On the first day of giving, he sent much more than a partridge in a pear tree.

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte recently donated twenty percent of his annual salary to Hope Pregnancy Ministries during his annual 12 Days of Giving campaign, which highlights the work of a dozen organizations serving Montanans in need.

Hope Pregnancy Ministries, in Kalispell, Montana, was one of four organizations to receive a portion of the governor’s salary during 12 Days of Giving, held in December. The check from Gianforte was for $20,425, roughly a fourth of his salary after taxes.

“Our hope, through this program, is that Montanans will learn about these nonprofits and choose to support them,” he said of the campaign. 

“Giving back and serving our neighbors is part of who we are as Montanans, and in that spirit, I’m excited to bring back our 12 Days of Giving this year. For more than two decades, Hope Pregnancy Ministries has provided care and resources to young mothers and families, and I’m proud to support the nonprofit with its mission.”

In October 2020, Gianforte committed to Montanans that he would contribute his salary as governor to nonprofit organizations and charities in the state.

Hope Pregnancy Ministries serves its community through its Clear Choice Clinic and Hope Family Resource Center. The Clear Choice Clinic offers free and affordable select health care and information for both men and women, including pregnancy and parenting support and services. The Hope Family Resource Center provides support, resources, and new and gently used baby items for parents through its Baby Boutique.

“What a blessing to know that our governor and his wife (Susan) are life-affirming and have made that an important part of who they are as they lead our state,” executive director Michelle Reimer said. “Thank you for this gift, it’s generous. We’re excited to think about what God has for the future of Hope Pregnancy Ministries.”

In May of 2023, Gianforte signed into law a series of bills to protect the unborn and prevent taxpayer dollars from funding elective abortions.

“I firmly believe all life is precious and must be protected,” he said. “Today, we’re giving a voice to the voiceless”¦I’m proud to round out our legislative session with another suite of pro-life, pro-family bills that protect the lives of unborn babies in Montana.”

In September, another pro-life governor announced a $20 million grant initiative that will be a blessing to pro-life organizations in Tennessee.

Governor Bill Lee’s Strong Families Grant Program will provide “the opportunity for nonprofit organizations and pregnancy centers serving Tennesseans to partner with the state to provide support based on the unique needs of the mothers, children, and families they serve.” The grant program will focus on various areas of pregnancy support, adoption, workforce assistance for new moms, and housing assistance.

The new program is one facet of Lee’s Strong Tennessee Families initiative, for which he dedicated an investment of more than $600 million in the state’s FY24 budget.

“Being pro-life is much more than protecting the lives of the unborn – it’s also about protecting the dignity of every human being,” Lee said. “Strong families are central to strong communities, and we’re proud to partner with the General Assembly to prioritize resources for local partners that serve Tennesseans in need. We welcome any Tennessee organization that serves expecting mothers and families to apply for these critical grant funds.””¯