The Billings Community Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt, innovative community foundation governed by local citizens promoting philanthropy and charitable givingOur Mission is: “To help individual donors and charitable organizations meet the needs of the Greater Yellowstone Region.”

2017 Activities
Thanks to our 2017 Community Sponsors
Since 2007, the Billings Community Foundation has awarded a total of $220,000 in
grants to over 60 nonprofits in the greater Billings Region.
Lauren Wright
Executive Director
Billings Community Foundation
PO Box 1255, Billings MT 59103
Office: 406-839-3334
Cell: 803-640-0212

         News & Information:

  • Schedule of Events "Infographic" for Yellowstone Valley Gives on May 3rd and 4th

  • Set up a Donor Advised Fund for a tax deduction today and make recommendations for grants in the future.

For Individuals
  • Montana Tax Credit Planned Gift Annuities – 32 New Gifts totaling $283,678 - 15 new donors.
  • Endowment Funds – Established 8 New Endowments benefiting area nonprofit organizations.
  • Donor Advised Funds – Received $133,000 from individual donors.
  • Assist with Donor Advised Fund Grants – Distributed $10,500 through the BCF Grant Cycle.
  • Scholarship Funds – Awarded $6,150 to area students.
  • Estate Planning – Volunteer Board of Seasoned Philanthropists meeting with individuals.

For Regional Nonprofits
  • Endowment Funds – Distributed $52,473 in unrestricted funds to benefitting Nonprofits.
  • Grants for Programs - Presented $40,000+ in unrestricted funds presented to 27 Nonprofits.
  • Yellowstone Valley Gives – Raised $85,000 for 84 participating Nonprofits from 9 MT counties.
  • Connecting with Donors – 800+ FB followers, 900+ newsletter subscribers, new website coming!
  • Regional Collaboration –  Building relationships and combining resources with ‘Day of Giving’.
  • Capacity Building – Partnership with Big Sky Institute with $15,000 pledged for 2018 Grant Cycle.
  • BCF Endowment Fund – Received $73,795 from donors to support services and grants.

For Community & Regional Engagement
  • Fiscal Sponsorships - $172,827 Fiscal Sponsorship Distributions.
  • Billings Leadership Network – Working with Rocky and NextGEN on student Mentorship program.
  • Encourage Collaboration – Established $2,500 grant to support Nonprofit collaborative projects.
  • Promote Philanthropy – Yellowstone Valley Gives, Awards Banquet Workshop, Regional outreach.
  • Support Regional Community Foundations – Assist regional nonprofits with MT Tax Credit gifts.