WFMT

WFM Granting: 2000 through 2016

Cumulative Grantmaking = $729,531

Missoula Grantee 1

2016 Women’s Foundation of Montana Grants – $83,000

Hopa Mountain, Bozeman: This grant supports a mentoring program to increase the number of American Indian young women who apply for and stay in college.  $7,500

AAUW Start Smart Trainings, Statewide: This grant supports statewide wage negotiation workshops with college women.  This year focused on smaller and tribal colleges. $4,000

Montana Girls STEM Collaborative, Statewide – Bozeman:This grant supports a new VISTA to grow the Collaborative, best practices trainings with STEM programs in the state, and marketing of their work.  $5,000

Montana GEMS, Butte: This program supports a new girls STEM afterschool program.  $4,000

Montana Women Vote/ Montana Budget and Policy Institute – Statewide: This grant supports policy and strategy development work on a paid leave bill for 2017. $12,000

Montana Women Vote, Helena, Statewide: This grant supports the WPLI Women’s Leadership Conference. $1,500

Girl Scouts of Montana, Billings: This grants supports girls lego robotics teams.  $5,000

Thrive – Girls for a Change Conference, Bozeman, Statewide: This grant supports the Girls for a Change statewide conference. $1,500

Equal Pay Summit, Butte, Statewide: This grant supports the second annual Equal Pay Summit in Butte. $500

Montana Code School, Missoula: This grant reduces tuition costs for women computer coding students ensuring this new pilot project has a healthy number of women in the program. $4,000

YWCA Helena: Job training for women at the new Secret Seconds Helena Store. $5,000

YWCA Missoula – GUTS!: New project to engage girls in non-traditional work, such as mechanics and welding. $5,000

Prospera, Bozeman: Coaching for women entrepreneurs. $5,000

NEW Leadership Program – University of Montana, Missoula: New statewide women’s leadership project focused on young college women. $7,500

MSU Northern, Havre: Targeted recruitment and support to increase the number of women in non-traditional trade programs. $5,000

Aluutaalaahu Many Arrows Community Development Corporation, Pryor: Structured group training in financial education and empowerment for women on the Crow Indian Reservation. $7,500

The Last Best Conference, Missoula/Statewide: Entrepreneurship conference, in support of women attendees. $500

The Penny Conference, Statewide: Financial Education conferences for women in Missoula, Billings, Great Falls. $2,000

Montana Financial Education Coalition Conference, Statewide: Financial education conference, primarily for educators. $500

2015 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $79,393

Hopa Mountain, Bozeman: This grant supports a mentoring program to increase the number of American Indian young women who apply for and stay in college.  $10,000

AAUW Start Smart Trainings, Statewide: This grant supports statewide wage negotiation workshops with college women.  $5,000

Montana Girls STEM Collaborative, Statewide – Bozeman: This grant supports a new VISTA to grow the Collaborative, best practices trainings with STEM programs in the state, and marketing of their work.  $6,193

Montana GEMS, Butte: This program supports a new girls STEM afterschool program.  $3,500

Montana Budget and Policy Institute – Statewide, Helena: This grant supports policy and strategy development work on a paid leave bill for 2017. $10,000

Montana Women Vote, Statewide: This grant supports registering women to vote and including them in the legislative process, as well as policy work on paid leave.   $10,000

Montana Women Vote, Helena, Statewide: This grant supports the WPLI Women’s Leadership Conference. $3,000

Girl Scouts of Montana, Billings: This grants supports girls lego robotics teams.  $5,000

Leadership Montana, Statewide: This grant supports a women’s leadership retreat to help launch a new women’s leadership project. $3,000

Thrive – Girls for a Change Conference, Bozeman, Statewide: This grant supports the Girls for a Change statewide conference. $3,000

Rural Dynamics, Inc, Great Falls: This grant supports the Prosperity Club financial education program. $9,200

Equal Pay Summit, Butte, Statewide: This grant supports the second annual Equal Pay Summit in Butte. $1,500

Montana Code School, Missoula: This grant reduces tuition costs for women computer coding students ensuring this new pilot project has a healthy number of women in the program. $10,000

