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What We Do


Our Mission: Building a Better Community for All



United Way of Missoula County builds a better community for all, specifically in the areas of educationfinancial stability, and health.  

Each fall, we help local students start the school year with the tolls they need to learn through our Back-to-School Backpack Program  Learn more here.

Our initiatives

We serve as a leader, collaborator, and fundraiser for these community programs.


Zero to Five Missoula


Imagination Library



We administer Dolly Parton's Imagination Library for children living in Missoula and Mineral counties. Through this program, young children ages birth to 5 receive a new, age-appropriate book in the mail each month at no cost to their family. Books and a love of reading improve literacy skills and set kids up for success in Kindergarten, and the school years following it. Learn more here. Sign your child up here.


Reaching Home: Missoula's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness




United Way of Missoula County is a leading partner of Reaching Home: Missoula's 10-year Plan to End Homelessness
The city-county effort is co-chaired by our CEO Susan Hay Patrick. Contact the Teresa Williams, Reaching Home Coordinator to get involved.

Learn more here. Check out the 10-Year Plan here.






5-2-1-0 Let's Move! Missoula


United Way of Missoula County is a leading partner in 5-2-1-0 Let's Move! Missoula, which works to prevent and reduce childhood obesity in Missoula County by getting kids and families to move more and eat healthier. This coalition is a collaboration among the City-County Health Department, local schools, businesses, and nonprofits. Click here for more on 5-2-1-0 Let's Move!



Project Tomorrow Montana


 Project Tomorrow Montana has educated hundreds of health care professionals, school counselors and community members on how to identify suicide warning signs and safe intervention strategies. Together, we are fighting for a better tomorrow, for Missoula, for Western Montana. Learn more here about Project Tomorrow Montana, including upcoming training opportunities.