On June 13th, 2022, communities in Park County and other areas of Southwest Montana experienced historic flooding along the Yellowstone River and its tributaries. In response, Greater Gallatin United Way (GGUW) and the Park County Community Foundation (PCCF) launched the SW MT Flood Relief Fund to provide relief from the far-reaching impacts of the flood in Park County.
Thanks to the generous support of 1,700+ donors from all 50 states and countries around the world, more than $2.7 million has been raised to date (as of Oct. 1st, 2022). Click HERE to see a list of donors.
Although we've come a long way since June, this disaster is far from over. Please consider donating today to help those most impacted.
Phase I distributed more than $1.5 million to more than 300 individuals, businesses, and nonprofits across Park County that were directly impacted by the flood with critical needs around property damage, evacuation costs, food replacement, water, medicine, clean-up, loss of income, and other urgent needs.
Starting October 1st, 2022 the SW MT Flood Relief Fund has transitioned to a 2nd phase of funding to address the unique needs of each community in Park County following the flood.
SW MT Flood Relief Fund Phase II Priority Areas
Economic Relief to North Yellowstone Communities- The SW MT Flood Relief Fund has partnered with the Yellowstone Community Fund to provide critical funding to help the communities surrounding Gardiner, Cooke City, Silver Gate, and Mammoth, WY. For more information and to apply visit: www.yellowstonecommunityfund.org or call (406) 587-2194.
Nonprofit Relief and Resiliency Grants- Local nonprofits will continue to play a role in the long-term relief and resiliency of our community for years to come. Nonprofits serving those impacted by the flood are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply, visit: https://find.pccf-montana.org/Flood2022
Severe Flood Damage- Many in Park County experienced physical damage to their home, business, or nonprofit from rising water. Case managers are working with previous applicants to identify increased needs. Currently, the fund is not accepting new applications for flood damage.
For questions about the SW MT Flood Relief Fund: visit: pccf-montana.org, greatergallatinuntitedway.org, or yellowstonecommunityfund.org. Call: 406-587-2194. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can text Flood22 to 41444
- You can also send a check to:
"Greater Gallatin United Way"
945 Technology Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59718
Please put "SWMT Flood Relief Fund" in the memo
- You can click the "Donate Now" button
The SW MT Flood Relief Fund is co-managed by Greater Gallatin United Way and Park County Community Foundation, with support from the Yellowstone Community Fund. Allocation decisions are made by the SW MT Flood Relief Fund Donation Steering Group via recommendations from trained case managers.
SW MT Flood Relief Fund Donation Steering Group:
- Seabring Davis, Livingston/Paradise Valley
- Jim Halfpenny, Gardiner
- Samantha Pierce, Livingston
- Donna Rowland, Cooke City
- Victoria Schilling, Shields Valley
- Tom Shellenberg, Livingston
- Tim Stevens, Livingston
- Gavin Clark, Park County Community Foundation
- George Haddenhorst, Greater Gallatin United Way
- Megan Castle, Greater Gallatin United Way