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Mignon Waterman Award

Award to a Montana Individual, Nonprofit, Agency, or IHE
for Contributions to Behavioral Health Care in the State

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Foundation / Corporation

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Montana Healthcare Foundation (MHCF)

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Award of $10,000 to a Montana individual, nonprofit, university, local or state agency, or tribal government for outstanding innovation, leadership, and progress in behavioral health as well as general health care in the state. Funding is intended to honor contributions made by Mignon Waterman towards strengthening the system of care for people struggling with mental illness and substance abuse in Montana.

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GrantWatch ID#: 182216

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible nominees include Montana-based non-profit organizations, universities, state or local agencies, or tribal governments. Individuals may be nominated, but the nominee’s organization must accept the award on his or her behalf.

The Foundation does not fund:

-Capital campaigns
-Operating deficits or retirement of debt
-Construction projects, real estate acquisitions, or endowments unless part of an MHCF-invited proposal
-Fundraising events
-Organizations that discriminate because of race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual 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 registration drives as defined in IRC section 4945(d)(2)
-Large equipment purchases (for example: medical equipment, vans, etc.), where such purchase constitute a substantial portion of the grant budget.
-Medical research or research lacking a direct, targeted, and practical benefit to Montanans’ health
-Organizations or foundations for redistribution of funds via sub-grants

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations will be accepted beginning on August 1 each year and due on November 1. The awardee will be announced by December 1.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nomination form:

Please call the office at 406-451-7060 if you have any questions.

Melinda Buchheit

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana