As the pages of this annual report unfold, they reveal a year of dedication, perseverance, and progress. Within these narratives, you’ll find the threads that bind our community together, shaping a shared story of resilience and achievement. We invite you to explore our financial stability, funding sources, and the profound community partnerships that we cherish deeply. This report is a testament to our collective impact, a celebration of successes, and a roadmap for the future as we embark on the next chapter of our four-decade journey in serving this community.
Our capacity to fulfill Greater Gallatin United Way’s (GGUW) mission lies in our ability to evolve alongside the shifting needs of our community. This year, our focus has taken a purposeful turn, with key priorities aligning around three strategic pillars: basic needs, youth success, and early learning, all underscored by a holistic approach to mental health and well-being. By addressing these foundational elements, we aim not only to respond to immediate challenges but to foster enduring growth and resilience. This strategic pivot reflects our unwavering commitment to nurturing a community that stands united in the face of adversity and thrives among opportunity.
The expansion of GGUW’s kidsLINK Out-of-School Initiative is our commitment to youth success. Recognizing a crucial need and our ability to fill the gap, this summer we extended the program to Big Sky, Bozeman, and Belgrade. Serving more than 2,000 children, this initiative has left a lasting impact on our community. Beyond the numbers, it has provided an affordable, safe, educational, and fun place for children to go before and after school, so parents can work. Because of you, our community is stronger, and families are equipped with the tools they need to be successful.
We can’t move forward without acknowledging the significant challenges over the past year, and yet, these challenges have reinforced our commitment to our mission and the communities we serve. Thanks to your support we can respond quickly, with quality, ensuring our vital programs and initiatives are reaching those who need us most.
Thank you for being on this journey with us. We are here to listen, explore, engage and respond. We lead with collaboration, integrity, and passion. You are what drives our work, and on behalf of the thousands of families in our community, thank you!