The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole awards Competitive Grants to support organizations addressing important community needs in Teton County, Wyoming.
Donor Name: Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
County: Teton County (WY)
Type of Grant: Grant
Grant Size: $3,001-50,000
Competitive Grants support a range of nonprofit work reflecting the diverse needs and interests of their community.
This grants program generally does not support recurring expenses, routine equipment/facilities maintenance, youth scholarships, marketing/communications, staff travel, or requests that have been previously funded by the Community Foundation or requested more than once within a 12-month period. This program also does not typically support professional development training of $4,000 or less. Applicants seeking funding of this nature are encouraged to pursue a Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Business Training Grant.
What does the Grants Committee look for?
- Clear community need with supporting evidence
- A well-developed scope of work that addresses the stated need and will have a meaningful impact
- Proposed work is non-duplicative of what related organizations are already doing
- Sustainability of project and organization
- Stakeholder inclusion and involvement
- Effective strategic partnerships
- A rational methodology for meaningful program evaluation
- A reasonable, comprehensive budget
As the name suggests, Competitive Grants are competitive. The Community Foundation always receives significantly more in funding requests than is available to grant. Proposals addressing the most critical community needs and yielding the greatest benefits are most successful. The Foundation seeks to fund a diversity of proposals from multiple fields of interest.
Competitive Grants awards over $600,000 per year to eligible organizations in Teton County, Wyoming. Applicants may request $3,001-50,000. (Smaller requests may be submitted through Micro Grants or Youth Philanthropy.) Proposals may be partially funded.
- Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, government entity, or other IRS-recognized charitable organization serving Teton County, Wyoming OR be fiscally-sponsored by an entity that meets these requirements.
- Grant funds must be used exclusively in Teton County, Wyoming.
- Funds may not be used for debt retirement or religious or political activities.
- Applicant’s work must not be primarily focused on influencing legislation.
- Grant funds may not be used for a project or training that has already been completed.
For more information, visit Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.