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 2018 YVG Community Partners
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
www.billingscommunityfoundation.org
Email: lwright@billingscommunityfoundation.org

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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.