In 2011, the Gallatin Ice Foundation launched a capital campaign to expand refrigerated ice facilities in the Gallatin Valley. Bolstered by careful and detailed planning and a strong track record of public support, the effort to ‘Raise the Ice Barn’ was rewarded with a game-changing vote of confidence in 2013 in the form of a $1M bond from gallatin county and a $175,000 grant from the city of bozeman in 2014. With this infusion of resources, construction on Phase I of the Ice Barn project was launched in August 2014.