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 […]