Bridging Policy Gaps, Forging Smart Solutions

What They Do The Center for American Progress (CAP) is a strategic center of gravity for the national gun violence prevention movement. With a dual focus on policy development and advocacy, they help policy into action, working at the federal and state levels, advocating for legislative and executive action, and thinking creatively about how to grow … Continued

Working With Communities to Protect Montana’s Wilderness

What They Do For more than 50 years, Montana Wilderness Association has been working with communities across the state to protect Montana’s wilderness heritage, quiet beauty, and outdoor traditions. What We Love The Montana Wilderness Association works directly with communities to find common ground between diverse interests in order to build long-term support for wildlands … Continued

Advancing Next Generation Leadership of Young Women Activists

What They Do The Global Fund for Women advances the human rights of women and girls worldwide by finding, funding, and amplifying the courageous work of women who are building social movements and challenging the status quo. Global Fund for Women’s vision is “every woman and girl is strong, safe, powerful, and heard. No exceptions.” … Continued

Training, Mobilizing and Educating Montana’s Next Generation of Leaders

What They Do Forward Montana Foundation is a homegrown, statewide, non-partisan, youth-led, grassroots organization whose mission is to train and mobilize the next generation of young leaders in the state of Montana. In 2014 alone, Forward Montana leaders and volunteers registered more than 10,000 new voters statewide. The organization’s leadership training and development program graduated … Continued

Environmental Education

What They Do The Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS) works to inspire curiosity, understanding and awareness of nature through quality educational experiences. They engage people through exploration and learning, and prepare students to care for this extraordinary place we call home. MOSS provides people of all ages important experiences in nature. For example, they run … Continued

Christine Hunt

Christine Hunt joined The Kendeda Fund in March 2016 as a coordinator and is based in our Atlanta office. Christine previously worked at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta where she served as a philanthropic advisor and director of the Center for Family Philanthropy. She has also served as a fundraising consultant at Coxe Curry … Continued

Tené Traylor

Tené Traylor joined the Kendeda Fund as a Fund Advisor in March 2016 and oversees the Atlanta program. Prior to joining the Fund, Tené was a senior program officer at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. For ten years, she led their community development and neighborhood transformation grant making, including the Neighborhood Fund. Tené launched several programs and … Continued

Understanding the Restorative Power of Nature

What They Do The University of Utah Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is conducting a first-of-its-kind study into the mental health benefits of therapeutic processes and outdoor activities for veterans. This research explores how nature-based experiences contribute to the health and wellbeing of our nation’s Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their families. And the … Continued

Building Hope and Resilience Through Fly Fishing

What They Do Through the experience of fly-fishing in Montana, Warriors and Quiet Waters (WQW) is a catalyst for positive change in the lives of post-9/11 combat veterans. WQW helps build hope and resilience for veterans through therapeutic retreats in a secure, scenic, and restorative environment. WQW provides an all-expenses-paid week of professional fly-fishing instruction, … Continued

Stopping the Illegal Flow and Use of Firearms

What They Do Arms with Ethics speaks to all sides on gun violence by developing police-led strategies that help build a network of consensus-building community safety partners that includes gun owners and gun sellers. The organization is developing programs to reduce the illegal flow and illegal use of guns by focusing on the estimated 500,000 … Continued