As our community grows, it is more urgent than ever to be proactive about ways to bring us together and address our collective topics of interest and concern. Here are examples of The Converge Foundation’s efforts.

  • We are engaged with city leaders to better understand the relationship between Missoula’s affordable housing crisis and the part the CCRC can play by offering space for recreation, social interaction, and renewal as personal living spaces get smaller and yards disappear. This includes discussions around improved multi-modal access.
  • We are collaborating with the climate action and public health community in Missoula to better understand how the CCRC could help mitigate the effects of climate change: by providing indoor spaces during dark, icy winters, increasingly smoky summers and acting as a cooling center for those who have nowhere to go.
  • We are advancing the community dialog about how the CCRC can assist in combating what U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has called an epidemic of loneliness affecting both young and old.
  • We are collaborating with local mental health, wellness, teen, disabled, cultural, refugee, and LGBTQ communities, among others, to understand how to ensure that the CCRC, with TCF’s help, can be truly welcoming for everyone.

The Converge Foundation has met in one-to -two-hour conversations with numerous individuals representing over one-hundred local organizations. We have engaged with Missoulians in the realms of arts, sports, social services, and education to share the vision for the CCRC and illuminate The Converge Foundation’s role in providing private philanthropic support.

If you know of an organization or individual representing a focus area that we should meet with, please email [email protected].

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