HRDC Breaks Ground and Announces Capital Campaign to Raise Funds for New Campus
Thursday Apr. 14th, 2022
BOZEMAN, MT – April 14, 2022 – HRDC, a community action agency serving Gallatin, Park, and Meagher Counties, broke ground on a new campus that will house essential community services including emergency shelter, food and nutrition services, energy assistance, and many other support programs designed to support and uplift neighbors in need. This event was followed by the announcement of a public-facing capital campaign that includes a million-dollar match on the first million dollars raised.
This morning HRDC’s Board, staff, and donors participated in a ground-breaking event on 5.6 acres of land located on Griffin Drive and officially announced plans to construct a new home for most of their programming. Two main buildings will occupy the land. The first building will house services that address hunger including HRDC’s Gallatin Valley Food Bank and Fork & Spoon Restaurant. The second building will be home to a year-round shelter for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Additionally, both buildings will have space for community partners as well as HRDC staff. The new campus was thoughtfully designed in direct response to the growing needs of people living and working in Southwest Montana.
Philanthropy will play a significant role in the successful completion of this project. HRDC expressed gratitude for the help of volunteers and the generosity of donors who have been instrumental during the quiet phase of the capital campaign. $10.7 million has been raised toward a $15 million budget needed to complete the project.
A lead gift from the Kendeda Fund kicked off HRDC’s fundraising efforts. The Kendeda Fund invests in transformative leaders and ideas that work toward increasing equity, vibrancy, resourcefulness and resilience in a community. By firmly supporting HRDC’s mission and future through pledging a million-dollar match on the first million dollars raised during the public fundraising phase, strong momentum is in place to increase awareness and commitment within the broader community.
“Our entire organization is forever grateful to The Kendeda Fund for their support,” said Heather Grenier, HRDC Chief Executive Officer and President. “For quite a while, we’ve been working diligently behind the scenes on plans for our future, and this matching gift will enable us to bring our dreams to reality that much faster. With the support of generous community members, we will be able to provide necessities like year-round shelter, a food and nutrition resource center, and access to other critical services and programs.”
An online celebration to mark the exciting new chapter of HRDC’s future is taking place tonight, April 14, at 6:00 pm local time. Hosted by Last Best Comedy, the virtual event which will include several guest speakers, a video, and artist renderings of HRDC’s new campus and buildings. All interested community members can join the festivities by visiting www.thehrdc.org. Over the past 47 years, HRDC’s commitment to serving Bozeman has expanded across the greater Gallatin Valley and beyond to numerous communities throughout Southwest Montana. HRDC’s wide range of services include housing solutions from emergency shelter to homeownership, food and nutrition support, energy assistance, early childhood education, senior services, financial planning, and more. Annually, HRDC serves over 15,000 individuals as it continues its mission toward building a better community. All are welcome at HRDC, and anyone can join them on their journey toward their future.