Funders for Montana’s Children and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis published a first of its kind report on the state of Early Childhood Development in Montana. Data about the early childhood sector can be difficult to come by. This … Continued


From the folks at Child Care Aware – Montana continues to rank as one of the most expensive states for child care compared to wages. It’s not that child care is so expensive in Montana, but that wages are so low. … Continued


Curious about what the Funders for Montana’s Children has been up to? Here’s an update: Funders for Montana’s Children members represent foundations whose philanthropic interests include a focus on early childhood. We believe that our most precious resource is our … Continued



The Advancing Early Childhood Education Alliance (AECEA) is changing its name to Funders for Montana’s Children to better encapsulate our mission. Children are Priority One  Funders for Montana’s Children believes that our most precious resource is our children and that … Continued


Amy Hyfield was promoted to Executive Director at the O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation on September 1, 2015. Jo Ann Eder, the previous E.D. will remain in her position as the President of the Edwards board. Amy started as an … Continued


Jo Ann Eder and Amy Hyfield participated in the Montana Healthy Communities Conference in Helena on October 27-28, 2015. The conference began with the premise that there is more to health than health care. Affordable housing, fresh produce, safe places to … Continued