 2014 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $63,104

Hopa Mountain, Bozeman: This grant supports a mentoring program to increase the number of American Indian young women who apply for and stay in college. $10,000
CodeMontana, Bozeman
This grant works to increase the number of girls learning computer coding skills in Montana. $10,000
• Montana State University Billings, Women’s Economic Research, Billings
This grant supports research and training for Montana businesses around equal pay for women. $5,900
• Bitterroot Economic Development District (BREDD), Missoula
This grant supports mentoring and coaching for women entrepreneurs. $5,000
• Montana Women Vote, Statewide
This grant supports registering women to vote and including them in the legislative process. $5,000
• Women’s Resource Center, Dillon
This grant supports wage negotiation workshops for women. $5,000
• Girl Scouts of Montana, Billings
This grants supports girls lego robotics teams. $5,000
• Girls Using Their Strengths (GUTS!), Missoula
This grant creates a new financial education and entrepreneurship program for girls at the Willard alternative school. $4,704
• AAUW Start Smart Trainings, Statewide –
This grant supports statewide wage negotiation workshops with college women. $4,000
• Montana Girls STEM Collaborative, Statewide – Bozeman
This grant supports best practices trainings with STEM programs in the state. $2,000
• Montana GEMS, Butte
This program launches a new girls STEM afterschool program. $2,000
• Institute for Women’s Policy Research – Statewide
Support for the latest Status of Women in Montana Report. $2,500
• Montana Budget and Policy Institute – Statewide, Helena
Sponsorship of the 2014 Legislative Convening. $1,000
• Montana Financial Education Coalition
Sponsorship of the 2014 Conference and Education Fair. $1,000

2013 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $39,140
• Thrive- Girls for a Change – Statewide
Girls for Change is an empowerment program that builds on the individual strengths of girls and the supports inherent in their family and community to develop awareness, leadership and self sufficiency. This grant supported their statewide leadership conference for girls. $2,500
• Montana Women’s Mural Project – Statewide
Support for a mural celebrating Montana women’s contribution to Montana history, to be painted in the State Capital Building in celebration of the centennial of Montana women’s suffrage in 2014. $5,000
• Montana Women Vote – Statewide
Support for the annual Women’s Policy Leadership Institute, a training and mentorship network to facilitate the transfer of policy skills and experience from current women leaders to future women leaders. $3,000
• Montana State University – Statewide
Sponsorship for the Lilly Ledbetter event at the Montana Equal Pay Summit. $500
• Great Falls Development Authority – Great Falls Area
The Fire Within is an award celebration honoring women in business and entrepreneurship. This grant was a sponsorship of the event. $1,000
• The Montana Girls STEM Collaborative – Bozeman/Statewide
This grant was made as a matching grant. The STEM Collaborative and WFM collaborated to give out a pool of $20,000 in mini-grants of $2,000 or less to small STEM programs around the state. $10,000
• The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming – Billings/Statewide
This grant funded four lego robotics teams for girls across the state. $8,060
• Exploration Works – Helena
This grant funded new STEM curriculum and a pilot project for a partner program with the Girl Scouts. $7,080
• The Girls Way – Missoula
This grant funded STEM programming and financial education programming for this new start-up organization. $2,000

2012 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $5,000
• Montana Women Vote – Statewide
Support for the annual Women’s Policy Leadership Institute, a training and mentorship network to facilitate the transfer of policy skills and experience from current women leaders to future women leaders. $1,500
• Thrive Girls For a Change – Statewide
Girls for Change is an empowerment program that builds on the individual strengths of girls and the supports inherent in their family and community to develop awareness, leadership and self sufficiency. This grant supported their statewide leadership conference for girls. $2,500
• Aspire Girls Grants – Statewide
Support to ensure girls’ were able to attend the 2012 Aspire Spring Convening. $1,000

2011 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – There were no grants made this year in order to transition to a new strategic plan.

