nonprofit organizations, tax-exempt educational institutions, and state, tribal, and local government agencies for smaller-scale programs and projects addressing any of the following three health-related areas of focus:

(a) American Indian Health,
(b) Behavioral Health (mental illness and drug and alcohol use), and/or
(c) Partnerships for Better Health.

Funding is intended to support proposals focused on planning, training, and smaller-scale pilot projects addressing the above three focus areas.

The Rapid Response program will offer grants between $10,000 and $50,000.

The typical grant award is expected to be between $10,000 and $25,000; the minimum request is $10,000. The maximum request is $25,000 for a one-year project and $50,000 for a two-year project. The Foundation expects to award only a small number of Rapid Response grants above $25,000.

Grants awarded under this CFP will fund projects that must be completed in between 12 and 24 months.

MHCF will only fund Montana-based organizations under this CFP. Montana-based organizations that are eligible to apply for funding include:
- Tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (excluding those classified as private foundations or any type III non-functionally integrated supporting organization under section 509(a) of the Code)
- Tax-exempt educational institutions
- State, tribal, and local government agencies

For the American Indian focus area, additional eligibility requirements apply.

Eligible applicants in this area are:
- Montana-based federally or state-recognized tribal government agencies.
- American Indian nonprofit organizations and Urban Indian Centers based in Montana (organizations with an American Indian-controlled Board and a primary focus on programming serving Montana’s American Indian communities), and tax exempt as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (excluding those classified as private foundations or any type III non-functionally integrated supporting organization under section 509(a) of the Code).

The Montana Healthcare Foundation does not fund:
- Individuals
- Capital campaigns
- Operating deficits or retirement of debt
- Construction projects, real estate acquisitions, or endowments unless part of a MHCF-invited proposal
- Fundraising events
- Organizations that discriminate by reason of race, religion, gender, national origin, gender orientation, age, or political orientation
- Lobbying as defined by the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (IRC), section 4945(d)(1)
Activities supporting political candidates or voter registrations drives, as defined in IRC section 4945(d)(2)
- Large equipment purchases (for example, medical equipment, vans)
- Medical research or research lacking a direct, targeted, and practical benefit to Montanans’ health
- Organizations or foundations for redistribution of funds via sub-grants

In addition, please note that Montana Healthcare Foundation funds may not be used in any way that might supplant government funding of existing programs. All applicants must read our guidelines on supplanting, which can be found at

One organization may submit up to two distinct applications under this call for proposals.

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Montana Healthcare Foundation
777 E. Main, Suite 206
Bozeman, MT 59715

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