Big Sky wouldn’t be where it is today without the tireless efforts of local nonprofit organizations.

Our community is home to a remarkable number of nonprofits offering programming and services in areas from healthcare and recreation to conservation and arts. These organizations provide essential services, create vibrant cultural events, enhance our local environment, and much more. At the time of publication, the Big Sky Resort Area District has 42 registered nonprofits doing business within district boundaries.

Grants are financial awards typically provided by a government agency, foundation or organization to support a specific project, research or initiative. Based on the data from financial statements, grants are responsible for the largest portion of fundraising in Big Sky. Local grants from community foundations awarded a total of $2,699,708 between  fall of 2022 and spring of 2023. These philanthropic organizations include:

    • Moonlight Community Foundation: focuses on community wellbeing by supporting initiatives for youth, education, conservation and under-served needs.
    • Spanish Peaks Community Foundation: supports programs that have the greatest impact in community services, education, conservation and recreation, and the arts.
    • Yellowstone Club Community Foundation: fosters philanthropy, volunteerism, and capacity building for organizations in the greater Big Sky region that are addressing the greatest needs in the areas of livability, healthy & wellness, environment, arts and education.

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