Giving Back

To our community


Philanthropy at Zoot

Zoot recognizes the vital importance of community support. Through our employee-powered Grant Committee, we provide funding to nonprofit organizations in our area. In addition, our employee matching program offers matching funds for the specific causes that our employees care most deeply about.

Grant Committee Mission:


  • To improve the quality of life and community character in the Gallatin Valley and employee communities through direct assistance programs
  • To support 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 on encouraging youth to pursue careers in technology
  • Reinforce Zoot’s marketing efforts

“Zoot has been an incredible business partner to Thrive over the past 11 years. They have invested close to $30,000 into our local community through our programs that provide mentoring, education and support to children and families. 


Managing Director of Development and Marketing – Vanessa Skelton

Organizations Zoot Has Supported

Boseman Schools Foundation
Montana Science Center
Belgrade Community Library

Bozeman Schools Foundation

Zoot Technology and Entrepreneurship Education Grant.  Available to teachers K -12 in the Bozeman School District. Zoot participates in the Adult Spelling Bee fundraiser towards the Spark Grant program.

Montana Science Center

The Montana Science Centers vision is to be Montana’s leading science and technology museum, engaging and inspiring visitors of all ages through a robust collection of exhibits and programs that serves as a catalyst for creativity, innovation and real-world application.

Expanding Your Horizons

Expanding Your Horizons is a day of science and math exploration for middle school girls.


Provides families with the resources, tools, and support to raise healthy, successful children. Zoot is an annual sponsor of the Drive for THRIVE golf tournament fundraiser to support their programs.


For nearly 38 years, HAVEN has been dedicated to providing quality service and advocacy for all domestic violence survivors in need.

American Computer & Robotics Museum

The American Computer Museum is a museum of the history of computing, communications, artificial intelligence & robotics.

Belgrade Community Library

The Mission of the Belgrade Community Library is to provide access to information that inspires lifelong learning, advances knowledge, and strengthens our community. Zoot provides a grant for the library’s MontanaLibrary2Go program, a downloadable book service.

Destination Imagination of MT

Promotes divergent thinking and creative problem solving skills in all students through teamwork, collaboration, and leadership experiences. Zoot is a sponsor of their annual state tournament, Montana Creativity Quest.


Questions may be emailed to the Grant Committee: