BOZEMAN, Mont. — The Gallatin Realtors Charitable Foundation recently committed to donate $100,000 over the next seven years to the Community Commons Homeward Point project, which will house the Human Resources Development Center’s (HRDC) year-round homeless shelter.
“As representatives of the real estate profession, homelessness is an issue that we are particularly close to, and it’s important for us to give back to the community where we live and work,” said Tyler Garrison, President of the Gallatin REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. “We are grateful for the opportunity to join with the other great organizations who are supporting this worthy project.”
More than a dozen organizations have pledged a total of $2.1 million toward the project. The fundraising effort comes as a response to a grant challenge issued by the Gallatin County Commission, which has agreed to match the funds raised by the business community up to $2.25 million using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Including matching funds, $4.35 million has been raised thus far, which is within striking distance of the overall fundraising goal of $4.5 million.
The Homeward Point shelter is designed from a trauma-informed point of view to address the needs of Bozeman’s homeless community and will include a dedicated space for families. Offices for HRDC staff and community partners will be located within the building to ensure that immediate support is available to those in crisis. Guests will be able to take advantage of a variety of services to help ensure that they are well-supported as they move toward a path of stability. Learn more about the Community Commons Project: https://thehrdc.org/community-commons/
The Gallatin REALTORS® Charitable Foundation is a 501 C3 organization that works to improve the quality of life of REALTORS®, affiliates and nonprofits in the Gallatin Valley and surrounding areas. Since 2017, the Foundation has worked to strengthen and enhance the community by providing assistance to those in need through a variety of channels, including charitable giving, sponsorships and volunteer efforts. https://www.gallatinrealtors.com/charitable-foundation/