Miami Dolphin, Doug Betters, had a vision for his community.  With the lack of specialty pediatric care in Montana, many families travel outside the state to get medical treatment for their sick child.  Doug wanted to create one organization who could ease the financial burden for these families.  In 1984, For the Children, Inc. was born.  For over 30 years, For the Children, Inc. provides financial assistance to Montana families who need to travel in order to access medical care for their child.  We do not provide funding for medical treatment; rather we provide financial assistance for travel expenses such as transportation, lodging, and meals.

Our families travel to various pediatric treatment centers around the country such as Seattle, Spokane, Salt Lake City, Portland, and Omaha to name a few.  We help children with a wide range of medical issues from premature babies, to children battling cancer, to those facing challenges caused by congenital defects.

For the Children, Inc. is a non-profit, 501C(3) organization run entirely by volunteers.  We are located in Whitefish, MT.


For the Children, Inc. Federal Tax ID is #81-0516011