Your gift is about you and what you truly believe in.

HRDC is thrilled to be participating in the 3rd Annual Give Big Gallatin Valley (GBGV).  GBGV is a 24 hour celebration of philanthropy and takes place beginning at 6pm on May 4, and ending at 5:59pm on May 5.

How do I give BIG to HRDC on May 4-5?

1. Give online: Go to and give big!

2. Give a gift of cash or check: Go to our Check Donation Station (new this year!) from 10am – 4pm at First Interstate Bank.

3. Donor Lounges: Stop by Schnee’s on May 5 between 11am and 4pm.  We will have I-Pads available for you to Give Big.  Register for hourly give-aways, ranging from socks to shoes and more, along with snacks, beverages and fun throughout the day.

Consider HRDC when giving on May 3:

HRDC positively impacted the lives of 11,810 individuals (6,475 families).  Of those families:

– 39% were employed, but 79% were earning less than 125% of the federal poverty level
– 476 were homeless, 58% were renting, and 28% were homeowners
– 2,041 seniors were served across our programs and services
– 1,311 persons with disabilities were served across our programs and services

Eight ways your investment in HRDC makes a huge impact in our community:

  1. Economic Development:
    • 36 unemployed youth were able to obtain employment with 61% maintaining that employment for more than 90 days
    • 13 students graduated from our Culinary Arts Training with 69% obtaining and maintain employment
    • 529 families received free tax preparation and filing, resulting in $410,625 in state and/or federal tax credits
    • 343 families were able to create and maintain a budget for more than 90 days


    2. Housing – From seasonal shelter to home ownership: 

    • 1,332 families were able to obtain or maintain stable housing
    • 8 families became homeowners with down payment assistance help
    • 284 individuals utilized our Warming Center for a safe place to sleep
    • 966 showers were provided via our Shower Collaborative


    3. Energy:

    • 1,519 families received help with their winter heating bills
    • 119 homes were weatherized to reduce heating costs
    • 404 families received emergency energy assistance to prevent shut-off or avoid equipment malfunction
    • 2,277 individuals enrolled in energy discounts with an aggregate savings of $396,509


    4. Seniors:

    • 3,087 volunteer hours invested in disaster, environmental, and other community priorities
    • 14,986 volunteer hours invested in economic opportunity and healthy futures initiatives
    • 6,069 volunteer hours invested in aging in place initiatives
    • 3,087 volunteer hours invested in childhood education
    • 2,041 seniors were served across HRDC programs
    • 88 seniors were provided with free in home health & personal care


    5. Community Development:

    – 286 affordable rental units preserved
    – Tax Credits awarded for 48 unit affordable housing development
    – Affordable housing assessment and plans created for Gardiner, West Yellowstone, and Big Sky


    6. Food & Nutrition – From the Food Banks to the Community Cafe:  

    • 10,876 individuals received emergency food assistance
    • 2.049 million pounds of food was distributed to families in need
    • 49,176 meals provided by our Community Café
    • 478 seniors received free monthly supplemental groceries


    7. Early Childhood Care & Education  – Head Start Early Childhood Education:

    • 183 children had access to immunizations, medical, and dental care
    • 168 four year old kids were developmentally ready to enter kindergarten
    • 187 children improved health & physical development
    • 180 families exhibited improved parenting and family functioning skills


    8. Transportation – Streamline and Galavan:

    • 358 individuals were provided access to health, nutrition, and social activities via our Galavan service
    • 22,300 rides were provided via Galavan services
    • 304,786 rides were provided via Streamline
    • 23,174 Late-night rides provided