This funding cycle recieved 19 applications seeking more than $25,000 in funding. We distributed a total of $18,000 to 17 projects that truly impressed us with their creativity and positive impact on our community. These grants will fuel the transformation of community spaces in Red Lodge, Fromberg, Belfry, Roscoe, Bridger, and Roberts.



Awardees include: 
  • Beartooth Recreational Trails 
  • Red Lodge High School Drama Club 
  • Red Lodge Friends of the Library 
  • Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery 
  • Red Lodge Artwalk 
  • Rocky Mountain Songwriter Festival 
  • Fromberg Improvement Committee 
  • Montana Tour Community Bike Center 
  • River Arts & Books 
  • Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary 
  • Roberts Cultural Council 
  • Tumblewheel studios 
  • Beartooth Little League  
  • Lori Elliot with Carbon County Resource, Support, & Development 
  • Festival of Trees 
  • Red Lodge Music Festival 
  • Red Lodge Area Chamber 

Quotes from this year’s grantees

RLACF has been an enormous resource to our organization from the start, and we are so grateful to be one of this year’s Community Grant recipients. Though we’re a new non-profit and off the beaten path here in Roscoe, we have felt seen and encouraged every step of the way by the RLACF staff. We’re excited to put the grant to good use as we continue our work of renovating the original Roscoe post office to become a thriving literary arts space for our community.

-Caroline from River Arts and Books

“The Red Lodge Area Foundation Community Grant will enable us to place chain link fencing at the Fromberg Baseball Field to enhance safety issues and provide potential economic opportunities by selling banner advertising spaces. We thank the Foundation for making the impossible possible!”

-Tammy from the Fromberg Improvement Committee