The Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Fund
The Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Fund (MSGRF) is an affiliate of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The MSGRF committee is comprised of any Mountain Sky staff members that wish to participate, and it is our staff that review the grant applications, visit with local non-profits, determine the direction of our funding goals, and ultimately determine where and how the dollars will be spent in Park and Gallatin Counties. Under the leadership of Tawnya Rupe, our Community Giving Director, the Fund has awarded over $3 million in grants since its establishment in 2001.
Formed in 1995, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation promotes innovative solutions to improve the lives of youth and their families, seeking results that move communities beyond what seems possible today. The Foundation invests in early childhood development, education, greenspace and the arts, and leads giving programs such as the MSGRF for each of the Blank Family of Businesses, including the Atlanta Falcons. Mr. Blank co-founded The Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, in 1978, and retired from the company as co-chairman in 2001. Through the foundation and his family's personal giving, Mr. Blank has granted more than $250 million to various charitable organizations.