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How the Red Cross raised half a billion dollars for Haiti ­and built six homes

The Red Cross says it has provided homes to more than 130,000 people. But the actual number of permanent homes the group has built in all of Haiti: six.

Red Ants Pants founder Sarah Calhoun stops in Billings to boost upcoming concert July 24-26 in White Sulphur Springs.

The upcoming concert on the Jackson Ranches outside White Sulphur Springs is the primary fundraiser for the nonprofit Red Ants Pants Foundation, which supports women’s leadership groups and working family farms.

Missoula, Montana based Ecology Project International to celebrate 15th anniversary with open house on June 5

Today, EPI employs 99 people worldwide, including 35 in Missoula. In the next few weeks, their 20,000th student will complete one of their field science programs.

Community foundations to gather in Missoula for workshop on June 4

The workshop will include sessions on cultivating donors, hands-on marketing using print and social media, developing a communication plan and a discussion on the state of Montana’s local community foundations.

Travel Channel to feature Museum of the Rockies on May 29 – Free Lecture on 5/28 in Great Falls

Horner’s discoveries made him one of the most famous paleontologists in the world. He has consulted on the "Jurassic Park" films and is widely speculated to be the inspiration for the character Alan Grant, played by Sam Neill.

Thrive vying for online votes for chance at $25,000

A Bozeman nonprofit is hoping that the community will use social media to help it win a $25,000 grant.

Thrive, a local organization dedicated to helping area children and families, is one of 200 organizations nationwide vying for grants through the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program.

Nearly 4,000 organizations across the country submitted applications to get a spot in the competition, which will give out $25,000 grants to 40 winners.

‘We have no end in sight’: Nonprofit organizer Dallas Eaton (United Luv Project Inc.) receives national honor

United Luv Project Inc. has purchased and donated more than 190 iPads to hospitals around Montana and in Seattle.

Montana Special Olympics in need of volunteers

The Special Olympics are in need of volunteers to help out with the games. 1,200 athletes are set to compete with competitions getting underway Tuesday, May 19.

NeighborWorks helps low-income homebuyers for 35 years

The organization, which got its start as Neighborhood Housing Services and simplified its name in 1997, is a celebrating its 35th anniversary with a staggering amount and range of achievements throughout Great Falls, including helping renovate or build 319 homes and adding $36.5 million to the county tax base.

Montana-based ‘Three Cups’ charity reports uptick in donors

Donors are starting to give again to the Montana-based Central Asia Institute