As a small, locally owned business The Western Cafe of Bozeman values your support & knows how important community is! To show our appreciation, we give a portion of our proceeds to community charities & causes. Please take a moment and read about some of these organizations.
American Diabetes Association
American Farmland Trust
Big Sky Youth Empowerment
Bike to Work Week
Booya Ski Rodeo
Bozeman High School Hockey
Bozeman Public Library
Bozeman Sunrise Rotary Club
Breathin is Believin
Bridger Mountains High School Rodeo Team
Cancer Support Community/Cruisin' On Main
Children's Miracle Network
Dirt Bag Ball
Gallatin Mental Health Center
Gallatin Rest Home Auxiliary
Gallatin Valley Food Bank
Gallatin Valley Sharpshooters
Give Big Gallatin Valley
Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Hand Me Down Some Silver
Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter
Heritage Christian School
Kaleidoscope Youth Theater
KGLT - MSU
Milk River Dance Committee - Ft Belknap Pow-Wow
Montana Audubon Society
Montana Narcotics Officers Association
Montana State Bobcats
Montana State University Library
Montana Trout Unlimited
Montana Wilderness Association
Museum of the Rockies
Northern Plains Resource Council
SASA - MSU
The Ellen Theatre
The Extreme History Project
The Help Center - Bozeman
The Payden Memorial Foundation
Toford's Guide to Good Eats
Treasure State Hostel
Valley of the Flowers
Warming Center - HRDC
Western Sustainability Exchange
Yellowstone Park Foundation
The Bridger High School Rodeo Team; The Montana High School Rodeo Association:
Hand Me Down Some Silver;
Helping Young Musicians Shine:
Hand me down some silver, Inc. was created to provide young musicians the education, tools and opportunities to more fully experience the life-enriching benefit of music, as well as explore the many aspects of music, expanding and ensuring the life of our wealthy legacy of music in the Gallatin Valley and beyond.
The mission of Heart of the Valley Inc. is to compassionately shelter the lost and surrendered pets of Gallatin and Madison valleys, and to enhance the lives of people and companion animals through pet adoption and education. Heart of the Valley, Inc. (HOV) is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit animal shelter located in Bozeman and serving the Gallatin and Madison valleys. Our primary service territory encompasses the area between West Yellowstone, Three Forks and Livingston. HOV also has contracts to serve as an impound facility for animal control officers for Gallatin County, City of Bozeman and the Town of West Yellowstone. HOV has an open door policy and does not euthanize for space or length of time. Being an “open door” shelter means that HOV accepts any lost, abandoned or surrendered companion animals (cats or dogs) from anywhere. The animals arrive at HOV for all sorts of reasons and in every imaginable condition. No matter the circumstance or condition, HOV accepts them.
KGLT 91.9fm is listener-supported, alternative public radio based on the campus of Montana State University since 1968. KGLT is staffed by volunteer DJs who love all kinds of music. Listen online at www.kglt.net. Mission KGLT provides an alternative to conventional radio by offering commercial-free programming with a staff ofcommunity volunteers playing music in a format-free environment.
Payden Memorial Foundation
From their humble beginnings as a research library in 1933, the Yellowstone Association has become a pre-eminent steward of the park. Today, the Yellowstone Association, in partnership with the National Park Service, connects people to Yellowstone National Park and our natural world through education. Their membership program and the sale of educational materials help fund education and research programs that enrich the visitor appreciation of Yellowstone.
The Yellowstone Association is one of over 84 national park cooperating associations serving more than 300 areas in the national park system. Each is a separately incorporated not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing educational materials to park visitors and to supporting educational, historic and scientific projects within its park area.
The Help Center - Bozeman:
The Help Center in Bozeman, Montana started as a 24 hour Crisis Hotline in 1971. To this day we are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, to assist individuals and families in sorting out problems, dealing with feelings and making decisions. In addition, we provide Rape and Suicide Outreach as well as follow up counseling and referral.
Help Center, Inc. provides support and guidance to the Help Center, Sexual Assault Counseling Center (SACC), and Sack's Thrift Stores so that these programs can continue to serve the community.
Dirtbag Ball - Big Sky Ski Patrol:
Proceeds from the ball go toward the purchase of rescue equipment, gear for the patrol shacks, and to pay for the patrol's end-of-the-year celebration.
Terry Onslow and Hambone (Hamilton George Strayer III) used to work as patrollers in Stowe, Vermont. The Stowe patrol gave a yearly award for the patroller who did the dumbest thing at work – a bag of dirt. The award became known as the Dirtbag award. Since the term also described the locals who lived to ski and party every day, it became a great fit and ultimately the infamous balls name.
Gallatin Valley Food Bank:
During the past twenty-nine years, The Food Bank has grown with the needs of our community and has become a food resource center for Gallatin Valley. The GVFB program started in a small house on Mendenhall that was donated by the City of Bozeman, then moved to Wallace Street, a 1,950 square foot location, and then moved once again to their current location on Bond Street off of North Rouse.The GVFB current space is used to house the warehouse, food distribution areas, and commercial kitchen. The Food Bank acts as the distribution site for area non-profits ordering foods from the USDA or Montana Food Bank Networkl. Large quantity food donations received are shared with area non-profits and low-income housing sites throughout the Gallatin Valley.
Our mission is to promote appreciation, knowledge and conservation of Montana's native birds, other wildlife, and natural ecosystems to safeguard biological diversity for current and future generations. Founded in 1976, we have built effective programs in public policy, education, and bird conservation to serve our members and Montana's nine community-based Audubon Chapters.
Montana Trout Unlimited conserves, protects and restores Montana’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.
An initiative sponsored by the 501c3 non-profit, Community Outdoor Recreation Association, with a mission to help communities become sustainable (net-zero), healthy, creative, vibrant places to live, through innovative programs which educate and empower individuals and foster and deepen our connection to the natural world.
Valley of the Flowers
Western Sustainability Exchange works to increase the visibility of local producers that use sustainable agricultural techniques and the business establishments that carry their products.
This program publicizes the story behind the people, products and services involving local food in the area. It links Montana products with Montana restaurants in Billings, Bozeman, Livingston, Missoula, Pray and Red Lodge. The Montana Farm to Restaurant Connection:
Promotes local restaurants
Promotes Montana producers using agricultural practices that protect our natural resources
Provides economic development by keeping dollars circulating within the local communities (the program facilitated $834,000 in sales for local producers in 2013)
Strengthens our local, sustainable agricultural communities
Educates consumers and diners about locally grown food, and
Encourages the consumption of nutritious and healthy foods