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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.

Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana is changing its logo!

And, we want high school students (under 20 years old) to be involved in designing a new one!

This year marks our 40th anniversary and so it’s time to freshen up our look. We know you have bright and artistic students who might be more than willing to participate and showcase their creative graphic design abilities. The competition will run until May 13th, which gives your students over a month to come up with alternative designs.

The logo winner will receive $250 and have their design displayed on everything that incorporates our logo in the future. They’ll also have their name mentioned on our website and social media posts (if they want the notoriety). The other applicant’s designs that didn’t win will still be eligible for display in our lobby. All submissions will remain property of CAPNM.

The criteria for the logo includes:

  • Incorporating the “huggy hands” from our current logo;
  • Incorporating our name and or our acronym CAPNM;
  • Submitting two versions of the logo (one in color and one in black and white).

(Please note: we are not compelled to choose a winner if none are found suitable. We also must maintain 100 percent of the ownership and rights associated with using the logo exclusively for CAPNM purposes – which may result in financial award through fundraising).

Click here to download a Student Submission Form that we will need returned no later than Friday, May 13th at 5:00pm.

All questions should be addressed to Jackson Diaz, Community Collaboration Coordinator at

jdiaz@capnwmt.org or 758-5432.

Again, thank you for your willingness to help shape the brand and identity of CAPNM into the future.

Click here to access the Executive Summary of the 2015 CAPNM Community Needs Assessment

Click here to access the Executive Summary of the 2013 CAPNM Community Needs Assessment