Thriving Nonprofit Springs News

Fun Run is rolling out, grant making is supporting the community, and nonprofits keep the good word coming!


Kicking Off Fun Run 15!

We are excited to have 61 participating charities this year including 3 new charities: Girls Scouts of Montana and Wyoming, Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute, and Carbon County 4-H. The official Kickoff Meeting is May 23 at 5:30pm at Pizza Co. A full list of charities and more event details will be coming soon! We are looking for sponsors which supports the Sally Martin Match Fund and there are a variety financial levels. If you are
interested in sponsoring or donating to the match, contact Tracy Timmons. To get the most from your sponsorship, get involved early for maximum exposure. The Fun Run truly is a community event and we appreciate the commitment from charities, volunteers, sponsors, community leaders, participants and everyone else that puts time and resources towards making it a success! Connect with Tracy or Abby to learn more.

Pro Cut Green Fund Awards $1,500

Pro Cut Lawn and Landscape recently partnered with the High School Green Team to review Green Fund grant applications. The group ranked a total of seven applications seeking over $9,000 in funding. They funded the following for organizations for a total of $1,500:

-Carbon County Historical Society, $630: Funds will be used to create an outdoor space for museum patrons with a picnic table, floral planters and cleanup of the current space.

-Luther PTA, $400: Funds will be used to plant apple trees on the playground at the school. The trees will provide shade and valuable experience for students through planting and caring for the trees and then enjoying the fruits of their labor.

-Red Lodge Youth Garden, $470: Funds will be used to prepare the garden with new tools, repairing the compost bin, building a DIY greenhouse table for plant starters, and supplies for lesson plans.

Ava Graham, member of the Red Lodge High School Green Team, shared this about her experience of working with Pro Cut Lawn and Landscape to review grant applications, “I think that all of the students involved in the Green Team feel proud to be a part of a club that is sought out to share opinions that will benefit both our community and the environment in a positive way.” Connect with Abby to learn more.

Read more about Nonprofits and the Other programs of the Foundation in the Spring News!