By RLACF Staff Rotary Club of Red Lodge has received a $1,500 grant from the Rotary International Foundation to help residents of Red Lodge who have been impacted by COVID-19 with their water bills. We understand that water is an essential part of life especially when following guidelines to wash our hands frequently to help […]

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 […]

  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 […]

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.  […]

Local government works with volunteers to clean up Finn Park One doesn’t have to look far to find complete community collaboration between city and people if you live in Carbon County, Montana. This month, city government, the Red Lodge Fire Department, the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, and local volunteers helped fell, trim, cut, log, […]

For Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, and Yellowstone Counties HRDC is asking for residents of these counties to please take the 2020 Community Needs Assessment. The survey takes 8 minutes and provides vital information about the needs in our communities. The results will be included in HRDC’s Community Action Plan. The report addresses the […]

The CARES Act gives eligible nonprofits choices for securing cash needed to maintain staff and operations. The National Council of Nonprofits has developed a chart to help nonprofit leaders decide which loan is right for their organization. Leaders are encouraged to check the chart often as it will be updated in the days and weeks to come as […]

What would you do if you were hospitalized and were unable to work? How would a sudden loss of income affect your life? For members of our community who suffer an unexpected loss of income or other life events that affect their ability to provide heat for their home, food for their table or other […]

Each year the Foundation provides grant funding to a diverse range of projects and programs that benefit our community. Proposals come for organizations and community groups and the partially or unfunded applications from the Pro Cut Green Fund and the Rotary Club Youth Grants. This year we received 28 applications seeking nearly $50,000 in funding. […]

Get Help with Tedious Paperwork This winter the Office of Public Assistance (OPA) closed due to state budget cuts. Carbon County was one of 19 OPA offices to close in the state. In response, the Foundation facilitated a Community Dialogue to learn more about what services we would be missing and to determine next steps.  […]