First Interstate Bank representatives in Billings awarded $25,000 in grants to local organizations dedicated to serving our youth via its annual Centennial Youth Foundation event.
In 1982, Billings’ centennial year, First Interstate Bank made a commitment to the community and established the Centennial Youth Foundation. The Foundation is donating more than $1 million over 100 years to youth organizations and activities within Yellowstone County. The grants are used to enhance athletic, cultural, educational, and social service activities as well as make special projects possible.
This year’s recipients include: Alberta Bair Theater, Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, CASA of Yellowstone County, Community Leadership and Development, Eagle Mount, Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools, Eugene F. Herman Scottish Rite Speech and Language Disorders Clinic, Family Service, Free Verse Writing Project, Friendship House, Institute for Peace Studies, Montana Rescue Mission, PEAK, Project Linus of Yellowstone County, Rose Park Elementary School PTA, The Family Tree Center, Tumbleweed, United Way of Yellowstone County, YWCA Billings and the Young Families Early Head Start.