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


The O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation will be taking part in Hopa Mountain’s Funders Tour of the Ft. Belknap, Ft. Peck and Rock Boys reservations May 19-22. We are looking forward to meeting with nonprofit organizations and community leaders to … Continued


The Advancing Early Childhood Education Alliance (AECEA) ibelieves that our most precious resource is our children and that we must help support Montana families and communities that are working to make life better for every child. We are a group … Continued


The O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation is sad to share the news that our matriarch and one of our founding board members, Harriet Edwards Gamper passed away peacefully at home in Irvington, NY, on March 10, 2015, days after celebrating … Continued