Local Artists Lend Talents to the Foundation For 40 years, Merv Coleman has taken photographs of the natural beauty surrounding Red Lodge, and made a living doing what he loves. Merv and his business, Coleman Gallery and Studio, have become staples of the Red Lodge area. From landscape to portraits, his passion comes to life […]

As with many of our traditions in 2020, the current health climate has forced us to look outside of our normal routine. Since December, 2017, the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation has recruited volunteers and raised funds through the annual kettle drive (at Beartooth Market and Christmas Stroll), and distributes the funds through the Salvation […]

WELCOME TO THE AGE-FRIENDLY CARBON COUNTY NEWSLETTER The Fall 2020 Age-Friendly Carbon County Newsletter is now available.  This issue focuses on Transportation in Carbon County.  Click on the image below to read.  Learn more at https://www.rlacf.org/programs/resilientcommunity/age-friendly-initiatives/age-friendly-carbon-county-newsletter/  

By Sue Bury, Charity Chat Correspondent From its start, the Early Childhood Fund has helped families pay for early childhood education and care, granting nearly $13,000 to 18 different families this year alone. This aid can help keep parents earning money while ensuring that the youngsters get the benefit of early stimulation. As one single […]

Volunteers, donations sought for adaptive therapeutic recreation. For nearly 30 years, Eagle Mount has been in the business of providing opportunities to those with disabilities in the Yellowstone County area through adaptive therapeutic recreation opportunities. That mission won’t falter this year, either, as the Billings-based nonprofit works with Red Lodge Mountain to continue providing their […]

By Sue Bury, Charity Chat Correspondent The U.S. 2020 Census has undergone lawsuits, court decisions, and house-to-house visits under the coronavirus shadow. When the results become available next spring, how will they affect charities? Here’s a sampling of local organizations. Federal funding streams to states are based on state population numbers, which are determined by […]

  In just 3 days in March, the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation organized county-wide resources and began making grants to support people in emergency need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its inception, the fund has raised more than $56,000 dollars, and made 45 grants to 30 applicants. This story—along with the countless others […]

By Stephen Kalb-Koenigsfeld, Red Lodge Area Community Foundation As a kid, Patrick Cross made the recognizable journey from Billings to Red Lodge. He loaded his pack, his tent and a weekend’s worth of food into a car, and headed south with his Boy Scout troop. He’d roll through downtown and keep on going before pulling […]

Virtual race helps put Fun Run at $3 million in 17 years By Stephen Kalb-Koenigsfeld, Red Lodge Area Community Foundation One of the best Annual Fun Run for Charities occurred during a year of great uncertainty and change. The Fun Run capped off in an incredible way, when 59 charities were awarded $241,787 from the […]

Census results affect planning and funding for healthcare, education, infrastructure, and employment.  Money allocated to our community through the Census supports things like school lunches, rural education, highway planning and construction, community development, and employment training.  You only have until September 30th—Please consider filling out the 2020 Census today and ensure our community is accurately represented.  […]