The Billings Community Foundation has announced the remarkable success of its annual giving day, Yellowstone Valley Gives, held on May 2nd and 3rd, 2024. Under the leadership of Founding Board Member Jack Nickels and a dedicated committee of non-profit leaders, the community came together to raise an astounding $232,000 in support of local nonprofits!

Yellowstone Valley Gives has become a cornerstone event in the Billings community, rallying residents, businesses, and organizations to support the vital work of nonprofits across the region. This year's giving day saw an outpouring of generosity, with donations pouring in from individuals eager to make a difference in their community.

"We are overwhelmed by the incredible response to Yellowstone Valley Gives this year," said Zack Terakedis, Executive Director of the Billings Community Foundation. "The generosity of our community never ceases to amaze me, and this year's success is a testament to the collective spirit of giving that defines Billings."

The funds raised during Yellowstone Valley Gives directly benefit a diverse array of local nonprofits, supporting their efforts to address critical needs and enhance the quality of life for residents of Yellowstone County. From providing essential services to vulnerable populations to supporting arts and culture initiatives, these nonprofits play a vital role in strengthening the fabric of the community.

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"I am immensely grateful to everyone who participated in Yellowstone Valley Gives and contributed to its success," added Terakedis. "Your support will have a tangible and lasting impact on the nonprofits that work tirelessly to make our community a better place for all."

As the Billings Community Foundation reflects on the success of Yellowstone Valley Gives 2024, plans are already underway for next year's event. With the continued support of the community, the foundation remains committed to empowering nonprofits and driving positive change throughout Yellowstone County. Working with giving days across Montana, there was a collective amount exceeding $4.5 million dollars for nonprofits in our local communities in the state.

For more information about the Billings Community Foundation and its initiatives, visit

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