Check out the Good News with Community Nonprofits


Keeping Charities Focused on Their Mission, Not Paperwork

A fiscal sponsor is a nonprofit organization that provides financial oversight and
other administrative services to help build the capacity of charitable projects.
The Foundation is currently the fiscal sponsor for 13 awesome community
organizations. One of the groups we sponsor is Friends of the West Fork Winter
Recreation, who ensures the West Fork road is plowed and available for
winter recreation. Judith Gregory initiated the fiscal sponsorship and shared
this, “Supporters can now contribute to the Friends through the Foundation
and Friends can participate in the Fun Run which provides a platform to
broadcast our message and solicit tax-deductible contributions for the
plowing. ” Fiscal Sponsorship is one way the Foundation is working to build
community. By managing resources and enabling donations to be
tax-deductible, an organization can continue to expand its reach and focus
on its charitable mission. To learn more, email Abby at


Ready, Set, GO Fun Run 15!

Each year community members come together with the Fun Run to support
the amazing work local nonprofits are doing to improve the quality of life for all
of Red Lodge. The Fun Run is a great way to raise money spending less of your
time and other resources. Red Lodge Ice has been participating in the Fun Run
for 9 years. “Each year, Red Lodge Ice raises roughly 60% of its funds during
the Fun Run event. Without the help of Fun Run fundraising, Red Lodge Ice
would not have been able to operate over the last 10 years. This fundraising
impact allows us to buy new rink liners when needed, maintain snow
blowers and other ice maintenance equipment.” Andy Simpson, Red Lodge
Ice. You don’t have to have a 501c3 to participate as long as your cause is
charitable. If you are interested in participating as a charity in the Fun Run, visit
our website or email Applications are due April 3rd 2018.


Let Us Help You Grow!

We have expanded Back Office Services through our Shared Service Center to
generate economic growth in the community and provide resources for our
nonprofit sector. The Foundation understands how hard it can be to access the
tools you need as an organization. We want to help supplement professional
services in Carbon County for growing organizations in need. We can create custom
service packages that work for you. Together, we will address what your needs are
and make a plan that is focused on your priorities and goals. Contact us to schedule
a free one-hour consultation to determine how we can help you grow.



The ProCut Green Fund is Opening

The Green Fund is accepting grant applications beginning February 19. For the 2nd
year the Pro Cut Green Fund is partnering with members of the Green Team at Red
Lodge High School to continue the mission of supporting green projects in our
community while building youth philanthropy. The Green Fund was created and is
funded by Pro Cut Lawn & Landscaping and contributions from the community. In the
last five years, the Pro Cut Green Fund has supported 14 projects for a total of over
$12,000 in cash and in-kind services. Apply to fund your green focused project online.

Deadline for applications is March 23rd.

Check Out What Other Nonprofits Are Up To

Carbon County Historical Society and Museum

CCHS is continuing to build programming thanks to your generous support. Check out these upcoming events at the museum:
February 21 – Lecture: Kevin Kicking Woman on Native Song of the Plains Indian, doors open for Mix & Mingle at 6pm, lecture at 7pm, Members: Free, nonmembers: $5
March 15 – Sneak Peak: Founding Families Exhibit; learn the details of theexhibit & have a conversation with the curators, refreshments provided,
6-7pm, open to all members and donors
March 28 – Lecture: Cher Juisto: The Historic Barns of Montana, doors
open for Mix & Mingle at 6pm, lecture at 7pm, Members: Free, nonmembers: $5
April 4 – Sneak Peak: Bison Traveling Exhibit; come see this internationally acclaimed exhibit in our home town museum, the exhibit will be on display for a limited engagement, learn the details of the exhibit & have aconversation with staff, refreshments provided, 6-7pm, open to all
members and donors.

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

Greetings from YWS! We have some very exciting projects to howl about. We are expanding our wolf habitat so that in the future we can provide forever care for up to 3-4 wolves. Moucha Fencing Inc. out of Cody, WY made a generous donation and is already working on the perimeter fence. Another project in the works is a brand new migratory bird habitat for our sandhill cranes and turkey vultures. This habitat will be built next to our picnic area so guests have great viewing opportunities of our migratory species. Back Alley Metals made a fantastic offer to donate metalwork for a new corvid habitat! Our crows and ravens will love their upgraded home. Donations are greatly appreciated and we want to give a HUGE thank you to our donors whose support has made these projects possible. Stop by the sanctuary to see our progress!

Beartooth Recreational Trails Associations

March 2 Join us for the 11th Annual WWA Backcountry Film Fest Fundraiser for BRTA. Advance tickets available at the Roman website – we usually sell out so purchase ahead.
Doors open at 6:00 pm.
$10 adult $7 children 12 & under
Super raffle as usual….QUALITY LOCAL ITEMS!
One FREE ticket — Additional chances at $2 each or 6 for $10
Beer & wine available for purchase

Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery

There is a lot happening at the Carbon County Arts Guild through
February 28. In the galleries, view 40 colorful hand-stitched art quilts and see 14 incredible, large paintings by members of the Guild. Tuesday evenings in February, from 6-8 p.m., stop in and draw or paint from a live model at Open Studio sessions. If you like performance, then attend the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Gulliver’s Travels, Saturday, February 24 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Old Roosevelt School. Call the Guild for details.