The Butte Creek Mill Foundation Receives 501(c)(3) Status

In response to the devastating loss, the Butte Creek Mill Foundation emerged, steadfast in its mission to resurrect the cherished landmark from the ashes. Bob Russell transferred the property to the Butte Creek Mill Foundation to enhance their ability to restore the mill.

The Butte Creek Mill Foundation officially was granted 501(c)(3) “public charity” status. See our recognition letter here.

With a clear vision and unwavering determination, the Foundation meticulously calculated the daunting costs of restoration, amounting to an estimated $2.5 million.

Yet, buoyed by an outpouring of support from the community, coupled with generous donations, spirited fundraisers, and invaluable grants, the Foundation achieved remarkable progress. Within a mere year and a half, they managed to amass an impressive sum of $1.7 million, a testament to the unwavering solidarity and collective determination of all those who rallied behind the cause.