GRANTS PROGRAM

The Billings Community Foundation awards grants for a wide variety of charitable purposes in the following focus areas:

1.Education
2.Human Welfare
3.Arts and Culture
4.Non-profit Capacity Building
5.Animal Welfare, Natural Resources and Conservation
6.Economic Development and Bricks & Mortar Building Projects
7.Non-Profit Collaborative Projects

ABOUT THE GRANTS
1.2018 Grants will be awarded between $1000 to $5000.
2.$5000 is available in the 'Bricks & Mortar' category, but all projects must be located
  within Billings city limits.; however, it must be located within Billings.
3.$2500 is available in the 'Non-Profit Collaborative Projects' category and will only be
 awarded to applicants leveraging collaborative partnerships between multiple NPO's
  to meet community needs.
4.Recommendations for funding are made by the Grants Review Committee with final
  approval made by the Billings Community Foundation Board of Directors.


Grant applications may be submitted online from January 1 – February 28, 2018. For complete guidelines and online submission, follow the link below:

                                                Grant Applications

SCHEDULE
1.Submit grant applications online during the two-month period of January 1, 2018
  through February 28, 2018.
2.Applications will be reviewed by the Billings Community Foundation in March 2018.
3.Notification of grants will be made in April 2018.
4.Grants will be awarded at the Annual Awards during the first week of June 2018.
Since 2007, the Billings Community Foundation has awarded a total of $430,000 in grants to over 90 nonprofits in the Greater Yellowstone Valley Region.

2014 BCF Grant Recipients
Beartooth Humane Alliance
Better Billings Foundation
Big Horn County Library
Big Sky Senior Services
Billings Family YMCA
Broadview Community Center
Community Hope, Inc.
Friends of Pompeys Pillar
Help for Homeless Pets, Inc
Helping Hands in Hardin Food Bank
The Family Tree
Tumbleweed Program
Yellowstone CASA
ZooMontana

2013 Grant Recipients: 
Bridger Community Food Bank 
Domestic and Sexual Violence Services 
Big Horn County Library 
Yellowstone Art Museum 
Yellowstone River Research @ RMC
Yellowstone CASA, Inc. 
Young Families Early Head Start 
YWCA Employment and Training 
ZooMontana 
Help for Homeless Pets 
Tumbleweed 
Billings Family YMCA Writer’s Voice 
Parmly Billings Library Foundation

2012 Grant Recipients: 
Beartooth Mountain Christian Ranch
Beartooth Humane Alliance
Big Horn County Library
Billings Public Schools - BackPack
Billings Symphony
Yellowstone CASA, Inc.
Eagle Mount Billings
Family Services
Help for Homeless Pets
Little League Baseball
Tumbleweed
YWCA Billings

2011 Grant Recipients: 
Living Water Community Church/Bike Clinic
Montana Conservation Corps
Carbon County Historical Society, Red Lodge
Bridger Community Food Bank, Bridger, MT
Beartooth Mountain Christian Ranch
Big Sky Senior Services, Inc.
Yellowstone CASA, Inc.
Gateway House Domestic Violence Shelter, YWCA
The Lutheran Center
Arts Without Boundaries
Eagle Mount Billings

2010 Grant Recipients: 
Beartooth Mountain Christian Ranch
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Beartooth Humane Alliance
Big Horn County Library
Big Sky Senior Services
Gateway House Domestic Violence Shelter
Help for Homeless Pets
Living Water Bike Repair Clinic
The Lutheran Center
MT Big Sky Chapter March of Dimes
MT Conservation Corps
Montana Rescue Mission
Museum of the Beartooths
Yellowstone CSA
Yellowstone County Council on Aging


2018 BCF Grant Recipients
Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Laurel FFA Alumni
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Yellowstone County
Montana Rescue Mission
Ballantine United Lunch & Food Bank
Montana Wilderness Association
Billings School District 2 – Medicine Crow School
Western Heritage Center
Helping Hands in Hardin Food Bank
Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools
Boys & Girls School of Red Lodge & the Beartooth
Front
Angella’s Piazza – Woman’s Drop-In Center
Montana Audubon
Alternatives Inc.
High Plains Book Awards & Billings Public Library
Collaboration
Big Horn County Library
Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter
Rocky Mountain College & Wise Wonders Children’s
Museum Collaboration
Billings Community Foundation

2016 BCF Grant Recipients
Rocky Mountain College Institute for Peace Studies 
Wise Wonders Children’s Museum
Our Montana 
Billings Library Foundation 
Pompeys Pillar 
Make-A-Wish Montana 
Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County 
Billings Symphony 
School District 2 
Cultural Partners 
Billings Studio Theater 
Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation 
Living Water 
Harvest Church Car Care Ministry 
Dress for Success Billings 
Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter 
Beartooth Humane Alliance 
Yellowstone River Parks Association (YRPA) 
Billings Preservation Society/Moss Mansion 
Friendship House of Christian Service 
Chase Hawks Memorial Association (CHMA) 
Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society 
Billings Community Foundation
CASA of Yellowstone County 
Big Sky Senior Services 

2015 BCF Grant Recipients
Big Horn County Library
Big Sky Senior Services
Community Hope, Inc.
Family Promise of Yellowstone County
Housing Authority of Billings ~ Garden Project
Huntley Project Museum
Joliet Community Center
Living Water ~ Billings Bike Clinic
Montana Audubon Center
Rimrock Humane Society
Roberts Parents 0f Performing Arts
Volunteers of America, Northern Rockies
Wise Wonders
Yellowstone CASA
Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter, Inc.
Young Families Early Head Start, Inc.



Billings Community Foundation
PO Box 1255 Billings, MT 59103
lwright@billingscommunityfoundation.org 
(406) 839-3334