History

Our Story

With a vision and passion to help meet needs within our community and region in partnership with other caring organizations and individuals, birth was given to the Better Billings Foundation. Founded in 2005 by the leaders of Harvest Church in Billings Montana as a separately governed, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing community service and facilities, outreach and opportunities for family enhancement and youth achievement. The Foundation’s goal is to strengthen the regional community by offering support for activities, projects and services addressing the needs of at-risk, low- and moderate-income individuals, civic activities and family support. No community can flourish if it lacks healthy and safe spaces for discussion, education, interaction, and welcoming places for its children and families to grow and learn.

To advance this mission the Better Billings Foundation received the status as a 501 (c) (3) public charity organization in November of 2005 with an independent board of directors and staff including a Foundation Director. Board members include individuals from various community sectors without a specific denomination as a prerequisite for membership on the board. Board members are committed to strengthening and nourishing community in a regional area. With the strength of a diversified board the collaborative effort of the Better Billings Foundation hopes to achieve great things for the community.