Grants By Girls: Making Montana a Better Place

Every year hundreds of girls gather from across Montana and Wyoming to attend the Girls for a Change Summit, a one day event devoted to encouraging high school-age girls to step out of their comfort zones and experience a day of incredible fun. Girls choose four amazing workshops to attend, experience two inspiring keynote speeches, and engage with their peers for a day of new experiences and self exploration.
Throughout the Summit, girls put their vision for making the world a better place into action through the Grants by Girls program. For this program, Thrive has teamed up with First Interstate BancSystem Foundation to offer Montana-based nonprofits who are working on projects that benefit girls in local communities the chance to win a $1,000 grant. During the Summit, girls will enhance their awareness of philanthropy and community engagement, express their opinions in deciding which proposals to fund, and support projects from around the state enhancing girls’ leadership.


Previous years' recipients have included:
Girls Thrive - A sports empowerment program in Helena
Haven/Bridgercare - a peer education reproductive health and healthy relationships program
GUTS! - a youth leadership training program

Use the form below to apply today! The application deadline is February 1st, 2019
  • Applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) and projects must engage or serve girls in your community.
  • Recipients will be chosen on February 23, 2019 and notifications will be sent by March 1st , 2019.
  • Project report must be completed and sent by December 1, 2019.

QUESTIONS? Contact Maura at 406.922.4256 or

Download the Grants by Girls application here: