The Community Foundation awards grants of varying sizes based upon community need and organizational abilities to impact those needs. Competitive Grants have been awarded in amounts ranging from a few hundred dollars to $25,000. Click here to view descriptions of Grants in Action.
Community Foundation Competitive Grants
Thanks to the generosity of local donors through Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities and donors that contribute directly to the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, we are able to grant approximately $250,000 – $600,000 through our Competitive Grants program. Requests from local nonprofits are accepted twice a year, and our committee of diverse community volunteers recommends these grant awards.
Application deadlines are in May and October.
Economic Response (ER) Initiative
To strategically respond to the economic climate, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole has established a special funding initiative to support organizations that are working with vulnerable families and individuals to address the critical issues of emergency financial assistance, housing, hunger, safety, employment or healthcare. The Economic Response Initiative will provide short-term financial support to nonprofit organizations that are facing a significant shortfall in their capacity to provide services.
The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole offers the Youth Philanthropy Program at all four local high schools – Jackson Hole Community School, Jackson Hole High School, Summit High School and Teton Science Schools. In the Youth Philanthropy Program, students affiliated with the Philanthropic Club solicit and review grant proposals, meet with various local charitable organizations, discuss effective strategies for community impact and award grants to local organizations.
The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole recognizes that a small amount of money made at the right time can have a big impact on our community. Grant requests for $1,000 or less are considered micro-grants. Projects with an urgent, unexpected need are also encouraged to apply for a micro-grant.