Billings Community Foundation Grant Cycle Awards Over $110,000 to Local Organizations
The Billings Community Foundation has completed the 2023 grant cycle awarding regional non-profit projects in the Greater Yellowstone Region over $110,000. Non-profit organizations in a 9-county region were invited to apply for grants in the range of $2500 – $5000, with grants issued being issued at a celebration luncheon on October 17.
Grant categories include Capacity Building, Collaborative Projects, Community Impact, and Endowments. Now in its 15th year, the BCF annual grant cycle has provided more than $670,000 to charitable causes in our area. Funding for grants comes both from Billings Community Foundation BCF impact funds and from donor-based funds managed by the Foundation.
The Billings Community Foundation manages over $8 million dollars in assets that support donor wishes in support of local non-profit efforts. In addition, BCF hosts non-profit projects through Fiscal Sponsorship “The community foundation is a central point of contact between donors who have desire to support their local community and our organizations who can move the needle on some of our most valuable challenges and continue important work in the region” said Zack Terakedis, the Foundation’s new Executive Director. “Our grant program has grown from around $10,000 in the first few years to now more than $100,000 given out each year. Our board of directors is committed to growing lasting resources for the non-profits who are creating positive impact in their local communities.” Eligible organizations are 501c3 non-profits with an impact in Big Horn, Carbon, Custer, Fergus, Musselshell, Rosebud, Stillwater, Treasure, and Yellowstone Counties. Grant Recipients include: St. Vincent de Paul, Riverstone Health Foundation, Billings Depot, Code Girls United, Our Montana, Veteran’s Navigation Network, Montana Legal Services, Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter, Western Heritage Center, CASA of Yellowstone County, Montana Health Professionals for Healthy Climate, Billings First Congregational Church, Marketplace of Ideas, United Way, Boys and Girls Club, Family Service, United Campus Ministries, Friendship House, Special K Ranch, Great Plains Youth Programs, YWCA, and Family Promise