Mission & Vision

Our Mission

The Better Billings Foundation exists to provide opportunities where kids and families thrive.

Our Vision

We believe in the potential of all kids and that a strong family unit reduces the likelihood of kids becoming involved in at risk activities. Because young people from disadvantaged circumstances have the greatest obstacles and fewest resources, our approach places a special emphasis on reaching and serving these young people. Given the proper resources, encouragement and opportunities based upon the context from which they come, kids and families will have the opportunity to grow spiritually, improve personally and strengthen relationally. They will in turn become the leaders of our community with the insight and experience to transform Billings into a better place. Our donors celebrate the life change of kids, the strengthening of families and the transformation of our community, made possible by an engaged and caring board of directors and community partners.

Our Values


We believe in the potential of every child. As one of God’s wonderful creations, every child has the ability and capacity to contribute positively to the fabric of our community. With thoughtful encouragement, proper resources, and clear direction, we believe kids will thrive.


We believe that people aspire to be part of something bigger than themselves. We champion giving as a method to link generous hearts to programs and projects that will reach beyond expectations.


We believe that impacting a generation begins with understanding the cultural context they come from. We immerse ourselves in meaningful dialog among those whom we serve so that our efforts meet their needs.


We believe that Truth is found in the Bible where God clearly commands those who love him to love and serve their neighbor and is our guiding document from which we will not deviate. We are excited to reach into our community and show God’s love for His people.


We believe that relationships are the key to our success. Building a bridge of common understanding based on trust and respect we can set aside differences and focus on our common goals. We strive to be a unifying organization linking the hopes for a better Billings to the reality of a better Billings.

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.