Non-Profits

Gettin Primitive

Inspire-Our mission is to fill another with intrigue & spark their desire to do something positive and creative

Gettin’ Primitive: Inviting families and especially our young people to come together and learn primitive skills. Moving forward by stepping back.

At Gettin’ Primitive encampments we encourage children to cast aside their electronics and tune in with nature.  We encourage experiences with: long bow Archer, Adladl, tomahawk throwing, flint knapping, fire building, nature walks and the crafting of long bows.  We are at our happiest when we see your children running around in the woods like maniacs.


Glacier Lake School

Glacier Lake School is Montana’s first, and only, truly democratic, free school. We are a nonprofit school which has been approved as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Our school is based on democratic free models from  around the world, including Sudbury Valley School in Massachusetts, and Summerhill in the UK.

We trust children to take full control of their own lives and learning, with a focus on the person, not their test scores.

This highly successful approach gives children the skills needed for the world around them and helps them to be confident, happy and successful members of society.


Home ReSource

Home Resource is a nonprofit building materials reuse center.  We collect and sell reusable building materials to reduce waste and build a vibrant and sustainable local economy. We channel used building materials to those in need and educate the broader community about reuse.


International Choral Festival

Missoula’s International Choral Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting artistic excellence, global understanding, friendship, and goodwill through choral music. This prestigious international event is held here every three years and has become known throughout the world for its artistic excellence and hospitality.

Missoula’s 10th Festival is scheduled July 13-16 and will feature 12 world-class choirs representing the following countries: Hong Kong, Canada, Costa Rica, Estonia, Cuba, Poland, Republic of Georgia, and The Philippines, along with U.S. choirs from Washington, Iowa and Montana.

During Choral Festival week, we produce many public concerts as well as provide meals, social events, and local transportation for our choirs. Our Festival typically attracts thousands of audience members not only from Western Montana but from across the United States and throughout Canada.

The Festival begins with three free preview concerts on Wednesday, July 13. On July 14 & 15, concerts will be presented in the afternoon and evening. The big Finale Concert, which includes all choirs and a Parade of Nations, is scheduled for Saturday, July 16 at UM’s Adams Center.

A $20 concert admission button is a pass to all concerts (children under 12 are free) and are available on our website and local outlets.


Montana Women Vote

Montana Women Vote  is a coalition of nonprofit organizations working to educate and mobilize low-income women and their supporters to participate in the democratic process.


Seedlings of Change

Seedlings of Change (SoC) mission is to co-create a sustainable future by advancing global consciousness, self-empowerment, holistic living and sustainability education through a grant program and multi-media including publications promoting opportunities to live and learn together.


Soft Landing Missoula

Helping Missoula to be a welcoming, supportive and informed community that has the capacity to assist refugees to integrate and thrive in our city. For more information, please check out our website.


The Clay Studio of Missoula

The Clay Studio of Missoula (CSoM) is a nonprofit community center for the ceramic arts. Our organization’s goal is to provide the general public with affordable access to high-quality ceramic art instruction. We strive to fulfill this goal by: 1) offering a wide array of ceramics classes and workshops to adults and children of all levels of skill; 2) providing local ceramicists with inexpensive access to studio space and professional quality equipment; 3) hosting resident artists from across the country who are able to share their ideas, experiences, and techniques with our students; and 4) holding monthly exhibitions of contemporary ceramic works in our studio gallery.