Featured: Billings Family YMCA Receives Grant Funding to Continue Mission

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Billings family YMCA

The Billings Family YMCA recently announced that they have received $55,000 in grant funding from the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) to help ensure that low-income families, seniors, individuals, and youth have the opportunity to join the Y and have access to Y programs that increase health and wellness, support child development, and provide safe spaces for youth.

The Y has been providing programs and services to meet the ever-changing needs of the community since 1905. Their mission is “to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a health spirit, mind, and body for all.” They believe that everyone regardless of background should have the same opportunities to be a part of the Y Family. Through the Y’s Scholarship program, financial assistance allows struggling neighbors to become members and participate in programs that provide overall wellness: mentally, physically, and socially.

“We are grateful for the grant funding from Otto Bremer Trust that allows us to never turn away our neighbors because of their inability to pay to join the Y. Now more than ever, the Y is needed to provide a safe. welcoming place for parents needing after school childcare, seniors maintaining their independence, and teens looking for alternative activities when not in school. ”

Kim Kaiser, ceo of the Billings family ymca

The Otto Bremer Trust is a private charitable trust based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Created in 1944 by business and community leader Otto Bremer, it is committed to supporting an enhanced quality of life for residents of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Since its founding, OBT has invested more than $1 billion in its region’s people, places, and opportunities.