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

David Brotherton

David Brotherton is a communications consultant and advisor for the Kendeda Fund’s Gun Violence Prevention program. David is also president of Brotherton Strategies, where he provides communications services to a diverse mix of national foundations, global NGOs, local nonprofits, and mission-driven for-profit clients. Having spent 25 years working at the intersection of message, media, brand, and … Continued

Building Strong Neighborhoods with Quality Affordable Housing

What They Do People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo) is a local membership-based community organization fighting to make affordable housing a reality on Buffalo’s West Side. PUSH Buffalo was established to: Create strong neighborhoods with quality affordable housing; Decrease the rate of housing abandonment by reclaiming empty houses from neglectful public and private owners and … Continued

Promoting Global Awareness Through Reporting, Outreach, and Education

What They Do The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is a nonprofit journalism organization. Dedicated to promoting of in-depth engagement with underreported global affairs, the Center sponsors quality international journalism across all media platforms and an innovative program of outreach and education. Founded in 2006, the Center now supports over 100 public-interest reporting projects each … Continued