Applying for a grant

WFM’s 2020 Grant Cycle 

The Women’s Foundation of Montana’s Grant Cycle is currently closed.  

In the wake of COVID-19, WFM focused our 2020 grants on ensuring the survival of our long-time grantee partners. More than $40,000 has already gone out this year as of May 2020 and we will continue to be nimble and responsive to the current crisis through this year.

Look for a new opportunity to apply for funding in Spring of 2021.

We are proud of more than twenty years of improving the ability of women to lead economically independent lives and creating brighter futures for girls.

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

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
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

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 are particularly interested in projects taking a two-generation approach.

We do not fund the following types of requests:

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

For more information on how to apply for funding contact Jen Euell at 406-461-7695 or