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About Us

Where Fashion Meets Philanthropy

Behind the racks of second hand goods in our award-winning, small-town thrift store is one of the largest charitable foundations in Park County Montana, an area bigger than the state of Delaware.

The Community Closet along with our extension project, the Curated Closet is redefining the business model for both pollution prevention and philanthropic second-hand sales. Since its opening in October of 2005, the thrift store has given away $850,000 in cash grants and over $100,000 in merchandise donations to local non-profits, community organizations, and events, as well as individuals in need throughout Park County. Store merchandise is also given to schools and other non-profits at no cost. Vouchers are given to those who cannot afford needed purchases.


Charitable funding guidelines and funding application for organizations and individuals/families are available online, at the store, or by phone at 406-222-6200. Learn more about how to get funding.


Funding may include, but is not necessarily limited to:

  • Recreation scholarships/equipment

  • Community functions

  • Educational programs

  • Youth programs

  • Assistance in response to catastrophic events or illnesses

  • Support of existing non-profit organizations/special programs

Past Grant Recipients

Past organization funding recipients include:

4-H Livestock Auction

4H Shooting Sports

6th Judicial Treatment Court

American Legion Post 23

Angel Line

Arrowhead School



Barefoot Project

Baseball All Stars

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Park County

Blitzkrieg Wrestling

Blue Slipper Theater

Boy Scouts - Eagle Scout Project

Boy Scouts Pack 552


Center for Aquatic Nuisance Species

Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce

Chicks and Chaps

Childcare Connections

Christmas Covers


City of Livingston Fire & Rescue

City of Livingston Police Department

City of Livingston Recreation Dept

Civil Air Patrol

CNR Farmers Market

Coleman Foundation

Community Christmas Dinner

Community Health Partners

Community School Collaborative

Compassionate Neighbors

Connected Learning


Crazy Mtn. Productions 

Danforth Gallery

Depot Center

East Side School


Electric Peak Art Council

Elevate our Shields Valley

Elk River Arts Foundation

Elks Lodge

Experience Works

Family Outreach

Farm to School

Feed the Cat/Feed the Dog

Friends of Links for Learning

Friends of the Community

Friends of the Library

Gardiner Baptist Church

Gardiner FFA Alumni & Supporters

Gardiner Food Pantry

Gardiner High School Senior Sober

Gardiner Schools

Girl Scout Troop  3574

Girl Scout Troop 2058

Grace Notes

Greater Gardiner Community Council

Habitat for Humanity

Halloween on Yellowstone Street

Harvest Fair

High School Rodeo Club

Holiday Lights Livingston

HRDC - Head Start

HRDC – Warming Shelter

HRDC - Homemakers Program

Junior Achievement

K9 Care Montana, INC.

L Bar 7

Lacey Hart Racing

Landon's Lookout

Leadership 49

Links for Learning

Little Peoples Learning Center


Livingston American Legion Baseball

Livingston Baseball Association

Livingston Braves Baseball

Livingston Center for Art & Culture

Livingston Christian Center

Livingston Community Choir

Livingston Cubs Baseball

Livingston Downtown Association

Livingston Education Foundation

Livingston Firefighters' Fund/Easter Egg Hunt

Livingston Firefighters' Fund/Trout Derby

Livingston Food Resource Center

Livingston HealthCare

Livingston Hoops

Livingston Ice Skating Association

Livingston Memorial Hospital

Livingston Police Department

Livingston Rotary Club

Livingston Roundup Assn.

Livingston School District

Livingston Thanksgiving Dinner

Livingston Youth Soccer Association

Loads of Love

Loaves & Fishes


McNair Skate Park

Meals on Wheels

Mental Health Center

Military Families of Park County

Milky Way Group Home

Model Railroad Association

Montana Education Program

Montessori Island School

Moose Lodge

Mountain House

MSU Extension

MT Peer Network



Native Americans Against Drugs and Alcohol

Night Owl Run

North Yellowstone Education Found.

O Street Connector Trail

Operation Fallen Soldier

P.E.O. Chapter BW

Paradise Permaculture

Park Co. Fairgrounds

Park Co. Health Dept

Park Co. Rural Fire

Park Co. Senior Center

Park County  Environmental Council

Park County 4-H

Park County Cancer Alliance

Park County Community Foundation

Park County FFA

Park County Friends of the Arts

Park County Genealogy Society

Park County Historical Society

Park County Rodeo Club

Park County Tennis Association

Park County Vietnam Vets Memorial

Park High Academic Team

Park High Activities

Park High Band

Park High Baseball

Park High Boosters

Park High Cross Country Team

Park High Geyser

Park High Senior All-Night Party

Payden Memorial Foundation


Pine Creek Methodist Church

Pine Creek School

Rangers Boosters



Rotary Children in Need Program

Rotary Water Spray Park


Sacred Walk Initiative

Safe Kids/Safe Communities

Safe Passages

Save the Teslow

Save the Yellowstone Grizzly

Shane Lalani Center

Shields Valley BPA

Shields Valley Farmers Market

Shields Valley Schools

Shields Valley Senior Center

Shields Valley Senior Sober

Shields Valley Sober Committee

Shift Empowerment

Silvergate Community Council

Sister City Exchange

Sleeping Giant Middle School

Snoopy Preschool

Southwest Chemical Dependency

Spay and Neuter Task Force

St Mary's School

St. Andrew's Church

Stafford Animal Shelter


Treehouse Cooking

United in Light

United Way - Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Washington School

Wilsall Foundation

Wilsall Rural Fire

Winans PTO

Winans School

Windrider Transit

Wishberry Hollow

WSE Farmers Market

Yellowstone Ballet Company

Yellowstone Gateway Museum

Yellowstone Park Bus


Community Closet Awards & Honors

Livingston Chamber of Commerce, Community Service award to Community Closet 2007
Livingston Business & Professional Women, Caron Cooper Woman of Achievement 2007
Livingston Rotary Club, Service Above Self Award to Community Closet, 2010
Montana Ecostar Pollution Prevention Award, 2012  (view press release)
Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) Honorable Mention 2013 (view press release)


Where Fashion Meets Philanthropy
Community Closet on PBS
Community Closet
5th Anniversary Celebration
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