The Newcomer's Guide
to Jackson Hole Nonprofits
Welcome to Jackson! You may have heard that philanthropy is a defining principle of our community’s character. Dating back to the homesteading days, the long-standing tradition of “taking care of your neighbor” remains central today. This guide is intended to give you a snapshot of our community’s vibrant nonprofit sector and the countless services they provide.
“But of all the lessons that I learned, one on top of another….the lesson of kindness and human decency, unmotivated by anything but good nature and goodwill, is the one I most value.” – Wallace Stegner
With a thriving nonprofit sector comes an abundance of volunteer opportunities. Volunteering is a special way to connect with nonprofits first-hand and to meet the people behind them.
Volunteer JH is a forum where organizations list requests for volunteers. This page is updated by nonprofit organizations on a daily basis, so we recommend that you check back often for new opportunities.
Old Bill's Fun Run
WHAT IS OLD BILL’S?
One of the most innovative fundraisers in the nation, Old Bill’s Fun Run is also one of the most successful. In 2020, the event raised $15,314,287 from 4,349 donors. Old Bill’s has brought an astounding $189 million philanthropic dollars to our community. These funds are busy feeding the hungry, supporting the sick and elderly, teaching kids to read, protecting wildlife, building affordable housing, enriching our lives through the arts and touching the lives of everyone in Teton County.
The mission of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is to champion the interests of local businesses, enhance their prosperity, and strengthen the year-round economic climate of Teton
Young Professionals of the Tetons, a committee of the Jackson Hole Chamber, supports Jackson Hole’s young professionals through networking, programming and community events.
Stay in touch with the Community Foundation through our e-newsletter. We send out a quarterly newsletter as well as timely updates from the Foundation’s President, Laurie Andrews. We respect your privacy and and will never sell, rent, lease or give away your information (name, address, email, etc.) to any third party.
How many nonprofits are in Jackson?
What's the best way to get involved in the nonprofit community?
First, we recommend identifying what areas of interest you are most passionate about. From there, you can begin to narrow down which organizations might be most compelling to you. Volunteering is a great place to start. If an organization doesn’t have any active volunteer listings available on VolunteerJH, you can reach out to the organization directly to see if they might have any specific opportunities or ways that you can engage.