Current Capital Campaigns

The list below details current capital campaigns in our community with information on the campaign and current status provided directly from each organization. If you would like additional information about these campaigns, please feel free to contact the charity directly. To submit a campaign listing, please contact Nicki McDermott, (307) 739-1026.

CLIMB Wyoming
Funding Futures Campaign
Total Campaign Goal: $1 Million
Total Raised to Date: $600,000
Contact: Sue Mason, Statewide Director of Development
(307) 733-4088

The goal of CLIMB Wyoming’s Funding Futures Campaign is to raise $200,000 annually over five years to help both stabilize and diversify the private funding sources needed to continue serving low income single mothers in their transition to financial self-sufficiency through the CLIMB program.

Community Safety Network
Continue Campaign
Total Campaign Goal: $2.5 Million
Total Raised to Date: $1.1 Million
Contact: Sharel Love, Executive Director or Ann Nelson, Development Chair
(307) 733-3711

Jackson Hole Ocean Sailing Team
2017 Transpac Challenge
Total Campaign Goal: $150,000
Total Raised to Date: $12,700
Contact: Frank Marinaro, Vice Chair
307.699.7529

The Jackson Hole Ocean Sailing Team’s mission is to develop diversity, leadership and academic success in Jackson, WY youth through sailing and ocean racing.  Each year a diverse cohort of 14 – 45 kids is recruited to train for the capstone of racing in the Trans Pacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Hawaii.  Though only 10 of the 45 kids will crew the race boat, all train together to support each other’s success.  All youth are invited to apply and this campaign funds their participation over the four year period.

Teton County Library and the Wyoming Public Library Endowment Challenge

Total Campaign Goal: $687,000
Total Raised to Date: $362,000 as of 3/2013
Contact: Missy Falcey, Executive Director (x 114) or Pauline Towers-Dykeman, Associate Director (x 217)
(307) 733-2164

The Wyoming Public Library Endowment Challenge is the most important legislation for our libraries ever passed into law. This challenge will help all Wyoming county libraries build endowments and will specifically provide a 1:1 match on all dollars raised up to $687,000 for Teton County. Intended to provide revenue above and beyond that allocated by the County Commissioners, this challenge will create a permanent fund for the enhancement and enrichment of the Teton County Library of nearly $1,400,000.

The Teton County Library Foundation has already raised $362,000. This leaves a balance of $325,000. We recently were notified by an anonymous local foundation of a challenge grant of $225,000, thereby creating a 2:1 matching opportunity. $100,000 remains to be raised.

All pledges to this campaign must be received by June 30, 2017 and all commitments are required to be funded by December 31, 2018.

Your commitment of a gift to this campaign will be matched and will help to stabilize the economic future of Foundation-sponsored library programs and resources. More than ever before, the residents of Teton County rely on the Library Foundation to provide the margin of excellence that creates a great public library. Simply stated, Foundation support enables the Library to realize its mission to encourage a lifetime of learning, strengthen our evolving community, and to inspire us all.

Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation
Volunteer Locker-Room
Total Campaign Goal: $40,000
Total Raised to Date: $5,000
Contact: Stephanie Thomas, Executive Director
(307) 413-0604

Over a year ago the TCSAR volunteers moved into their new building at 300 S Batch Plant Rd off of 22. The new facility allows volunteers to store all of our gear in one place and offers space for trainings and classes. To finish the building, volunteers are raising money to finish off the personal locker area of the building. This area will include space for personal belongings, a washer/dryer and a shower. Team members are often at the building for long hours and having a bit of personal space will help support them as individuals and as team members.

Teton Valley Foundation

Completing Kotler Ice Arena in Victor, ID
Total Campaign Goal (for next phases): $3.57 million
Total Raised to Date (for prior phases): $250,000 as of 8/2011
Contact:  Dahvi Wilson, Executive Director
(208) 201-3931

Teton Valley Foundation is a non-profit organization working to make the good life in Teton Valley even better by offering recreational, cultural, and educational programs and facilities that boost the local economy while making our community a better place to live and to visit.  Our capital campaign to complete Kotler Ice Arena directly serves our mission.  Kotler Arena is currently the only maintained ice rink available in Teton County, Idaho.  Serving over 100 users per day in its first two years, the Arena offers affordable recreational opportunities for people of all ages, including ice hockey, figure skating, and broomball.  Our capital campaign is divided into four phases, described below.  At the completion of our campaign, Kotler Arena will provide covered, refrigerated ice, locker room and stadium seating facilities, concessions spaces, a pro shop, and a covered outdoor concert venue.  We would be grateful for any contributions to this campaign, and we are happy to work on developing matching opportunities, as desired by donors.

The Future of Kotler Arena

Phase III – Extension and Build-Up: In Phase III, we will expand the length of the facility and the rink itself, allowing for a regulation-size rink, and more space around the rink. We will also raise the “ground-level” height within the Arena to prepare for a time when we are able to provide a refrigeration floor for our ice, which will make it reliably last for a longer portion of the year.  Phase III Total Cost: $369,565

Phase IV – “Saddle Bag” Side Additions: In Phase IV, we will add space to the building beside the ice, allowing for bleacher facilities, locker rooms, storage, concessions areas, and more.  Phase IV Total Cost: $1,725,617

Phase V – Refrigeration of Ice: In Phase V, we will install a refrigeration system in the floor beneath the rink. This will allow us to maintain reliable, high quality ice for nine months of the year, and possibly more.  Phase V Total Cost: $1,429,885

Phase VI – Exterior Landscaping and Outdoor Stage: In Phase VI, we will finish the site around the Arena, planting trees, grasses, and shrubs. We will also complete a covered outdoor stage and amphitheater as an addition on the northern side of the building. This will provide a venue for live outdoor music protected from weather, and could eventually become the new home of Music on Main.  Phase VI Total Cost: $47,541

Vertical Harvest
Start-Up/Operations Endowment
Total Campaign Goal: $200,000
Total Raised to Date: $0 as of 9/2011
Contact:  Penny McBride
(307) 413-6769

Vertical Harvest will be applying for construction funding through the Wyoming Business Council, in order to qualify for their funds, we must create an endowment for start-up operating funds. We are currently seeking letters of commitment that will demonstrate that individuals and foundations would be willing to donate funds if the Business Council allocates funds in the spring of 2012.