Gallatin Valley; A Community That Cares for One Another
by Emily Coombs
on Thursday, January 6th, 2022 at 5:26pm.
Bozeman is home to a significant number of non-profit organizations, an indicator of how strongly residents feel about taking care of their community. Heart of Montana Realty certainly does. We're proud of the hard work and generosity put forth by these organizations and commend them for the difference they make in our everyday lives. We are happy to contribute to the following organizations and the causes they support.
With the mission to empower homeless families with children to achieve self-sufficiency, Family Promise of Gallatin Valley offers static shelters, extended stay options for families in crisis, and other services to help families get back on their feet. In 2022, a new two-story facility is slated to open, which will house families in need, contain an early childhood learning center, and have a new Family Support Services Day Center. The new center will allow families to work closely with case managers to apply for jobs, cook meals, wash clothes, and spend time together as a family.
Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) connects people, communities, and open lands. Through conservation of working farms and ranches, they conserve open space on a scale that maintains the area's agricultural heritage. They also preserve healthy rivers and wildlife habitats and are continuously adding to the extensive trail system that connects the community to surrounding lands and each other.
The Mountain Valley District of the Boy Scouts Troops serves 600 youth participants and 350 adult volunteers in Gallatin, Madison, and Park counties. Boy Scouts of America work to prepare eligible youth to become responsible, participating citizens and leaders and teach valuable skills to navigate the natural world.
Kiwanis Clubs strengthen communities and serve children through various programs and events. In Gallatin County, one of the premier events is the Fix-Up Festival, where neighbors help neighbors repair homes in need.
Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) provides and funds educational and competitive programs for all ages, year-round, in Nordic, Alpine, and Freestyle/Freeskiing. The program is open to everyone and is intended to inspire a lifelong love of skiing. It is made affordable with financial assistance from fundraising, scholarships, financial aid, open trail access, and equipment assistance.
A private, non-profit humane society in Anaconda, Montana, Pintler Pets adopts not only Montana families but also those out of state and in Canada. Pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, and micro-chipped before moving to their new forever homes.