Jim Moses Fellowship for
Nonprofit Professionals

Established by Rocky Mountain Bank, this award will help promising nonprofit employees in Jackson Hole advance their careers and learn new skills, ultimately enhancing the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector.

About Jim Moses

Jim Moses recently retired as the former CEO of Rocky Mountain Bank and worked in the banking industry for over 50 years. A well-known and well-loved mentor of young professionals, Jim helped many develop their careers and continue learning, especially in the nonprofit sector. He demonstrated his commitment to our community by serving on the boards of the Center for the Arts, the Counseling Center, the Housing Trust, Teton County Library & Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, where he chaired the board for three years.

Mr. Moses was instrumental in financing projects throughout Teton County, from family homes to community spaces. Under his leadership, Rocky Mountain Bank helped finance the Center for the Arts and the Housing Trust’s Redmond Street Rentals. The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce named Jim Moses Citizen of the Year in 2008.


Fellowship Details

Award Amount

Up to $10,000, paid to sponsoring nonprofit organization


This fellowship is for mid-career to senior management Teton County nonprofit employees to pursue professional development focused on growth in leadership and business management. Employees from any department with at least five years of professional work experience, including three years in Teton County, are eligible to apply. Payment will be contingent upon ongoing eligibility and availability of funds. Recipients are expected to maintain a positive image in the community that is consistent with the values of Rocky Mountain Bank and the Community Foundation. Applicants must currently be employed at a nonprofit in Teton County, Wyoming. Consistent with Foundation policy, this fellowship may not support religious or political activities.


The application period opens on Mr. Moses’ birthday, April 22nd, and closes May 31st.


The application will ask you to upload the following completed documents:

Selection Criteria
  • Active participation in our community
  • Demonstrated work ethic and potential for career advancement in the nonprofit sector
  • Employer Letter of Support
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement

Recipients will be required to submit reports addressing the impact of the fellowship on themselves, their employer and the community.

Potential Programs

This list represents potential programs that nonprofit professionals might pursue. It is not meant to be comprehensive but is instead a representative sample.

Certified Fundraising Professional 

Harvard’s Nonprofit Management Certificate Program

Indiana University’s Lily Family School of Philanthropy

Social Work Licensure Program

Stanford’s Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders


Please contact Shelby Read with questions about this fellowship opportunity: 307-739-1026 or sread@cfjacksonhole.org.

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