Partnerships and Coalitions

MBPC’s work cannot be done in a vacuum. We collaborate closely with allied organizations to identify what research is needed and educate policymakers about what the research shows.

State Coalitions

Partnership for Montana’s Future is a coalition of advocates and groups who share a common belief that Montana’s future depends on wise investments in education, infrastructure, and safe and healthy communities. The coalition has over 50 organizational members representing low-income advocates, Indian Country, women’s rights organizations, labor, and conservation. Partnership members have played a critical role, both in communities and in the Capitol, in advancing public policy. It rallied thousands of Montanans to participate in budget and tax debates, and through our Legislative Summits, we have trained hundreds on how to effectively communicate with the press and policymakers on tax and budget issues.

Healthy Montana is coalition of organizations dedicated to the reauthorization Medicaid expansion that has provided one in ten Montanans with access to affordable health care.

Time for Montana is a coalition of organizations dedicated to passing paid family and medical leave legislation in Montana. At some point, nearly everyone faces a moment when they need leave, whether it’s to bond with a new baby, care for an aging parent, or recover from an illness. Paid leave – including family leave, parental leave, and medical leave – replaces a portion of an employee’s wages during leave and gives them the peace of mind of being able to still make ends meet while caring for a loved one.

Big Sky Brighter Future is a bold agenda to rebuild our state. It provides policymakers with a clear course to prioritize Montana’s families and children in policymaking and budget decisions. This agenda was built with input from dozens of nonprofit organizations, advocates, and experts to create a vision that will set Montana on a better course. This plan has concrete policy proposals to strengthen families, boost workers, educate for our future, build resilient communities, and create a tax code that works for everyone while paying for the new investments Montana families need and deserve—now more than ever.

National Affiliations

State Priorities Partnership a national network of organizations that use evidence and analysis to advance policies that give more people the opportunity to prosper. They do this by equipping lawmakers, journalists, advocacy organizations, nonprofit service providers, and the public with information that helps children get a quality education, families get medical care, and working people get the assistance they need to build a better life.

Economic Analysis and Research Network is a national network of more than 60 state and local research, policy, and public engagement organizations that advance policies to raise wages, boost availability of and access to jobs, enhance job quality and stability, improve retirement security, and reduce income inequality.

The Annie E Casey Foundation supports the KIDS COUNT Network. A group of child advocacy and research organizations representing every state and using data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity.

Foundations and Financial Support

Our work is made possible in part through the support of many individuals, organizations, and foundations who make generous contributions to the Montana Budget & Policy Center.

Montana Budget & Policy Center

Shaping policy for a stronger Montana.

MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.