Fundraising Activities

Gallatin Valley Newcomers Club Supports Local Nonprofits

Annual Fundraiser

One of the priority missions of the Gallatin Valley Newcomers Club is to support local nonprofits, in recognition of the critical services they provide our community.  Since 2006, GVNC has conducted an annual fundraiser to benefit local nonprofits.  Applications are solicited and the membership votes on the 1 or 2 organizations to receive the funds raised.  In the last 15 years, we have raised and donated over $226,000 through our annual fundraising events.

2022 Annual Raffle Fundraiser

We are excited to launch our first ever Raffle fundraiser in 2022, kicking off on September, 8th at the member luncheon and ends with a drawing at the November 3rd luncheon.  (both at Riverside Country Club). 

Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100.  Cash or checks only (made out to GVNC).  Only 1400 tickets will be printed.

See below for details to purchase tickets

100% of raffle proceeds will benefit these TWO local non-profit organizations in 2022:


Sexual Assault Counseling Center  Provides information outreach, direct services, advocacy, crisis counseling, therapy, hospital accompaniment and advocacy, and legal advocacy to survivors of sexual assault in a safe, confidential environment.  Their Counselor-Advocates provide comprehensive services to support survivors throughout using a trauma-informed, evidence-based approach.  A program of Help Center, Inc., serving the Gallatin valley since 1996.

Bienvenidos a Gallatin Valley welcomes Spanish-speaking migrants and their families to the Gallatin Valley.  They connect new Spanish-speaking families with local mentors, volunteers and professionals who help families meet their goals through language acquisition, coordination of services, access to community resources, and advocacy 

Get ready to win big with one of the following prizes:

Grand Prize – $2500 Cash

2nd Prize – Big Sky Summer Getaway

    – 3 night stay for up to 8 people in a fully furnished condo between May and October 2023.  Based on availability.

    – $500 gift card to Horn & Cantle restaurant

    – Round of golf at Big Sky Golf Resort

3rd Prize – A Night at the Symphony

    – A pair of tickets to a symphony performance with a special invitation to the Underwriter’s room to meet the performers during intermission and at a reception following

    – $100 gift card to Revelry restaurant

Tickets can be purchased by anyone 18 or older in Montana and participating states.  Buyers do not need to be a GVNC member to participate.  The State of Montana prohibits the use of Credit Cards for raffle ticket purchases.  Raffle ticket purchases are NOT tax deductible.  Ticket holders need NOT be present to win. 

Don’t delay, DONATE today!

If you’d like to opt out of the 2022 raffle and make a direct donation to supporting the fall fundraiser, you can DONATE via credit or debit card on the GVNC website today.  100% of the proceeds go directly to our two selected non-profit organizations.  

THANK YOU, MEMBERS!  Your participation in the 2022 GVNC fundraiser will make such a difference in supporting our community!

If you would like to learn more about all of the 2022 non-profit applicants, please click here:

GVNC Nonprofit Research 2022 

General information about our Fundraising process:

Each year, applications are received and the membership votes to select which organization will receive the funds raised. The organization receiving the most votes from our membership will receive the proceeds of our fall fundraiser.

The support shown for GVNC fundraisers over the years has been tremendous and we look forward to another successful campaign this fall. We are so grateful for our local nonprofit applicants and the amazing impact they make each day in the lives of Gallatin County residents. 



If you are a local 501(c)(3) organization  interested in applying for a grant from Gallatin Valley Newcomers Club, please see the following letter detailing procedures for applying:  Information Letter for 2022 Grant Applicants  

The deadline for this years application will be June 1, 2022

If you have questions, please contact Kathleen Hayden at [email protected]

GVNC members may forward this information to their favorite charity.


Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Organizations may not have received funds from GVNC annual auction in any of the previous five years;
  • Organizations’ average annual gross revenue  for the last three years may not exceed $600,000 (note that larger organizations may qualify if they apply on behalf of a specific program that meets the revenue requirement);
  • Funds received from the GVNC annual auction must be spent in Gallatin County. 

Here is the link to apply online for the 2023 Grant Application  

To view the recipients of our past fund-raising charity auctions and bake sales click on: GVNC Past Non Profit Recipients


Support for our Local Food Bank

The Gallatin Valley Newcomers Club is a strong supporter of the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.  In addition to members’ generous contributions of food and money at our monthly coffees and luncheons.


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