SHERIDAN — At its most recent meeting, the Wyoming Community Foundation did what it does best: made grants to nonprofits across Wyoming.
The organization, whose goal is to build a better Wyoming, reports it distributed $542,000 to 62 charitable organizations statewide, $107,600 of which to support Sheridan and Johnson counties.
“We’re here to help strengthen our community,” Sheridan-Johnson local board Chair Wendy Martin said in a press release. “With support from generous donors, we’re able to give to outstanding, innovative nonprofit programs that are truly making a difference.”
The Wyoming Community Foundation counts on donor support for grantmaking. The organization holds nearly 400 funds for families, individual donors, businesses and nonprofits.
These funds are invested, and the returns are used to support charitable causes.
In 2017, WYCF granted $6.3 million to charitable organizations across the state.
In Sheridan and Johnson counties, the Wyoming Community Foundation’s local board granted $107,600 to the following 12 area nonprofits:
• Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming
• Buffalo Children’s Center, Inc.
• Buffalo Senior Center, Inc.
• Child Development Center Region 2
• Family Crisis Center
• Hub on Smith
• Johnson County A-Team/Special Olympics
• Johnson County Family YMCA
• Parents Helping Parents of Wyoming
• Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange
• Sheridan Health Center
• Tongue River Child’s Place
• Wyoming Wilderness Association
“Nonprofit organizations are vital parts of our communities,” Martin said. “We are so pleased to be able to fund the work they are doing.”
The Wyoming Community Foundation’s next grant application deadline is Dec. 15. Nonprofit organizations making a difference in their communities are encouraged to apply.
For more information about the Wyoming Community Foundation, the organizations it supports or to set up a fund of your own, see www.WYCF.org or call Vickery Fales-Hall at (307) 250-6808.