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Join us in responding to our community's most pressing needs.

We empower donors, volunteers, businesses, governments, nonprofits, and community groups to invest in neighbors to improve the quality of life for everyone here. Working together, we identify the community’s most critical needs in four impact areas (below) and implement collaborative, innovative solutions to improve lives in Gallatin, Madison, Meagher and Park Counties.

Despite all of its outward beauty and prosperity, our community has its challenges.  With your donation or gift of volunteering, we creativley mobilize the best resources and forge partnerships to collectively provide services and HOPE to those who are feeling alone, stressed and worried about their financial stability, housing, food needs, childcare, eldercare, substance misuse, anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns.  We have one life. To live better, we must LIVE UNITED.


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Mission Statement:  Greater Gallatin United Way’s (GGUW) mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities. 

We accomplish this mission by identifying priority needs, forming innovative partnerships, finding new solutions to old problems, securing resources, and inspiring individuals to join the fight against our communities’ most daunting challenges. 

Vision Statement:  GGUW envisions local communities where all individuals and families achieve their full potential through education, income stability, and healthy living.

Strategic Plan:  Founded in 1978, GGUW assesses and addresses current community needs through strategic planning and implementation.  GGUW’s 2018-2023 Strategic Work includes 4 Community Impact Area Goals: 

1) Behavioral Health and Well-Being: Our community is healthier and more resilient due to a shift to a new collective mindset and understanding of behavioral health / mental well-being and how to improve whole-person health. 

2) Ensuring Basic Needs Are Met: All community members experience an improved quality of life because more people’s basic needs are met. 

3) Child and Youth Success: Children and youth consistently get a strong start and have a solid foundation for success in school, work, and life. 

4) Senior Stability: Our community recognizes and is addressing current senior needs and is prepared for growing future demands. 

GGUW strategic initiatives include GGUW Community Investment/Impact initiative, kidsLINK Afterschool Program, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, The Resilience Project, Volunteer Engagement (www.volunteermt.org), and disaster relief funds such as SWMT COVID-19 Response Fund and Bridger Foothills Fire Relief Fund jointly managed with One Valley Community Foundation and the SWMT Flood Relief Fund jointly managed with Park County Community Foundation.


If you want to learn more about GGUW and the work we've done over the past couple of years and our near-term goals, you can view a recording of our Annual Meeting, held virtually on January 20, 2022, by clicking here.






Through community investments and collaborative programs, we can improve lives for everyone.

Learn about United Way Worldwide's 125+ years and Greater Gallatin United Way's 40+ year's history, Click Here.

Greater Gallatin United Way is part of a worldwide network of 1,800 local United Ways, each working to meet the human needs of their community.  To learn more about United Way Worldwide, Click Here.