WFM Granting for 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 after school 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

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