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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 projects, which include the Alley Annex, the Curated Closet, and our mobile unit, Deluxe Rural Wear 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 $640,000 in cash grants and over $50,000 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 are available for download here, at the store, or by phone at 406-222-6200.


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 organizational funding recipients include:


4-H Livestock Auction

4H Shooting Sports

All-night Senior Party

American Legion

Angel Line

Arrowhead School


Baseball All Stars

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Blue Slipper Theater

Boy Scouts - Eagle Scout Project

Boy Scouts Pack 552


Center for Aquatic Nuisance Species

Chamber of Commerce

Chicks and Chaps

Christmas Community Dinner

Christmas Covers


Civil Air Patrol

CNR Farmers Market

Coleman Foundation

Community Christmas Dinner

Connected Learning

Compassionate Neighbors


Crazy Mtn. Productions (Firehouse Five)

Danforth Gallery

Depot Center

East Side School

Elks Lodge

Experience Works

Family Outreach

Food Pantry

Friends of the Community

Friends of the Library

Gardiner Baptist Church

Gardiner Food Pantry

Gardiner High School

Grace Notes

Halloween on Yellowstone Street

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

High School Rodeo Club

Holiday Lights Livingston

Junior Achievement


Park High Band

Park High Boosters

Park High Cross Country Team

Park High Cross Country Team

Park High Geyser

Park High Senior All-Night Party

Payden Memorial Foundation

PEO Scholarship Fund

Pine Creek School

Rangers Boosters

Rotary Water Spray Park

Rotary's Children in Need Program


Rural Fire

Safe Kids/Safe Communities

Seamus Camp Fund

Shane Center

Shane Center

Shields Valley BPA

Shields Valley Farmers Market

Shields Valley Schools

Shields Valley Senior Center

Shields Valley Sober Committee

Shift Empowerment

Sister City Exchange

Sleeping Giant Middle School

Snoopy Preschool

Softball Tournament

Southwest Chemical Dependency

Spay/Neuter Task Force

St Mary's School

Stafford Animal Shelter


Treehouse Cooking

Tri-County Network Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

United in Light

Washington school

Wilsall Rural Fire

Winans School

WSE Farmers Mkt

Yellowstone Ballet Company

Yellowstone Gateway Museum

Yellowstone Park Bus


L Bar 7

Lacey Hart Racing

Landon's Lookout

Links for Learning

Livingston Baseball Association

Livingston Center for Art & Culture

Livingston Christian Center

Livingston Community Choir

Livingston Cubs Baseball

Livingston Depot Foundation

Livingston Firefighters

Livingston Firefighters

Livingston Health Care

Livingston Ice Skating Association

Livingston Memorial Hospital

Livingston Park Co. Food Pantry

Livingston Police Department

Livingston Rec. Dept.

Livingston Rotary Club

Livingston Youth Soccer Association

Loaves & Fishes


March of Dimes

McNair Skate Park

Meals on Wheels

Mental Health Center

Military Families of Park County

Milky Way Group Home

Model Railroad Association

Montessori Island School

Moose Lodge

Mountain House


Night Owl Run

Operation Fallen Soldier

Park Co Cubs

Park Co. 4-H

Park Co. Community Foundation

Park Co. Fair

Park Co. Genealogy Society

Park Co. Historical Society

Park Co. Rural Fire

Park Co. Senior Center

Park Co. Vietnam Vets Memorial

Park County Tennis Association

Park High Academic Team

Community Closet Awards & Honors :


Livingston Chamber of Commerce, Community Service award to Community Closet 2007

Livingston Business & Professional Women, Caron Cooper Woman of Acheivement 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)

Community Closet on PBS

Community Closet 5th Anniversary Celebration

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