Wyoming Community Foundation
The Wyoming Community Foundation is based in Laramie, Wyoming, and provides grants for groups across the state. The Foundation also has local boards across the state. Local boards are present in Casper, DuBois/Crowheart, Evanston Area, Rock Springs Area, Sheridan/Johnson, and Sublette.
Regions: The Wyoming Community Foundation serves the entire state of Wyoming. Much of the Foundation’s service area is rural.
Issues Supported: Areas of focus include arts and culture, education, the environment, faith, and health and human services. In the last 5 years, the Wyoming Community Foundation has allocated significant funding towards addiction services, public safety, mental health, and substance abuse prevention.
Grant Process and Application: There are two grant application deadlines, usually in June and December each year. Grants are usually submitted through an online grant portal. Find out more information about the grant application process by visiting the Foundation website.
Grant-Making Per Year:
Since its founding, the Wyoming Community Foundation has granted $100 million to groups serving Wyoming’s communities. The Foundation provided grants in the amount of $7.7 million in 2020 and $11 million in 2019.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Hope House is a grantee based in Casper, Wyoming that provides sober housing for individuals recovering from substance abuse.
Wyoming Opioid Settlement Funds
Total Settlement Funds in Wyoming
- $52 million
- 35% to the state
- 65% to local governments
- Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
- Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years
- Not established
Spending So Far
- Office of the Attorney General Bridget Hill, 307-777-7841
How About Your County?
To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center Of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.
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