RED LODGE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Connecting People~Building Community

Red Lodge, MT   |  http://www.rlacf.org/

Mission

Connecting people and building community by catalyzing change and sharing resources to build a strong, vibrant, resilient, inclusive community. We do this by focusing on leadership, donor services and grant making in four primary program areas: Resilient Community,Robust Arts, Culture & Environment,Connected Youth, and Thriving Nonprofits.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Tracy Timmons

Main address

PO Box 1871 122 Hauser Avenue S

Red Lodge, MT 59068 USA

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EIN

20-0192255

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Community Foundations (T31)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people throughout Carbon County by playing a key role in identifying and solving community issues through gracious dialogue, neutral convening, delivery of services, supporting and collaborating with a variety of community stakeholders, and by always working together. We accomplish through leadership, grant making and donor services. We bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, government, and businesses to support effective nonprofits and grass root efforts in our communities.”

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Resilient Community & Responsive Leadership

Purpose Statement: Building strong connections for a supportive community where all can thrive.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Infants and toddlers

Purpose Statement: To continue to catalyze the development of the Red Lodge Area as a destination center for arts, culture, and conferences.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Children and youth

Purpose Statement: Create a community that offers concrete support and opportunity for families, youth, and children to reach their potential as contributing members of society.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Children and youth

Purpose Statement: We assist in development of a thriving nonprofit sector by connecting organizations of all capacities to education, technology, professional services, financial assistance, and volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Roosevelt Historic Project of the Year 2018

Carbon County Historical Society

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2011

Council on Foundations 2011

Montana Community Foundation 2011

Montana Nonprofit Association 2011

Red Lodge Chamber of Commerce 2011

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Robust Arts, Culture, & Environment

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Bringing low cost, diverse musical performances to our community is an important for a robust arts and cultural scene as well as economic development.

Number of training workshops

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our trainings are designed for learning and networking opportunities. The demand fluctuates based on trends and needs both in national and local nonprofit sector.

Number of organizations applying for grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants and toddlers, Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We receive grant applications in all of our program areas. Our largest recipient of grants are other nonprofits and the second largest is youth service providers.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants and toddlers, Adolescents, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Thriving Nonprofits

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Individual Donors, Foundations and Government and earned income completes our diversified funding strategy.

Number of convenings hosted by the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Leadership as a neutral convener is a very important aspect of our activities. We facilitate community conversations that often have opposing opinions and information.

Number of community initiatives in which the organization participates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We provide gap services to keep our community vibrant and resilient.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Foundation focuses on community engagement and development in four primary focus areas:

1. Connected Youth Purpose Statement: Create a community that offers concrete support and opportunity for families, youth, and children to reach their potential as contributing members of society.
2. Resilient Community Purpose Statement: Building strong connections for a supportive community where all can thrive. Working together to strengthen the health of the community by listening and responding to needs focused on Community Mental Health, Transportation, Housing, Connection to Resources, and Age Friendly Initiatives.
3. Robust Arts & Culture Purpose Statement: Catalyze the development of the Red Lodge Area as a destination for arts, culture, and conferences.
4. Thriving Nonprofits Purpose Statement: We assist in development of a thriving nonprofit sector by connecting organizations of all capacities to education, technology, professional services, financial assistance, and volunteers.



Connecting people and building community by identifying community needs, engaging people to gather information through diverse perspectives, create viable strategies and solutions, engage the needed resources, and implement the strategies to create the desired community assets.

All of are goals are worked on and achieved through strategic collaboration -we never go at anything alone. From the beginning, when a community member see a need, to inviting diverse stakeholders to the table for discussion, to project planning and execution we focus on how can we achieve our goals together.

In addition to our collaborative approach, we ensure we are not duplicating the efforts of existing organizations, leverage donations and income always to maximize impact, and utilize dedicated and engaged volunteers.


RESILIENT COMMUNITY & RESPONSIVE LEADERSHIP
1. Created and established a workforce housing approach that includes the partnership of Helena Habitat for Humanity, Montana Land Trust, and the Foundation to build homes that remain affordable in the long term.
2. Operating the first county wide transit system to provide no cost rides for people.
3. Provide grants to Seniors with episodic needs so that they can age in their place of choice.

ROBUST ARTS, CULTURE, & ENVIRONMENT
1. Revitalizing a main street 1920's historic school building into a fully operational arts, culture, performance, conference, and education center.

CONNECTED YOUTH
1. Provide child care and early childhood supplemental grants for working class families that don't qualify for government services and can't afford the full cost of these services.
2. Connect high school youth with volunteer opportunities to connect them to their community, build their skills for the future, and connect them to meaningful opportunities.
3. Provide grants to youth who could not otherwise participate in activities of interest to them.

THRIVING NONPROFITS
1. Operate the annual Fun Run for Charities that supports over 55 charities to generate needed operational funds to meet their missions.
2. Operate the Nonprofit Shared Services Center that provides no cost meeting rooms, technical services, and use of equipment that can be shared between the charities.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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RED LODGE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 2/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Martha Brown

Red Lodge Area Community Foundation

Term: 2020 - 2020

Merv Coleman

Coleman Gallery & Studio

Mark Schubert

Mark Schubert, CPA

Kathleen Delahanty

Community Member

Alan Schuyler

Roberts Community Foundation

Jo Ann Eder

OP & WE Edwards Foundation

Don Redfoot

Age Friendly

Steve Hanson

Attorney

Kate Belinda

High School Science Teacher

Tara Mastel

MSU Extension

Janet Peterson

Bookkeeper

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/12/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/08/2020

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.