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KALISPELL, Montana – On December 14, the Roundup for Safety Board awarded $47,569 – a new record amount of funding – to ten area nonprofits seeking support for community safety projects.  


Greater Valley Health Center provides whole-person health care at its Kalispell, Evergreen, and Hungry Horse locations and operates Student Clinics at Elrod, Rankin, and East Evergreen elementary schools; Kalispell Middle School; Evergreen Junior High School; Glacier High School; and Linderman Education Center. The Student Clinics are financially supported by School District 5, the Montana Healthcare Foundation, and Greater Valley Health Center. Susie McEwen, FNP-C, presented on behalf of Greater Valley’s request for $9,000 to fund two EKG machines. 

McEwen noted, “EKG machines are necessities in medical clinics, and not just when students or staff come to the clinic with life-threatening chest issues, which we do see in our school clinics. EKGs are also critical for monitoring patients suffering from eating disorders, and those in need of sports physicals, too.” 

December grantees also include:  

  • Friends of the Flathead Snowmobile Association – training – $5,000
  • Marion School – Emergent SaferWatch app – $2,000 
  • Flathead County Search & Rescue – clutch system, clips – $4,869
  • Dave Thompson Search & Rescue – ice and water rescue equipment – $5,000
  • Logan Health Whitefish – ice cleats – $3,000
  • Flathead High School Theatre/Sch Dst 5 – ladder, hard hats, harnesses – $1,700
  • Kalispell Montessori – Emergent SaferWatch app, suction kit, choking device – $5,000
  • Children’s House Montessori – fencing – $7,000
  • Glacier Nordic – railing and stairs, med kits, radios – $5,000

All Roundup for Safety funding comes from participating Flathead Electric Cooperatives members who allow their monthly electric bills to be rounded up to the nearest dollar. The program costs each member about $6 per year and has provided over $4.8 million in funding since 1997. To learn more, please visit Roundup for Safety – Flathead Electric Cooperative 


Roundup for Safety is a voluntary program for Flathead Electric Cooperative members who allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next dollar, with the extra money going into a fund for community safety projects proposed by nonprofit organizations and considered by an independent board.  Since 1997, members of Flathead Electric Cooperative have rounded up their bills to provide over $4.9M in community safety project funding. If your nonprofit is interested in applying for community safety funds, visit or call Courtney Stone at 406-751-1820. Grant applications are accepted on Flathead Electric Co-op’s website and are due by the end of each month for consideration at the following month’s meeting. 


Flathead Electric Co-op was founded in 1937 to bring electric service to rural areas of the Flathead Valley. The Co-op offers generation, transmission, and distribution of affordable, reliable, carbon-free electric energy and is the largest co-op in Montana, serving 58,000+ members, while focusing on community, innovation, and reliability.  


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PR Contact Name: Courtney Stone, Communications & Marketing Supervisor 

Phone number: 406-885-6432 

Email: [email protected] 

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