Fiscal sponsorship is a relationship in which the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation provides the legal and financial framework for a charitable initiative, activity, or project that lacks a formal tax-exempt status. The Foundation focuses on administration duties and the fiscal group focuses on their specific mission impacts.
In 2019, we added one new fiscal sponsorship, Friends of the Red Lodge Pool, bringing the total fiscal sponsorships to 17.
The Friends of the Red Lodge Pool first event raised over $10K to support the construction of a new pool facility or to make capital repairs to the existing pool in Red Lodge.
Learn more about the 17 organizations that RLACF fiscally sponsors below:
Disaster & Emergency Services
DES is the lead agency coordinating comprehensive emergency management in Carbon County.
As part of their mission, DES creates and/or facilitates preparedness documents, emergency information, the Local Emergency Planning Committee, an Emergency Operations Plan, and a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan.
Located atop the west bench of Red Lodge, Double Ditch Dog Park is a dog-friendly open space for residents and visitors.
It is a roughly 4-acre plot of land consisting of a dog-waste station nearby, benches (3), a picnic table, trails, natural areas, and free-flowing water on both sides which dogs can access. Parking is available in front of the park in a dirt lot. Park is open year-round and maintained by volunteers.
Questions or comments: contact the dog park volunteers at email@example.com.
The mission of Friends of the Red Lodge Pool is to help raise funds for the construction of a new pool facility or capital repairs to the existing pool facility in Red Lodge.
Mission: to plow the West Fork Road from the intersection with the Ski Run Road to the winter closure at the Girl Scout Camp. This allows safe and continuous access to all three West Fork winter recreation areas.
Those looking for unique winter activities don’t have to go far thanks to the folks working with the Friends of the West Fork Recreation. A group of dedicated volunteers helps keep a couple of miles of road cleared and groomed for access to snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and winter dog walking.
The cost of plowing the West Fork each winter costs about $4,000, and is paid for through the Fun Run for Charities and local donations
Plowing allows winter access to 3 recreation areas: Silver Run Trails, West Fork Road at its point of closure, and Nichols Creek Trail. Without the efforts of Friends of the West Fork, the road would be not plowed and unsafe.
Red Lodge Area Food Partnership Council
Our mission is to vigorously promote a sustainable, local food system that encourages a better quality of life for our citizens, improves our community’s economy and self-reliance, and preserves the land for generations to come.
LEARNING THROUGH CREATING
Space + Tools + Expertise
Hero’s STEAM Center offers the entire learning community of Red Lodge and Carbon County ways to realize their creative and business ideas. We offer a variety of classes, tools, and expertise to learn through creating.
Located in the Roosevelt Center, 519 South Broadway Red Lodge, Montana 59068
Our backcountry journeys are dedicated to providing area youth with the chance to build lifelong relationships to nature—through adventure, science education, team building, and personal discovery.
This year funds will support Full and Partial Scholarships, updated gear, and compensation for lead and co-instructors.
All funds generated through the FUN RUN impact the community by providing the opportunity for youth to explore the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness in an educational and safe environment.
The funds from last year primarily went to scholarships and updated gear.
Follow the adventures!
When you shop at Kids Corner, you’re making a difference!
Kids Corner is a nonprofit, volunteer-run children’s store that sells gently-loved clothing, shoes, toys, and gear.
All profits from the store support youth activities throughout Carbon County, and since the store opened in 2011, we have given more than $50,000 in grants to meet the needs of area children.
Organizations with a youth-focused mission are encouraged to apply for a grant up to $600. For an application, click here.
Kids Corner is located at 18 N. Broadway on Red Lodge’s main street, and the store is supported by both local shoppers and visitors.
For directions to the store, click here.
If you’re a teacher, mention your school and the grade/subject you teach to get a 20% discount on all purchases.
Donating to the Forum for Provocative Issues will help enable community discussion about important topics.
