Bozeman Craft Beer Week is a chance for our local beer community to come together to not only celebrate Montana craft beer, but also to show how much we care for the community we call home. You may remember, in 2018, we made the decision to add an official beneficiary to craft beer week. For Bozeman Craft Beer Week 2019, we continue this tradition and have chosen the Bozeman Area Community Foundation (BACF) as our benefiting nonprofit for this year. BACF’s mission is to connect people who care to causes that matter to build a better community in the Bozeman area. This is a mission we feel fits well with our vision for craft beer week and will work together with their organization to “build community one beer at a time” with craft beer week in 2019!
We know not everyone may be familiar with BACF, however, they are an organization which has been doing great work behind the scenes in Bozeman and beyond for the over 20 years. Founded in 1998, they have been instrumental in connecting many locals with vital causes that need funding support through grants, special projects, and events. Additionally, nonprofits in the area can count on the BACF for grants and opportunities to engage in collaborative learning.
The most notable program BACF champions is Give Big Gallatin Valley happening May 2-3 this year leading up to Bozeman’s 3rd Annual Craft Beer Week celebration. With the help of BACF our community bands together during Give Big Gallatin Valley for 24 hours in order to raise funds for all participating nonprofits. Last year alone, the BACF helped 194 nonprofits raise $1,283,000. That’s a big deal!
In 2019, we are honored to partner the Bozeman Area Community Foundation as our benefiting nonprofit and ride the momentum of philanthropy they have created with Give Big into Craft Beer Week (May 4-11)!