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Women's Foundation Receives $10,000 Grant from Seattle Foundation

In November 2005, the Marguerite Casey Foundation in Seattle, Washington awarded the Women's Foundation with $10,000 to support endowment building and grantmaking activities.  The grant was made possible by Patricia Schroeder, a board member of the Casey Foundation, who was familiar with the work of the Women's Foundation of Montana. Kudos to Pat Schroeder, former Representative from the State of Colorado, for the grant and for the support she has given women's issues throughout her career.


Women's Foundation Advisory Board Honors Dorothy Eck                                

The Board of the Women's Foundation recently honored past Board member Dorothy Eck for her dedication and vision.  Members paid tribute to Dorothy at a luncheon in Bozeman on November 6, 2005. Merle Chambers from the Chambers Family Fund presented Dorothy with a framed print from Helena artist D.D. Dowden, which D.D. had donated to the Women's Foundation of Montana. In addition to her work as a founding Board member, Dorothy gave the Foundation the final gift that achieved the $500,000 goal to meet the Chambers challenge.

Women's Foundation Achieves $1 Million Goal!

In January 2005,  The Women's Foundation finished raising the $500,000 needed to meet a challenge grant made by Chambers Family Fund of Denver. The challenge, issued in 1999 through the Chambers Women's Initiative, offered a dollar-for-dollar match for all contributions made to the Women's Foundation of Montana. The contributions came from individuals, businesses and other foundations.  Thanks to the Chambers match, the Women's Foundation now has a permanent endowment of over $1 million.

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The Status of Women in Montana: A Report by the Institute for Women's Policy Research

In December 2004, The Status of Women in Montana, a report prepared with support from the Women's Foundation of Montana, was released. The report is the outcome of analysis conducted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research in Washington, D.C., and represents the most up-to-date data available on a variety of economic and social issues that affect women in Montana.

The 72-page report offers detailed information about a wide range of topics important to women, including employment and earnings data, wage gap, access to health insurance and education, and participation in political processes.

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The Women’s Foundation of Montana is the leading funder of change for women and girls in our state. We raise money to build an endowment that provides a reliable, permanent source of grants to invest in economic self-sufficiency for women and brighter futures for girls. Copyright © 2015 Women’s Foundation of Montana. All rights reserved.