Community Service touches the lives of everyone where they work, play and live. Despite our individual differences, we are linked by common interests to do more for the places we call home. The Foundation invests in organizations that fortify this connection. When everyone is involved one way or another in the improvement of their community, the community progresses in a positive direction.
Washington Family Ranch: Young Life
What began as a vision to inspire young people has transformed into a world-class youth camp. Dennis Washington donated the Washington Family Ranch to Young Life in 1997, as a facility for its youth summer camp ministry. Washington Family Ranch is the largest of Young Life’s thirty-two camps worldwide. Young Life is a non-denominational, Christian organization committed to impacting kids’ lives and preparing them for the future.
Each summer over 8,000 thousand of middle school and teenage campers come from all over the country to the Washington Family Ranch for “the best week of their lives.” Washington Family Ranch offers an unparalleled setting for summer camps filled with recreational facilities ranging from skate parks, to zip lines, to an incredible water slide and swimming pool.
Montana Special Olympics State Summer Games
The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation has been a tireless supporter of Montana Special Olympics for many years.
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and their community. Special Olympics Montana offers training and competition opportunities in a variety of summer and winter sports including gymnastics, basketball, equestrian competition, snow-boarding, as well as alpine and cross-country skiing.