Pride Foundation is proud to support LGBTQ equality in Montana. Building on our first Montana grant awarded in the 1990s supporting a LGBTQ youth conference, we have been growing support for Montana organizations and scholars thanks to donors and volunteers with more than $300,000 awarded to date.
As a donor-supported community foundation and a catalyst for change, we support transformative philanthropy, programs, and individuals in the Northwest that help people find joy and strength in who they are and where they are—in urban, rural, and remote communities.
Contact Kim to learn more about Pride Foundation’s work in Montana and to find out how you can get involved. Be sure to sign up for Pride Foundation’s bi-monthly eNewsletter to learn more about our supporters, grantees, and scholars. You can also read all of our Montana stories on our blog.
Local Leadership: For Montana, By Montana
Local leadership makes Pride Foundation’s work meaningful and relevant as local Montana volunteers help award our grants and scholarships in Montana. Montana’s Leadership Action Team is one group of volunteers that provides guidance and advice to staff. With representation from Arlee, Billings, Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula, the members of the Montana Leadership Action Team are:
- Nik Griffith, Project Administrator, DOWL, LLC
- Doug Ingraham, CFO, Ingraham Environmental Consulting , and treasurer, Butte AIDS Support Services (chair)
- Laurie Kops, Public Health Account Manager, OraSure Technologies
- Paige Rappleye, Organizer, Love Lives Here
- Shawn Reagor
- Shane Sangrey, Student Resource Advisor, Native American Center of Excellence (University of Montana)
- Debbie Schenk, Special Events Coordinator, Montana Amateur Sports Big Sky State Games
- Acton Seibel, Small Engine Repair Tech, ACE Hardware, and Member, Planning Committee, Gender Expansion Project
- Jules Schindel, Organizing Director, Montana Human Rights Network and Montana Women Vote