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Members of the Zoot Grant Committee present a check to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank, December 2007

Zoot Enterprises, Inc. is a high-tech company in Bozeman, Montana that provides services to the financial industry. Zoot also recognizes the importance of community support and has developed a program to provide grants to nonprofit organizations in our area. The work we support in our philanthropy efforts includes a wide range of groups with focused emphasis on Technology, Entrepreneurship, Direct Assistance, and Community Character.

The mission of the Zoot Grant Committee is:

  • Improving the quality of life and community character in the Gallatin Valley and employee communities through direct assistance programs.
  • Supporting employee’s efforts in the community.
  • Reflecting the creative and entrepreneurial style of Zoot and demonstrating excellence in donor stewardship.
  • Dividing resources among a diversity of programs with a special emphasis of encouraging youth to pursue careers in technology.
  • Reinforcing Zoot's Marketing Efforts.

Zoot's Grant Committee comprises seven to ten Zoot employees from different departments. This committee meets quarterly and grants are awarded shortly thereafter. Zoot expects to award 10-20 grants each year. Most awards are between $100 and $1,000, although some exceed $2,000.

Note: To ensure that we have adequate time to review all submissions and still meet your needs, submit your application three to six months in advance of your deadline. Since we review quarterly, proposals may be submitted at any time. When submitting an application for continuing support, organizations must include information updating their activities since the last grant was awarded.

Overview of organizations Zoot has supported in the past

Guidelines for Submissions
All applications must include the standard grant application coversheet (Word format or PDF format) and be submitted electronically. Requests for grants must contain all of the information detailed here and be within 1-2 pages.

After completing your application, please email it to

The application should not include any additional supporting information such as videotapes/compact discs, financial reports, annual reports, or books. Zoot will notify you if your proposal has been approved, declined, or assigned to a future review. Additional information that might be needed to complete your application will be requested at that time.

Questions may be directed to Darcy Barry, Grant Committee Chair, at grants@zootweb.com or (406) 556-8930.