Foundation / Corporation
Billings Community Foundation (BCF)
Grants of up to $5,000 to Montana nonprofit organizations, government entities, and religious organizations in eligible areas to benefit communities. Funding is intended to support nonprofit capacity building, community programs, and collaborative projects. Programs must benefit residents of the Greater Yellowstone Region, including Yellowstone, Musselshell, Rosebud, Custer, Treasure, Bighorn, Carbon, Stillwater, and Fergus counties.
The Foundation has identified the following priorities:
Community and Regional Impact Grants – Support for organizations providing programs that respond to needs in the community.
Capacity Building for Nonprofit Organizations – Support for organizations that are actively striving to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their work by investing in core operations.
This capacity building grant is intended to strengthen and support the local community of nonprofit organizations in securing the assistance necessary to enhance organizational capacity, improve functions, and develop leaders.
The following activities will be supported:
Collaborative Grants – Support for two or more nonprofit organizations working in unison on a common-purpose program or project.
This collaborative grant is intended to encourage collaboration between nonprofits with similar goals and programming to combine resources and maximize impact.
Endowment Challenge Grants - Obert Undem Community Vitality Endowment Fund – A matching grant initiative designed to build nonprofit capacity and sustainability through establishing or growing endowments at the Billings Community Foundation.
This Endowment Building Grant is intended to increase or establish the permanent endowments of regional nonprofits, creating long-term stability and capturing locally-created wealth for future generations.
Donor Advised Funds and Specific Purpose Endowments
The Billings Community Foundation administers several Donor-Advised Funds and Endowments that provide funding for specific types of projects. The Foundation assists these funders by inviting them to review grant requests that potentially meet their funding criteria and project interests.
These funders occasionally provide grants for projects supporting the following causes:
GrantWatch ID#: 135683
Grants will range from $2,500 to $5,000.
- Community and Regional Impact Grants: up to $5,000
- Capacity Building for Nonprofit Organizations: up to $5,000
- Collaborative Grants: up to $5,000
- Endowment Challenge Grants: up to $3,000
Grant funds must be expended within one year of the award date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: Applications will be open June 1st.
For questions, please contact Lauren Wright, the Executive Director of the Billings
Community Foundation at 406-839-3334 or lwright@BillingsCommunityFoundation.org.
Billings Community Foundation
100 N 27th Street, Suite 303
Billings, MT 59101
USA: Montana: Greater Yellowstone Region including but not limited to: Yellowstone, Musselshell, Rosebud, Custer, Treasure, Bighorn, Carbon, Stillwater, and Ferguson County
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