2010 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $30,000

• Montana Women Vote – Statewide
Operating support to engage unlikely voters through targeted voter registration, education and mobilization; leadership development and policy advocacy. $10,000
• Rural Dynamics, Inc. – Statewide
Operating support to expand the membership and program offerings of Prosperity Club, a financial literacy education and peer support group for low-income families. $5,000
• Montana Credit Unions for Community Development –Statewide
Operating support to support current programs such as financial education, payday loan alternatives, individual development accounts including Montana Students Save, Rural Montana Saves, Youth Experiencing Security and Success, volunteer income tax assistance, and Montana free file. $10,000
• homeWord – Statewide
To support Financial Fitness classes in Missoula. $5,000

2009 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $56,885

• NARAL Pro-Choice Montana Foundation, Statewide
Provide continuing support for Building a Healthy Future for
Young Women In Montana project to promote legislative and
administrative approaches to comprehensive sex education and
to improve Montana’s guidelines on sex education. $8,000
• Montana Credit Unions for Community Development, Statewide
Provide continued operating assistance to support current programs
such as financial education including Montana Students Save,
Rural Montana Saves, Youth Experiencing Security and Success,
payday loan alternatives, individual development accounts, and
volunteer income tax assistance. $5,000
• Planned Parenthood of Montana, Statewide
Provide support to meet the increased demand for family planning
services in the current economic crisis and to expand education and
outreach efforts to teens and women and to address the problem
of pharmacists refusing to fill birth control prescriptions, $5,000
• Montana Women Vote, Billings, Missoula, Bozeman, Helena, and Great Falls
Provide operating assistance to support voter education and mobilization,
leadership development and policy advocacy efforts, $5,000
• GUTS! YWCA Missoula, Missoula
Continued support for Girls Using Their Strengths (GUTS!) Girls Leadership Project a Missoula-based leadership and empowerment project designed by and for young women, ages 9-18, to encourage young women to explore their personal values and discover their strengths, $5,000
• Women’s Opportunity & Resource Development, Inc., Missoula
To support the Bridges to Learning Project, a vocational and educational preparation and support program for pregnant or parenting young women who are at risk for dropping out of high school, have already dropped out or are academically disadvantaged, $5,000
• ExplorationWorks Girl-Tech, Helena
Provide continuing support for Girl-Tech which encourages young girls to
engage in technology and science, $4,500
• Rural Dynamics, Inc./Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Great Falls
Expand the membership and program offerings of Prosperity Club, a financial literacy education and peer support group for low-income families, $4,000
• Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project, Bozeman
Provide continuing support to disadvantaged teenage girls from Gallatin and Park Counties for the opportunity for personal empowerment through
Girl Power 2009 featuring outdoor activity and life skills workshops, $3,000
• homeWORD, Billings and Missoula
To support the Financial Fitness Program, a financial literacy education course for low income women and families, $2,500
• Women’s Policy Leadership Institute, Helena
Provide support for a progressive training and mentorship network to facilitate the transfer of practical policy skills and experience from current women leaders to future women leaders, $2,500
• Blue Mountain Clinic, Statewide
Continued support for an outreach campaign to increase awareness of comprehensive family planning services and sexual health options to isolated and underserved populations, $2,000
Celebrating Women Elected to Serve the State of Montana, Helena
Cover printing costs associated with publishing informational booklet, $1,385
• Missoula Housing Authority, Missoula
Support for the Essential Access Program, which helps low-income homeless women overcome barriers to accessing rental units, $1,000
• Women Making a Difference in Montana, Helena
“Women Making a Difference in Montana” event was a women’s roundtable discussion, $1,000
• Thrive – Girls for a Change Conference, Bozeman
Girls for Change is an empowerment program that builds on the individual strengths of girls and the supports inherent in their family and community to develop awareness, leadership and self sufficiency, $1,000
• Komen Montana Race for the Cure, Helena
Bronze sponsor of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, $1,000

