Competitive Grants Program
Each year, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole awards Competitive Grants to support organizations addressing important community needs in Teton County, Wyoming. Funding decisions are made by a volunteer Grants Committee comprised of dedicated community members with diverse interests and experience.
2023 Competitive Grants Press Release (PDF)
Nearly $700,000 total awarded to 54 applicants in January 2023
See grant details below in “2023 Competitive Grant Winners”
Grant Program Details
Eligibility & Requirements
- 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.
Competitive Grants awards $600,000-700,000 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.
Competitive Grants support a range of nonprofit work reflecting the diverse needs and interests of our community. Applications from eligible organizations serving Teton County, Wyoming are welcome. Applicants may request funding to support new or existing programs, capital projects, equipment purchases, general operations, and capacity building.
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.
Email email@example.com with any questions about a proposal you are considering submitting.
Application period: October 3, 2022 at 12pm – October 28, 2022 at 5pm
Review period: November 1 – December 7, 2022
Response period: by December 14, 2022
Grant checks mailed for funded proposals: by January 20, 2023 (pending receipt of Grant Contract from grantee)
Project/program implemented and Grant Report submitted: by January 31, 2024
New Application Features!
The Community Foundation is pleased to announce two new features of the Competitive Grants application in fall 2022:
- Our new online application platform is designed to make applicants’ experience user-friendly and streamlined. SurveyMonkey Apply Tech Guide
- Impact Video: a new opportunity for applicants to shine! Impact Video Overview
Questions or need tech support? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grantees must complete their proposed work and submit a Grant Report by January 31. The report form, accessed via the application platform, asks the grantee to discuss their work’s impact, evaluation, and final budget. Grantees are requested to submit photos if available.
Grant Reports are shared with Grants Committee members by request. Reports may affect future grant awards.
Questions? Email email@example.com
Grantees must adhere to the Foundation’s Communication Guidelines For Grant Recipients.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Competitive Grants are funded by Old Bill’s CoChallengers, individual donors, and endowed funds held at the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.
Information from your proposal may be shared with other potential funders or used in Community Foundation of Jackson Hole marketing materials or in grant writing workshops. The Community Foundation reserves the right to verify any information provided in your proposal. This includes but is not limited to references to data sources, collaborative partners, and financial information.
Questions? Email email@example.com
2023 Competitive Grant Winners
- Astoria Park Conservancy | Astoria 2023 Mental Health + Critical Service Workers Special Programming | $10,000
- Becoming Jackson Whole | Resilience Training and Integration: Speaker Series and Workshops | $5,000
- Camina Conmigo (sponsored by Coombs Outdoors) | Camina Conmigo Adult Summer Program Support | $8,100
- Center for the Arts | Accessibility and Inclusion Foundational Initiatives | $15,000
- Central Wyoming College Foundation | Building a Strong Workforce and Economic Stability for Teton County through CWC Bachelor of Applied Science Degrees | $10,000
- Community Entry Services | Accessible All-Weather Vehicle | $10,000
- Coombs Outdoors | AfterSchool Programs 2023 | $35,000
- Cultivate Ability | Support for Client Outreach | $7,500
- Dancers’ Workshop | 2023 Presenting Series | $10,000
- Energy Conservation Works | Community Solar: Planning, Program Design & Community Engagement | $12,500
- First in Family Jackson Hole (sponsored by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole) | Mental Health for Local First Generation Scholars | $6,800
- Food Bank of Wyoming | Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope | $5,000
- Friends of Pathways | Creating A Culture of Bike Safety in Jackson Hole | $20,000
- Friends of the Bridger-Teton | Curtis Canyon Fire Rings to Eliminate Human-Caused Wildfires on the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Teton County | $16,000
- Fund for Public Education | Latino Outreach and Family Support | $20,000
- Good Samaritan Mission | Carpet High Use Areas | $20,000
- Grand Teton Music Festival | 2023 Education and Community Engagement Programming | $10,000
- Grand Teton National Park Foundation | Climate Change in Grand Teton National Park: Monitoring the Impact on Pikas, Whitebark Pine, and the Snake River | $8,500
- Hole Food Rescue | Sprout Weekend Food Bags | $17,500
- Immigrant Hope-Wyoming/Idaho | Immigration Legal Support | $15,000
- Jackson Hole Climate Action Collective | Supporting Next Urgent Steps for Climate Action in Teton County | $5,000
- Mental Health & Recovery Services of JH (JH Community Counseling Center + Curran Seeley Foundation ) | Adolescent Substance Use | $38,000
- Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust | Research required for new housing program in Teton County | $7,500
- Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance | Wild, Together | $5,000
- Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum | Boardwalk Plaza at Jackson Hole History Museum Campus: Preserving History and Western Character | $10,000
- Jackson Hole Land Trust R Park | Pathways Infrastructure Improvement | $5,000
- Jackson Hole Public Art | Public Art Pollinates Community Connections | $10,000
- Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club | New Lighting System for Snow King Mountain | $18,000
- Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding | Acquisition of Safe and Reliable Truck for Hauling | $7,500
- Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited | Snake River Headwaters Watershed Group Design | $13,500
- Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation | Keeping Bears Wild and People Safe in Teton County | $7,000
- KHOL – Jackson Hole Community Radio | Newsroom Support | $20,000
- Music Land | Keeping Music Education Alive in Our Community | $5,000
- National Museum of Wildlife | Art Summer Internships for Teens at the National Museum of Wildlife Art | $7,000
- Off Square Theatre Company | Connection Through Live Theatre: Youth Musical and Thin Air Shakespeare | $15,000
- Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center | Marmoleum Flooring Upgrade | $7,500
- One22 Resource Center | Satellite Cupboard Food Expenses | $30,000
- pARTners | Learning about Wyoming Indigenous Culture Through Art | $10,000
- Protect Our Water Jackson Hole | Rally for Clean Water Community Education Program | $26,000
- Riot Act, Inc. | Passion Play | $3,500
- Slow Food in the Tetons | Outreach and Engagement for the Local Food Discount Program | $2,500
- Teton Adaptive Sports Inc. | Adaptive Mountain Biking and Hiking Expansion | $17,000
- Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation | Outdoor Education Opportunities | $5,000
- Teton Music School | Looking to the Future, Operating Support 2023 | $20,000
- Teton Raptor Center | Involving Underrepresented Community Members in Raptor Conservation through Language Access | $6,000
- Teton Valley Ranch Camp Education Foundation | Coombs Outdoors and Teton Valley Ranch Camp, Joint Summer Camp Programming for Jackson Youth | $10,000
- The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming | Fire on the Mountain: Sparking Community Resilience to Wildfire | $15,000
- Vista 360° Inc. | Yahoo! Preserving and Celebrating Cowboy Artisan Traditions | $6,000
- Voices Jackson Hole, sponsored by Legacy Philanthropy Works | Voices JH 501c3 Start Up | $14,550
- Wind River Community Alliance | Series of Educational, Cultural, and Relational Programming Led by Native Americans Living On the Wind River Indian Reservation | $7,500
- Wyoming Stargazing | STEM-Assist | $35,000
- Wyoming Wilderness Association | Bridger-Teton InterTribal Planning Symposium | $15,000
- Wyoming Wildlife Advocates | JH Bear Solutions Dumpster Assistance | $26,000
- Wyoming Wildlife Federation | Community Wildlife Education and Awareness | $4,500