The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter,

Posts classified under: Missoula Non-profits

Mother’s Milk Bank of Montana

  The Mothers’ Milk Bank of Montana is proud to be a non-profit organization that collects, screens, pasteurizes and distributes human donor milk to infants who do not have access to their own mother’s milk. We are the only human donor milk bank in the contiguous five state region that includes Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. We are passionate about serving a true need. Startling statistics show that 1 in 8 babies is born too early, with premature births […]

MCT Inc.

  MCT Inc. is headquartered in Missoula, Montana and home to the Missoula Children’s Theatre and Missoula Community Theatre. Missoula Children’s Theatre For more than 40 years, the Missoula Children’s Theatre has opened both hearts and minds of children to the possibility of achievement through creativity and teamwork that they learn during the theatrical process. This year alone, over 65,000 kids will be cast in one of many MCT International Tour shows. In Missoula, performing arts camps, classes, and performances for children ages K-12 are held several […]

Habitat For Humanity of Missoula

Who We Are Habitat for Humanity of Missoula is a non-profit, ecumenical, Christian housing ministry dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing in our community and throughout the world. The Missoula affiliate was established in 1991 and is celebrating its 22nd anniversary in February 2013. We have just completed our 45th home and will be building our 46th homes in the 2013 building season. How it Works Habitat partners with eligible families who complete a minimum of 500 Sweat Equity Hours […]

Missoula Family YMCA

We are passionate about building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Everything we do is driven by our passion to promote wellness and help people of all ages and abilities reach their full potential. We want to help children be prepared for all that life brings their way, keep teens engaged with healthy pursuits, provide assistance to parents raising their families, encourage healthy lifestyles, connect with seniors, motivate volunteers and continue to finds ways to make Missoula a better […]