2008 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $64,500

• Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project, Bozeman
Provide continuing support to disadvantaged teenage girls from Gallatin and Park Counties for the opportunity for personal empowerment through
Girl Power 2008 featuring outdoor activity and life skills workshops, $10,000
• GUTS! YWCA Missoula, Missoula
Support Girls Using Their Strengths (GUTS!) Girls Leadership Project a Missoula-based leadership and empowerment project designed by and for young women, ages 9-18, to encourage young women to explore their personal values and discover their strengths, $10,000
• Montana Credit Unions for Community Development, Statewide
Provide operating assistance to support current programs such as financial education including Montana Students Save, Rural Montana Saves, Youth Experiencing Security and Success, payday loan alternatives, individual development accounts, and volunteer income tax assistance, $10,000
• Working for Equality and Economic Liberation, Blackfeet Reservation
Provide assistance to support the development of a new American Indian chapter of WEEL on the Blackfeet Reservation, $10,000
• NARAL Pro Choice Montana Foundation, Statewide
Support Building a Healthy Future for Young Women In Montana project
to promote legislative and administrative approaches to comprehensive sex
education and to improve Montana’s guidelines on sex education, $5,000
• ExplorationWorks Girl Tech, Helena
Provide continuing support for Girl Tech which encourages young girls to
engage in technology and science, $5,000
• Blue Mountain Clinic, Missoula
Support for an outreach campaign to increase awareness of comprehensive family planning services and sexual health options to isolated and underserved populations, $5,000
• YWCA of Helena, Helena
Aid in the purchase of a new boiler for the building, $5,000
• North-Missoula Community Development Corporation, Missoula
Support the development of the Real Meals and Community Kitchen Project by providing low-cost meals and a venue for exploring women-led food enterprises, $2,500
• Women’s Policy Leadership Institute, Helena
Provide support for a progressive training and mentorship network to facilitate the transfer of practical policy skills and experience from current women leaders to future women leaders, $1,000
• “Women In Gear” – Career Fair, Helena
The “Women in Gear” career fair is designed to highlight careers in trades by providing hands on activities in different trades and educational resources for careers in trades, $1,000

2007 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $34,899

• Anaconda PCA Family Resource Center, Anaconda
Provide continuing support for “Plugged In,” a math tutoring program for middle and high school girls, $8,299
• Bridger Clinic, Bozeman
Provide continuing support for an advertising campaign to increase awareness of family planning services, $5,000
• Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project, Bozeman
Provide disadvantaged teenage girls from Gallatin and Park Counties the opportunity for personal empowerment through Girl Power 2007 featuring outdoor activity and life skills workshops, $3,000
• homeWORD, Billings
Provide continuing support for financial education courses for women who are first-time homebuyers, including three tailored classes for underserved populations such as Native Americans and Hispanics, $5,000
• Montana Women Vote, Billings, Missoula, Bozeman, Helena, and Great Falls
Provide continuing operating funds to support voter education and mobilization,
leadership development and policy advocacy efforts, $5,000
• Network Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse, Bozeman
Provide continuing support for a financial literacy program for women in
domestic violence situations, $4,890
• ExplorationWorks Girl-Tech, Helena
Provide support for the expansion of a program that encourages young girls
to engage in technology and science, $3,710

2006 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $35,510

• Anaconda PCA Family Resource Center, Anaconda
Support a new math tutoring program for middle and high school girls, $4,120
• Bridger Clinic, Bozeman
Fund an advertising campaign to increase awareness of family planning services, $6,000
• Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Montana, Statewide
Provide a financial education course to assist women to establish bank accounts after experiencing prior credit problems, $4,500
• homeWORD, Billings
Provide financial education course for women who are first-time homebuyers, $5,000
• Montana Women Vote, Statewide
Provide operating funds to support their voter registration drive and
2007 legislative agenda, $5,000
• Network Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse, Bozeman
Begin a new financial literacy program for women in domestic violence
situations, $4,890
• Thrive, Bozeman
Sponsor the annual conference for girls in Bozeman, $1,000
• YWCA of Great Falls, Great Falls
Hire a coordinator for the TechGYRLS program, $5,000

2005 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $5,000

• Working for Equality and Economic Liberation, Helena
Provide operating Support, $5,000

2004 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $34,500

• Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Washington, D.C.
Production and dissemination of The Status of Women in Montana report, $2,500
• YWCAs of Billings, Great Falls, Helena, & Missoula
Support organizational capacity building and networking, $10,000
• Girl Scouts Treasure Trails Council, Billings
Provide support for leadership training, $5,000
• Working for Equality and Economic Liberation, Helena
Provide operating Support, $5,000
• Women’s Resource Center of Glasgow, Glasgow
Sponsor Girls Rock/Talk Seminars, $4,000
• YWCA of Great Falls
Provide for the implementation of TechGYRLS program, $4,000
• YWCA of Helena
Provide support for TechGYRLS program, $4,000