Since January 2012, the Forum for Provocative Issues has met monthly (usually–September through May on the first Tuesday of the month) to discuss, in-person, a wide range of topics. To sign up for program notices or dinner reservations please email RedLodgeMtForum@gmail.com. Some of our topics are controversial and we do invite differing perspectives that attendees may bring to scheduled programs.
Recycle Red Lodge is a grass-roots nonprofit organization of volunteers and responsible residents working to diminish the waste we create.
Help us keep paper recycling an option for our community! Our goal is to raise $5,000 toward the purchase of a portable ramp. Why do we need a portable ramp, you ask? To allow the forklift to load mixed paper and cardboard onto covered trucks – this matters because it means our paper recycling does not have to travel as far to a recycling plant. Help us reduce costs and the community’s recycling carbon footprint!
Funds raised through the Fun Run help reduce transportation costs for at least 300,000 lbs of recyclable material each year and reduce the carbon footprint of the community’s recycling needs.
Last year, funds raised through the Fun Run helped provide glass recycling to the community.
Mission: Provide financial support to install new flags and maintain flags along Broadway.
Funds primarily go to replace worn-out flags, poles, and equipment. A small portion of funds goes to provide breakfast to volunteers following early morning work sessions.
Broadway’s flags create a unique and colorful downtown environment for residents and tourists.
Last year’s funds replaced a significant number of worn-out flags and allowed for new brackets and poles near the roundabout.
Visit our Facebook page: Broadway Flags
Red Lodge Proud and Beautiful is a subcommittee of the Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce, which promotes the business economic health of the Red Lodge area through education, advocacy, and tourism promotion regionally, nationally and internationally as well as operation of the Visitor’s Center as a central information resource for visitors.
All funds will be used to continue enhancing our downtown area with the Flower Baskets on Broadway. Each year our goal is to try to raise enough funds to purchase the flowers and care for the baskets that line our downtown corridor.
We hope to impact thousands of visitors from around the world, as well as our local citizens by creating a scenic and historic memory of Red Lodge, MT. The Flower Baskets on Broadway continue to keep Red Lodge Proud and Beautiful.
Last year, the funds were used to purchase the flowers for the Flower Baskets on Broadway and also maintain their care throughout the season.
To reach Red Lodge Proud & Beautiful, visit our Facebook page at Red Lodge Proud and Beautiful or call the Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce at 406-446-1718.
Fundraising Goal: $10,000
Red Lodge Youth Soccer is in its 25th year of providing soccer opportunities for all youth players!
This program started more than 20 years ago when a small group of parents began organizing soccer activities for elementary-aged youth, and their passion for this popular game grew here in Carbon County to create the Red Lodge Youth Soccer Club.
Each year, volunteer coaches and more than 200 youth (ages 4 to 19) sign up to play soccer with our Club.
Carbon County Schools do not have soccer programs, therefore small clubs like ours provide the only opportunity to play. Winning multiple State Championships, our small Club has proven it’s skill and commitment to one of the fastest-growing sports in America.
After 8 years of evaluating potential opportunities, Red Lodge Youth Soccer is happy to announce further development of City park space, between Red Lodge High School and Coal Miner’s Memorial Park, to include improved walking and bike paths, a bike skills course, frisbee golf, and construction of two new soccer fields. This is a space that will be reclaimed and revitalized in tandem with a Montana Abandoned Mine Lands Program soil cap project in 2019. Construction will occur in Summer 2019, so financial support right now is needed.
Learn more at our website: http://fields.redlodgeyouthsoccer.com
The Red Lodge Skate Board is a loose-knit, but passionate group of community members who work to make our Skate Park a positive, enriching, and fun place!
Funds will help cover the costs necessary to conduct an annual electronics recycling event held each year since 2012.
Expenses include advertising—primarily postcards to residences and businesses in Carbon County, a certified recycler who charges for shipping and recycling dependent upon the type of electronics, insurance, and equipment rental.
REWIND’s goal is to provide electronics recycling free of charge.