WFMT

Applying for a grant

WFM’s 2017 Grant Cycle 

The Women’s Foundation of Montana’s Grant Cycle is now open! 

We are pleased to announce the beginning of a new grant cycle and a new opportunity to partner with the Women’s Foundation of Montana. We are proud of more than fifteen years of improving the ability of women to lead economically independent lives and creating brighter futures for girls.

Organizations are invited to submit a letter of interest for our 2017 grant cycle.  Those projects that best meet the mission and goals of the Women’s Foundation will be asked to submit a full proposal.

WFM is most interested in projects that directly improve the ability of women and girls to become more economically successful. We have three focus areas for our grantmaking:

· Ensure All Women Have the Tools, Skills and Opportunity to Reach Their Full Economic Potential

Examples:
o Career and entrepreneurship programs
o STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) programs
o Financial literacy programs
o Training and resources to increase women’s employability and earnings

· Create Systemic Change to Improve the Economic Status of Women
Examples:
o Advocate for public policies that improve the economic status of women
o Conduct research in support of policy change that improves the economic status of women

· Advance Women’s Leadership and Power

Examples:
o Increase political participation of women
o Increase women’s leadership skills

Grant sizes range from $1,000 to $10,000. Grant recipients must be a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We support current programs, pilot projects, improved organizational efficiency, and advocacy campaigns.  We value innovation, collaboration, and tangible, measurable results that are statewide or regional in nature.

We do not fund the following types of requests:

  • Educational scholarships or business loans for individuals
  • Capital campaigns for building projects
  • Endowment campaigns

Submit your project proposal here:  Letter of Intent Application.  

Letters of Intent are due by April 30, 2017We are not accepting applications by regular mail.  We do not consider late proposals.

Following a thorough review, those proposals that best fit WFM goals will be selected to submit full proposals.  For more information on how to apply for funding contact Jen Euell at 406-461-7695 or jeneuell@mtcf.org.