Ale Works gives back by partnering with local community nonprofits to raise money and awareness for worthy causes that make Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley an ever-better place to live.
To request donations or for more information on our community giving policies, please read our Donation Criteria. If you believe your non-profit or community event meets our prioritized areas of concern, download and fill out our Donation Request Form. Email it to us no later than two weeks prior to your event, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Donation Forms may also be picked up at our host stand from 4 pm daily.
We are proud of our ongoing association with the following organizations. Click below to visit their websites for more information!
Big Sky Youth Empowerment
Creative programs targeting high school-aged, at risk youth in the Gallatin Valley.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
With a mission to provide children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported, one to one relationships that will change their lives for the better, forever.
Bozeman Film Festival
The brainchild of a dedicated group of Montana State University English and Film professors intent on bringing classic, documentary and world cinema to the big screen in Bozeman. A mainstay in Bozeman's cultural community for over 33 years.
Bozeman Public Library Foundation
Providing the community with free, open and equal access to general information and resources to promote personal growth and lifelong learning.
Bozeman School Foundation
A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and expanding Bozeman’s commitment to excellence in public education by providing resources to inspire learning, enriching teaching and creating opportunities for district students through community support.
A nonprofit community ski area offering a great ski experience, affordably priced. Montana Ale Works proudly sponsors the Bridger Bowl Community Race Series and the Pinhead Classic.
Ale Works honors the following local community service organizations with catered meals and events, gift certificates to eat and drink in our establishment, and the honors of Community Hero: Bridger Bowl and Big Sky Ski Patrols, all Bozeman Public School District schools, all Gallatin Valley fire departments, the Bozeman Police Department, and AMR Ambulance.
For over 20 years, committed to providing quality therapeutic recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and for young people with cancer, while providing support for families of participants.
Gallatin Valley Food Bank
For twenty-nine years, a food resource center for Gallatin Valley that has grown with the needs of our community.
Gallatin Valley Spay & Neuter Task Force
A 100% volunteer organization providing low and no-cost spay & neuter services to the residents of Gallatin County.
Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Conserving southwest Montana’s heritage of open landscapes, working farms and ranches, healthy rivers and wildlife habitat while creating trails to connect people, communities and the land.
Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center and
Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
Friends of the GNFAC is a nonprofit with a mission to support avalanche awareness and education through a partnership with the GNFAC.
Greater Gallatin Watershed Council
A locally-led nonprofit organization promoting conservation and enhancement of our water resources while supporting the traditions of agriculture, community, and recreation. Montana Ale Works proudly sponsors “The Run for the Rivers” which benefits three local watershed groups: the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council, Montana Watercourse, and Blue Water Task Force.
Listener-supported, alternative public radio, broadcasting for over 40 years from the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman.
Museum of the Rockies
This world-class museum in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Bozeman is renowned for its vast collection of dinosaur fossils and some of the most famous dinosaur specimens in the world, including Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, one of just 776 museums to earn this distinction of nearly 18,000 museums nationwide, MOR is a nonprofit division of Montana State University.
Open and Local
Strengthens the community food systems of southwest Montana by facilitating collaboration to cultivate a vibrant food economy. The mission includes enhancing local food security, promoting conservation of agricultural lands for future generations, improving access to healthful community food, and improving farmers’ access to affordable land.
Round it up America
A non-profit organization that provides for-profit businesses the opportunity in all 50 states to allow guests to donate to charities by rounding up their checks at check-out. Ale Works chooses worthy non-profits and guests have the option to round-up their checks with 91% of the spare change going to the selected charity. The other 9% goes to No Kid Hungry, a community of chefs, community leaders, parents, lawmakers and CEOs with a shared belief: that no American child should ever go hungry.
Thrive provides local Gallatin Valley families with the resources, tools, and support they need to raise healthy, successful children through mentoring, education, and support. Thrive’s mission is for all children to have the opportunity to grow, succeed, and become valuable members of our community through signature programs designed right here in our community.
Western Sustainability Exchange
Working in partnership with ranchers since 1994 to implement sustainable agricultural techniques to improve the health of grasslands and riparian resources while improving profitability for ranchers. WSE works to increase the visibility of local producers that use sustainable ag techniques and the businesses that carry their products.
Winter Farmer’s Market
Ale Works proudly sponsors the 15 Winter Farmer’s Markets held at Bozeman’s downtown Emerson Cultural Center from October through May every year. We also host a fundraising event pairing seasonal small plates with local craft brews in support of the upcoming markets each fall.
ProStart is a two-year high school program in 17 Montana schools currently partnering students with restaurant industry mentors. Ale Works Managing Partner Roth Jordan has long volunteered his time and expertise to this evolving curriculum by judging state competitions, competing in culinary cook-offs to raise funds, and teaching key skills like food costing and inventory management to aspiring culinary students.
In 2018, Ale Works founded the first annual ProStart scholarship to pay tuition and books for a student to attend MSU’s new culinary school, the Gallatin College Culinary Arts Program.