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Hopa Mountain invests in rural and tribal citizen leaders who are improving education, ecological health, and economic development.
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Paul Tough to Speak at Country Bookshelf - October 16th, 4:00pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Hopa Mountain is excited to work with Country Bookshelf to welcome best-selling author Paul Tough to Bozeman as he shares his newest book The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us on Wednesday, October 16 at 4 pm. The best-selling author returns with a powerful, mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the United States.


Investing in rural and tribal citizen leaders who are improving education, ecological health, and economic development

Based in Bozeman, Montana, Hopa Mountain is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to investing in rural and tribal citizen leaders as they improve aspects of their community such as education, ecological health, and economic development through our principal programs. Our commitment to this investment is grounded in the idea that citizen leaders, whom are often the ones others turn to for help, are the most effective change-makers in their respective communities. We're often working with rural and tribal citizen leaders working primarily in the areas of early childhood education, informal science education, service-learning, ecological and human health, and nonprofit development. Our work is focused on recognizing the critical role citizen leaders play in nurturing healthy, vibrant communities; supporting their work by providing training, networking, mentoring, and financial support – to generate and expand much-needed opportunities in their communities.

To learn more about Hopa Mountain, Investing in Northern Rockies' Citizen Leaders, Citizen Leaders and what they are, Social Capital, and the Connections Between Citizen Leaders and Social Capital, please visit our about page for more information.  

You may also get in touch with us with further questions you might have about our programs. We welcome your call or email message and look forward to hearing from you soon! 

We Are Hiring

Hopa Mountain is currently looking to fill this position:

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting Hopa Mountain’s fundraising and outreach goals. The Development Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and works with staff, a team of contract specialists and volunteers.

Recovery Center Outreach Specialist

This person will engage in outreach activities in tribal and rural communities in northwest Montana and eastern Idaho to engage a wide range of stakeholders to expand on current efforts or promote development of new community initiatives for prevention and intervention programs addressing substance use disorders including opioid use disorders.

Scholars of Promise Graduate Mentor

The Scholars of Promise Graduate Mentor is responsible for supporting Hopa Mountain’s Scholars of Promise program, which is a college preparation program that provide high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in foster care or who are homeless with training, mentoring, and support services to help them prepare to apply to the colleges/universities of their choice and stay in college.



Hopa Mountain is launching a new initiative to support Montana’s rural and tribal citizen leaders that are taking on new initiatives to improve adults and children’s health and well being. We are also developing new opportunities for teens to strengthen their STEM knowledge and skills while preparing for higher education and health careers. The overall goal of HealthMakers is to support rural and tribal youth’s diverse paths to health careers while giving them the skills and resources to play leadership roles in increasing healthy family practices in their homes and communities.

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234 E. Babcock St., Suite E
Bozeman, MT 59715


(406) 586-2455