Moving Mountains Foundation

Our Mission


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

Screenings


We provide screenings for organizations that work with children and at-risk populations (daycare's, 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 their physician or to a specialist such as a neurologist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, physical therapist, mental health provider, audiologist, education specialist, etc.

Educational Programs


We provide affordable/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;
 

  1. The Importance of early intervention services

  2. Feeding and swallowing disorders and treatment

  3. Caregiver-child interaction

  4. Sensory processing and creating sensory friendly environments

  5. Creating thriving environments for individuals with disabilities

  6. Typical and atypical development

Community Events


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 bring awareness to diverse populations and create a safe space for vulnerable populations.

Equipment/Supplies


We ensure that individuals with disabilities have the equipment and supplies they need for functional independence through making daily living tasks possible through the use of aids that help a person travel, communicate with others, learn, work, and participate in social and recreational activities.

Travel


Supporting delivery of skilled services and education in the most natural environment for children and their caregivers (e.g. home, education center, community-based setting, etc.) through travel expense reimbursement. Many individuals are unable to access skilled service due to rural living or lack of financial resources to travel. These grant funds will be used to reimburse the cost of travel associated with treatment and education delivery in Western Montana for children with disabilities and their caregiver, parents, and teachers.

Applicant Criteria for Organizations
 

  • The organization must work with individuals who have or may have needs that can be met by skilled services

Applicant Criteria for Individuals
 

  • Applicant must have an immediate need for treatment/support and if treatment is not found, the applicant’s physical safety is in jeopardy

  • Income level of the applicant’s family must be below $45,000/year

  • The case must involve an individual with a specific health care need

  • The request must be clinically relevant to the health of the child

  • There must be no existing insurance coverage for the requested expenses

There are several ways you can donate
 

  1. Mail a check made out to Moving Mountains Foundation:
    700 SW Higgins Ave,
    Suite 103, Missoula, MT 59804

  2. By credit card through paypal link

  3. Donating used medical equipment for someone in need

Moving Mountains Foundation Application Process
 

  1. Fill out application completely and legibly. Incomplete or illegible applications cannot be processed. 2. Email your completed application to: laura@mmtherapycenter.com
     

  2. Moving Mountains Foundation will respond to your email within four weeks of it being sent either requesting more information or stating whether or not your request will move to the formal decision stage.
     

  3. As soon as we have all needed information from you, the case will be decided at the quarterly board meeting.
     

  4. If approved, Moving Mountains Foundation will update the provider or organization (not the family) within four weeks of approval.
     

  5. Awards must be used within twelve months of the date granted.
     

Imagine a world where individuals with disabilities receive the care they need and deserve. With your donation, we can help make this world a supportive place for individuals to thrive and meet their full potential. Moving Mountains Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) charitable organizations so all donations are tax deductible.

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700 SW Higgins Ave, Suite 103

Missoula, MT 59803

406-396-4130 (p)

406-797-5008 (f)

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