Moving Mountains Foundation
Moving Mountains Foundation (MMF) is dedicated to improving the quality of lives of children and adults with developmental and acquired disabilities by:
supporting improved access to skilled services (occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, and mental health) in the individual’s natural environment,
improving awareness and the community’s understanding of disability,
and supporting access to needed supplies and materials to improve independence in their activities of daily living.
Why Moving Mountains Foundation
Currently, many individuals in Western Montana are not able to enjoy their full potential due to lack of available skilled services, adaptive equipment and education. Parents and caregivers want their loved ones to be happy and healthy. Sometimes, financial constraints make it impossible to cover medical expenses and educational advancement opportunities. Our application-based case grant program provides funding to meet the immediate needs of these families based upon need and the program funds available.
What We Do
Parents and caregivers want their loved ones to be happy and healthy. Because financial constraints can make it impossible to cover medical expenses and educational advancement opportunities. Our application-based case grant program provides funding for individuals to receive needed care, equipment and education, which often improves or even saves their lives. Moving Mountains Foundation is designed to provide immediate support for these families based upon need and the program funds available.
What We Fund
We provide screenings for organizations that work with children and at-risk populations (daycares, private schools, preschools, group homes, etc.) and make the appropriate referrals given the results of the screenings. These referrals may include a recommendation for a visit to the child's physician or to a specialist such as a neurologist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, physical therapist, mental health provider, audiologist, education specialist, et cetera.
We provide affordable or free skilled educational in-services and programs for caregivers, daycare providers, teachers, early intervention specialists and other organizations that work with vulnerable populations. These educational programs include, but are not limited to;
The importance of early intervention services
Feeding and swallowing disorders and treatment
Sensory processing and creating sensory friendly environments
Creating thriving environments for individuals with disabilities
Typical and atypical development
Moving Mountains Foundation develops and implements all-ability sensory friendly community events to support individuals with disabilities. These events can include adaptive sports, sensory friendly gatherings, and holiday programs. These events celebrate our community's diversity and create a safe space for vulnerable populations.
We ensure that individuals with disabilities have the equipment and supplies they need for functional independence, making daily living tasks possible through the use of aids for travel, communication, learning, work, and participation in social and recreational activities.
We support delivery of skilled services and education in the most natural environment for children and their caregivers (e.g. home, education centers, community-based settings, etc.) through travel expense reimbursement. Many individuals are unable to access skilled services due to rural living or lack of financial resources to travel. We reimburse the cost of travel associated with treatment and education delivery in western Montana for children with disabilities and their caregivers, parents, and teachers.
There are several ways you can help empower your neighbors with disabilities!
You can donate by credit card or through PayPal using the button below.
You can mail a check made out to:
Moving Mountains Foundation
700 SW Higgins Ave
Suite 103, Missoula, MT 59804
To donate used medical equipment to someone in need, contact us at call 406-396-4130.
Visit us at movingmountainsmt.org!