Helping People. Improving Lives. Strengthening Communities.

Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana (CAPNM) has been helping people, improving lives and strengthening communities since 1976. CAPNM is a private, non-profit Community Action Agency with the overall mission to provide services and advocacy to alleviate poverty, improve lives and strengthen our communities.

CAPNM continues to target hard to serve individuals by focusing on networking available resources and services, which promote long-term solutions for individuals to build success. Different aspects of a client’s life are addressed including housing, budgeting, medical, job training and education through networking resources, eventually leading to independence and self-sufficiency.

CAPNM serves a large geographic area of 13,375 square miles with a total population of over 150,000. Flathead, Lake, Lincoln and Sanders Counties are very rural with limited employment opportunities and low wages. CAPNM is the largest private human-services agency in the four county area, providing a wide variety of services to promote self-sufficiency and independence, which allows maximization of resources to benefit more individuals.

Calendar Of Events

Event Color Codes:
-Blue: Outreach Events (Apply for services)
-Purple: Financial Literacy Workshops
-Green: Fundraisers

$3,500 Granted for Emergency Housing Assistance

We recently were awarded a $3500 grant from Applied Materials for Emergency Housing Assistance! This is to provide “bridge” housing assistance for households who are literally homeless as they work towards housing stability with established housing programs.

Thank you Applied Materials! You are a great business based out of the Flathead Valley!

Molina Foundation: Bundling Childrens Books

On March 13th, 2018 a few staff members helped with CAPs first session of bundling children books. These are for other nonprofits, individuals, and families with kids.

We have begun distribution of the books, so if you know of any nonprofit or family who could use some great children’s books please let us know at 752-6565 or!


$2500 Granted to Provide Emergency Food Assistance

We recently applied for funding from the Kroger Foundation (Smiths) to provide emergency food on a case-by-case basis to our clients and we received $2500 in gift cards.

Smith’s has a vision of Zero Hunger Zero Waste. Their contributions are directed primarily to help eliminate hunger, especially those at risk, and promote good health of families. Families that have meals together have children who do better in all aspects of their lives. They are very pleased to assist us in our endeavor to help bring the shared mission of ending hunger in our community to life!

2,916 New Childrens Books to be Distributed in our Four County Area

The Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana has received a grant of 2,916 new children’s books valued at $24,000 to help the low income families we serve create word-filled homes and promote reading and learning.

The grant was from The Molina Foundation as part of its “Launch into Learning” national literacy campaign. The campaign’s goal is to provide resources to help children, parents, and caregivers create word-filled homes through reading and learning together. The Molina Foundation, a national nonprofit organization based in Southern California, is dedicated to the mission of reducing disparities in access to education and health.

We will begin distribution of these books in early spring. If you know of any organization that could use some children books please email

Lincoln County Kiosk

Don’t forget we have a kiosk up at the Annex in Eureka for anyone to use to get to our services/applications and to be able to speak to a CAP employee directly through Skype.