We know that women and girls have what it takes to lead us all to a brighter future when given the resources to do so.

Our Focus

1. Wealth and Asset Building

Includes strategies that:

    • improve access to jobs with pay and benefits that support economic security;
    • increase education and training opportunities;
    • increase access to capital.

2. Strong Families

Includes strategies that:

    • strengthen the social safety net and increase access to basic needs (including direct cash assistance);
    • end gender-based violence;
    • increase childcare access and support for caregivers;
    • increase access to quality, affordable healthcare (including gender-affirming care, abortion access, and maternal healthcare).

3. Leadership Development

Increase strategies that:

    • increase the political participation of women;
    • build women's and girls' leadership skills.

Since 1999, the Women’s Foundation of Montana has provided more than $850,000 in grants to more than 50 organizations that share its mission to advance economic independence for women and create a brighter future for girls.

About Grants

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

Interested in applying for funding?

2020 Grant Cycle

In the wake of COVID-19, the 2020 grant cycle was focused on ensuring the survival of WFM’s long-time grantee partners. WFM granted $36,000 to ten organizations to support the survival of STEM programs, advocacy programs, leadership programs, entrepreneurship, and wage-negotiation classes.

Learn more

Meet a Grantee: Girls Thrive

Girls Thrive offers three multi-week sessions a year that empower girls. This small nonprofit in Helena has continued to thrive through dedication and innovation, despite the multitude of challenges this year.