Bird of Pray Foundation is based out of Billings, Montana and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exists primarily to bring basic aid and much-needed hope to children in desperate need throughout developing countries. We also establish programs to meet critical local needs.
We always establish the validity of a need before assisting anyone. We also continually monitor how funds are being used to ensure effectiveness. In order to increase our impact in assisting people, we network with other local organizations to help provide a more complete range of relief.
A word from the founder
I have been married for four years now. We have a two-year-old daughter, Amaris, and another child arriving in December 2016. When my wife, Chantelle, and I first met, we both noticed right away we had a similar desire to help others. Chantelle says “my kind heart and generous nature stood out immediately”, while her big personality and love for children caught my attention. We are both very involved with our church and the love of the truth is what drives us daily.
Helping others has always been very important to both of us. Early in our marriage we decided that no matter what, we were going to figure out how to start helping people on a much larger scale. Through much prayer, creativity, hard work, perseverance and a few tears, praise God, here we are.
We couldn’t have accomplished half of what we’ve already been able to do without help. The mentors that God sent our way helped us in more ways they could ever know and have been a huge encouragement to us. Steve Doty, the president and founder of Direct Connect Humanitarian Aid has been one of the most influential individuals we have had the opportunity to work alongside. We are so very thankful for all of them.
Bird of Pray Foundation is looking to work with individuals or organizations that are helping the abused, abandoned and hopeless men, women and, especially, children of this world. We understand that this need isn’t just a distant plight that we see in pictures, but also something families and individuals face right here in Billings, Montana. We have a local focus as well as a worldview. In the book of James it says, “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world”. The weakest, most vulnerable people on this planet are orphans and they are at the core of our work.
The entire board of directors and their families have the same goals and desires as myself when it comes to helping those in need. Bringing hope, whether it’s food, medical care, education, counseling, supplies or support is why we started this foundation and is what drives us to help it grow. Having great teamwork with those we work with makes a huge difference in the success of our mission.