Building Big Power under the Big Sky

We're educating and engaging young Montanans, from Ekalaka to Columbia Falls.

2018 Election Impact Report

In 2018, we had our biggest program yet — and our biggest impact! Learn more about our work and how it turned young Montanans out to vote in our 2018 Election Impact Report!

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The Williams' Effect

September 21st-22nd, 2019

Our generation is already revolutionizing Montana here and now; we are innovators and students, entrepreneurs and workers, volunteers and activists. But to build a Montana that’s worthy of our big sky, young Montanans need opportunities to grow and be recognized as changemakers, movement-builders, and civic leaders. That’s why Forward Montana Foundation is hosting the 2019 Williams’ Effect: Montana Youth Organizing Summit & 25 Under 25 Award Ceremony.

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Our Mission

We educate, engage, and organize young Montanans to shape their democracy to improve their lives and the lives of fellow Montanans.
Our Values

Notes from the Field

Notes from the Field / Williams' Effect

Introducing 2019’s 25 Under 25

August 13, 2019

You’ve seen them in the field wielding clipboards, organizing conferences, or on stage performing in drag. This year’s 25 Under 25 are just a sampling of young people who are changing the landscape here in Montana to be more just, equitable, and open to all. For the last six years, Pat and I have had the…

Notes from the Field / Voicing Our Values

Climate Change Executive Order & Town Hall with Governor Steve Bullock

July 1, 2019

We were so excited to host Governor Steve Bullock’s announcement about his Climate Change Executive Order. Not only does this Executive Order enjoin Montana in the U.S. Climate Alliance, but it creates a council of Montanans to build out Montana-made recommendations in the following areas: (1) climate resilience, (2) climate mitigation, (3) climate science, and…

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It takes year-round education, organizing, and relationship-building to foster a culture of civic engagement and leadership among our peers. And it’s because of supporters like you, that we’re able to educate and engage young Montanans, resulting in lifetime voters, activists, and leaders.
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