2003 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $54,500

• American Association of University Women, Statewide
Provide support for “Are We There Yet?” conference, $2,000
• Anaconda PCA Family Resource Center, Anaconda
Expand organizational capacity by adding women’s support group, $2,500
• Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne, Lame Deer
Implement a girls mentoring program, $10,000
• Career Futures, Butte
Provide support for girls’ participation in The Company program, $5,000
• Career Training Institute, Helena
Provide funding for financial literacy training, $6,000
• Career Transitions, Inc., Belgrade
Provide continuing support for Learning Center programs, $5,000
• Dress for Success, Billings
Expand clothing line with Maternity sizes, $1,500
• Enterprise Opportunities, Glendive
Expand women’s revolving loan fund, $10,000
• Human Resource Development Council, District IX, Bozeman
Provide support for WISE Women, $7,500
• Working for Equality and Economic Liberation, Missoula
Provide operating support, $5,000

2002 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $55,500

• Anaconda PCA Family Resource Center, Anaconda
Expand capacity through a new women’s support group, $2,500
• Career Development Workforce Center, Miles City
Implement Pulling Your Own Strings program, $5,000
• Career Transitions, Inc., Belgrade
Provide Community Learning Center programs for 20 women, $3,000
• Center for Policy Analysis and Community Change, Missoula $10,000
• Dress for Success, Billings
Expand clothing line to plus-sizes, $1,000
• Enterprise Opportunities, Inc., Glendive
Implement a women-owned business revolving loan fund, $10,000
• Montana Center on Disabilities, Billings
Fund expenses for girls to attend Montana Youth Leadership Forum, $1,000
• North Central Montana RC&D, Shelby
Expand construction technology curriculum for women, $5,000
• Working for Equality and Economic Liberation (WEEL), Missoula $5,000
• Women’s Resource Center of Glasgow, Glasgow
Implement Expressions of Northeastern Montana Women And Girls, $3,000
• YWCAs of Billings, Great Falls, Helena, & Missoula
Support organizational capacity building and networking, $10,000

2001 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $56,000

• Working for Equality and Economic Liberation (WEEL), Missoula
Provide support for innovative programming to promote economic opportunities for low income women and families, $8,000
• Career Transitions, Belgrade
Provide support to make the computer education services of Career Transitions Community Learning Center available to 25 to 30 women, $8,000
• Career Training Institute, Helena
Provide support for financial literacy training programs for women, $8,000
North Central Montana RC&D, Shelby
Provide continuing support for the rural construction technology program which promotes non-traditional employment opportunities young women, $8,000
Women’s Opportunity and Resource Development (WORD), Missoula
Provide support for innovative programming to promote economic
self-sufficiency for women, $8,000
• Human Resources Development Council, District IV, Havre
Provide support for a women/girls mentoring program, $8,000
• Career Development Work Force Center, Miles City
Provide support for We Can Do It! and Women on the Cutting Edge training programs, $8,000

2000 Women’s Foundation of Montana grants – $35,600

• Dress for Success, Billings
Provide funds to help low-income women seeking a first job or reentering the workforce, $5,000
• Women’s Opportunity and Resource Development (WORD), Missoula
Support strategic planning efforts to address board diversity, community outreach and collaboration with other organizations, $5,000
• Working for Equality and Economic Liberation (WEEL), Missoula
Support of statewide advocacy efforts for Montana’s low-income individuals and families, $4,000
North Central RC&D, Shelby
Provide funding to develop a pilot curriculum of construction education for girls in rural schools, $3,000
• Career Development Program of Miles Community College, Miles City
Provide support to enhance and continue pre-vocational program in
high-wage, high-demand, non-traditional employment for girls and women, $5,000
• Montana Feminist History Project, Missoula
Support efforts to collect, interpret and disseminate the history of the second wave of feminism in Montana, $10,000
• Lincoln County Help Line, Libby
Provide support for necessary expenses to operate Shelter/Safe House, $3,600