This program provides safe, reliable transportation to economically vulnerable families and individuals who are referred to us by one of our partner agencies. We understand that reliable transportation in Montana is a vital component for self-sufficiency, the care of children, stable employment, and the pursuit of education.
Our community grants provide funding to help establish or expand nonprofit programs that address critical and diverse human and social needs in Montana. All grant proposals should meet one or more of Bird of Pray Foundation's funding concerns: services for the abused or neglected, assistance for people who are disabled and support services for families. Application Download
The cost associated with adoption scares a lot of hopeful adoptive parents at first glance. And that’s understandable — the process can be expensive. Most experts agree that one of the principal barriers to adoption is the expense. Our Adoption Grant Program is designed to help families complete their adoption and bring their children home by covering the cost of the home study. We partner with several placing agencies in Montana to ensure home study grants are provided for families that need them most.
A large number of new foster parents quit within the first two years because they feel overwhelmed and unprepared for parenting children from a traumatic background. This program seeks to assist foster families by meeting pressing household needs and assisting with activity memberships, education and relevant training. Children in foster care need a lot of love, and foster families need a lot of encouragement and support to be able to bring lasting healing to vulnerable children.
Our volunteer teams connect directly with organizations and individuals in distressed countries to solve real problems as intelligently and inexpensively as possible. Our teams have provided wheelchairs for disabled children, replaced roofs on homes and barns, replaced heating systems, provided educational materials, vehicles, clothing, winter gear, shoes and boots, food, baby supplies, medicine and vitamins to shelters, orphanages, foster families, and the disabled. We have even helped establish social enterprises that fill a need and at the same time fund the local humanitarian work being done in that area. Our dedicated teams always evaluate the need being presented and do their best to help with a long-term solution. These teams work alongside U.S. embassies, local governments, organizations such as the Red Cross, Samaritan's Purse and many other non-profit organizations.
Our Reach Out and Read program provides parenting and children's books to families in Montana, giving them tools and information to better equip them for the most important job in the world, raising children. Proper parenting along with reading to children serves as a catalyst for healthy childhood development.