Goals & Initiatives

Goals & Initiatives

The Currents Center for Recreation and Creativity (CCRC) and its programs will be made possible by a public-private partnership among members of the community, the City of Missoula, and The Converge Foundation.

The Converge Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing private, philanthropic support for the city-owned CCRC facility. Once the City of Missoula secures funding for the construction of the CCRC, The Converge Foundation philanthropy will focus on the goals of:

  • Expanding programs and offerings,
  • Maximizing the potential of the CCRC’s physical spaces, and       
  • Ensuring the recreational, creative, and social activities of the CCRC are accessible to and affordable for everyone.

The Converge Foundation developed three strategic initiatives to accomplish its goals:

  • Augment the community’s investment to ensure that the physical infrastructure of the CCRC can fully support program goals.
  • Ensure programs and spaces are affordable for all participants, transforming how the needs of Missoula residents are met, including historically marginalized communities.
  • Direct grants to community organizations and individuals who need assistance to offer programming, thus providing financial support to ensure equity and accessibility for the program providers.

The Converge Foundation formulated a three-year strategic plan to guide the organization’s development. The areas of emphasis included in that plan are:

  • Develop marketing and brand awareness.
  • Foster partnerships.
  • Improve operations.
  • Enhance governance.
  • Advance fundraising.