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Yellowstone Club Community Foundation in the News

March 10, 2024

Summer child care a concern for Big Sky families, local nonprofits step up

NBC Montana

Big Sky families with children between the ages 3 to 6 years old struggle to find summertime child care due to a lack of services but with the help of funding partners like the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation in partnership with nonprofits like the Greater Gallatin United Way, they are finding support.

February 7, 2024

The finish line is in sight': Help Center aims to move to new campus in fall

Bozeman Chronicle

Following large contributions from the community, Help Center, Inc.’s fundraiser to buy and renovate a new campus to host its mental health services is most of the way to its goal.

February 26, 2023

New thrift store in Big Sky provides affordable goods

Non Stop Local News

Big Sky Thrift, opened in December by the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, has everything from ski and snowboard gear to dishes and decorations.

December 28, 2022

‘Good Deeds’ housing program participants share stories

Explore Big Sky

Early adopters endorse the program as Big Sky’s housing trust continues to raise money after using annual budget.

May 22, 2022

New collaborative aims to support community initiatives, solutions

Explore Big Sky

In an effort to mobilize resources and address community needs, Big Sky’s four major philanthropic organizations are teaming up to create a new funding collaborative known as Elevate Big Sky.

May 4, 2022

Give Big 2022: Your guide to giving

Explore Big Sky

The Eighth Annual Give Big Gallatin Valley event returns May 5-6 as an opportunity to help fundraise and celebrate Gallatin Valley and Big Sky nonprofits over the course of 24 hours starting at 6 p.m. on With so many nonprofits supporting the small community of Big Sky, giving back helps them continue to provide accessible programs and resources to those who make this place special.

April 28, 2022

New community impact framework to take on pressing, complex challenges; Elevate Big Sky Launches with strong, coordinated backing

Lone Peak Lookout

‍Big Sky’s four major philanthropic and tax-supported funding organizations are together creating a new community impact funding framework called Elevate Big Sky to propel community-driven initiatives and creative solutions that respond to Big Sky’s complex social and environmental challenges.

April 22, 2022

Big Sky student awarded regional scholarship

Explore Big Sky

Big Sky student awarded regional scholarship

April 14, 2022

Let’s talk about mental health: Big Sky youth speak out on community and mental health

Explore Big Sky

‍COVID-19 impacts starting with isolation, loss and anxiety coupled with Big Sky’s rapid growth and tourist surges have created unique challenges for our young people to form the sense of community and connections they crave. As the effects of the pandemic continue to play out in Big Sky, our youth are raising their voices and providing an opportunity for community reflection and response.

April 12, 2022

Carpooling program saves millions of pounds of CO2

Explore Big Sky

A month-long carpooling incentive program for commuters driving from the Gallatin Valley to Big Sky saved millions of pounds of carbon dioxide emissions in the month of March.

March 31, 2022

Our Big Sky: 2022 implementation update

Big Sky Resort District

“As we pivot away from addressing immediate pandemic impacts through Big Sky Relief, it’s critical we strengthen the efforts of the Coordinating Council. These leaders are working diligently to implement the core strategies outlined by the community,” said Jenny Muscat, operations manager of BSRAD.

March 9, 2022

Lone Mountain Land Company to provide space for nonprofits to occupy former American Bank ground floor

Explore Big Sky

BIG SKY – The Yellowstone Club Community Foundation recently finalized a lease agreement that will build capacity within our local not-for-profit sector by providing much needed office space for several Big Sky nonprofit organizations in the community. Lone Mountain Land Company leased the 3,000-square-foot ground floor of its former American Bank building at 1700 Lone Mountain Trail to YCCF, which, in turn, will outfit the space with furniture and equipment to serve as a co-working Social Impact Hub for local nonprofits. LMLC is funding the buildout of the space and subsidizing 100 percent of the rent for all of the nonprofits.

March 9, 2022

Housing trust launches deed restriction program

Explore Big Sky

While national headlines point to low inventory as one of the major drivers of a widespread housing crisis, community leaders say that isn’t entirely the case for Big Sky. The units are there, it’s just a matter of who they’re available to. A new housing trust program aims to change that.

February 28, 2022

The undertone of BASE: ‘Safe Environment’

Explore Big Sky

BIG SKY – The long-awaited BASE community center will open to the public on March 13, offering recreation, wellness programs and gathering space under the mission for which it’s named: Big Adventure, Safe Environment.

February 28, 2022

Let’s Talk About Mental Health: Choosing sobriety in a mountain town

Explore Big Sky

How do you live sober in a mountain town when drinking is often celebrated in most outdoor sports and normalized in a resort town where the party never ends?

December 16, 2021

Let’s Talk about Mental Health: Seasonal depression

Explore Big Sky

“To be ‘well’ is not to live in a state of perpetual safety and calm, but to move fluidly from a state of adversity, risk, adventure, or excitement, back to safety and calm, and out again. Stress is not bad for you; being stuck is bad for you.” – Emily Nagoski, “Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle”

December 9, 2021

Big Sky workforce housing project looks to address critical area worker issues

Montana Right Now

The Lone Mountain Land Company is making fast progress on the first phase of their workforce housing project assembling apartments with 228 beds for workers in Big Sky.

December 7, 2021

Third Friendsgiving Feast sees nearly 400 people at Wilson Hotel

Lone Peak Lookout

A packed Friendsgiving, which provided food for anyone who needed a free meal in the community, took place at the Wilson Hotel on Wednesday, Nov. 24. In total, 387 people showed up for the third annual feast according to marketing director Lindsey Foote. And there is no plan to stop next year.

November 19, 2021

Yellowstone Club Community Foundation thanks Bozeman and Big Sky Healthcare heroes with free lunch


With the COVID-19 pandemic dragging on and hospital and healthcare workers still being asked to do so much for all of us, the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, through the Big Sky Relief Fund, is thanking the Gallatin and Madison County healthcare providers through an effort they are calling “Thankful Thursdays.

November 2, 2021

Crosscut builds strategic plan for Trapper’s Cabin Ranch programming

Explore Big Sky

Located just 15 miles south of Big Sky off Taylor Fork Road, Trapper’s Cabin Ranch is an idyllic getaway nestled against the untamed Lee Metcalf Wilderness. Previously under private ownership, the historic ranch’s new steward envisions making this special place accessible to all through year-round programming.

October 18, 2021

Local organization provides 3,000 lunches for healthcare workers

Explore Big Sky

ealthcare workers have been working tirelessly for more than a year and half to keep communities healthy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. One Big Sky organization is spearheading an initiative to give something back to those giving so much of themselves on the frontline.

August 11, 2021

Meet Big Sky’s new behavioral health program officer

Explore Big Sky

In the growing town of Big Sky, behavioral health needs are on the rise, and exacerbating factors unique to mountain towns such as long winters, seclusion, lack of resources, and substance abuse problems have only made the issue more pressing.