The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole has been inspiring donors, investing in nonprofits, and enriching our community for over 30 years.
A small-town organization with big-city expertise, we provide our constituents with personal attention and expert advice.
Supporting a wide range of needs including Animals, Arts & Culture, Civic, Conservation & Environment, Education, Health & Human Services, Sports & Recreation
Awarded via Teton County Scholarship Program totaling more than $900,000
Established in 2022
Raised for Nonprofits
During nonprofits during Old Bill's Fun Run 2023
Areas of Impact
The Community Foundation’s grants serve a wide range of needs including Health & Human Services, Arts & Culture, Conservation & Environment, Animals, Education, Civic, and Sports & Recreation.
Education is a top priority for the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, and we are dedicated to supporting students and educators in the area. Through scholarships and funding for innovative teaching practices, the Foundation is helping to ensure that all students have access to quality education. Additionally, the Foundation partners with local schools and nonprofits to address educational needs and provide resources for students and educators.
Health & Human Services
Jackson Hole’s community is committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of its residents. The Foundation recognizes that access to healthcare is critical to achieving this goal and supports organizations that provide essential services such as mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and access to healthcare. The Foundation also collaborates with local health initiatives to create a healthier community for all.
The Foundation is committed to promoting animal welfare in Jackson Hole. This includes supporting animal shelters and rescue organizations that provide care and comfort to animals in need. The Foundation also promotes responsible pet ownership and works to ensure that animals are treated with care and compassion. Additionally, the Foundation supports wildlife preservation initiatives that aim to preserve the natural beauty of Jackson Hole.
Arts & Culture
Jackson Hole is a community rich in culture and the arts. The Foundation recognizes the value of this cultural heritage and supports local arts organizations and projects that promote cultural understanding and diversity. This helps to enrich the community and fosters a sense of connection and belonging among residents. The Foundation also supports initiatives that promote access to the arts and cultural events for all residents.
Jackson Hole’s community values active citizenship and civic engagement. The Foundation supports local initiatives and organizations that promote community building and social justice. This includes efforts to increase civic engagement, promote diversity and inclusion, and foster a sense of community among residents. The Foundation recognizes that a thriving community requires the active participation of all its members.
Conservation & Environment
Jackson Hole’s natural beauty is a significant part of its appeal. The Foundation is committed to protecting the area’s natural resources through conservation and environmental initiatives. This includes supporting land conservation efforts, wildlife preservation, and sustainable living practices. By preserving the natural environment, the Foundation is working to create a healthier and more sustainable community for generations to come.
Jackson Hole’s natural beauty provides endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Foundation recognizes the importance of recreation for promoting healthy and active lifestyles among residents. Therefore, it supports organizations that promote access to recreational opportunities for all members of the community. This includes efforts to increase access to public lands, provide outdoor education programs, and promote healthy and active lifestyles. The Foundation is working to create a community where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Jackson Hole.
Investing in nonprofits
By amplifying diverse voices and celebrating our collective experiences, we aim to foster greater connection and understanding within our community and build a more inclusive and compassionate community for all.
The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole’s mission is to improve lives through philanthropic leadership. We envision a community where people and place thrive.
Our Strategic Plan is focused on building a more resilient and equitable community, and the foundation has identified three strategic priorities as the best way to achieve this goal.
Identify root causes of key community issues. Use data to prioritize the opportunities where we can impact the issues. Convene diverse voices to develop solutions, and fund these solutions.
Our current initiatives fall into the following categories:
Children's Learning Center
Food for Kids grant
"Nearly 1 in 10 local residents is food insecure, and for many of the children in our care, the meals they ate at CLC comprised most of the food they ate all day. But no matter their income level, all young working families in our program benefitted from Food for Kids. In a high-cost-of-living community, with both parents working and often juggling long commutes, daily relief from packing meals and snacks provides a simple yet significant boost to family well-being."
Teton Science Schools
Rising Educators Program
"The Rising Educators Program recruited 11 Latinx high school youth and placed them with 4 different local organizations to support with youth summer camps. These organizations were Teton Youth and Family Services, Teton Literacy Center, Teton County Parks and Rec, and Coombs Outdoors. In their respective summer camps, they interacted with roughly 500 youth, ages ranging from 3-14, conducting activities focused on place-based education, outdoor recreation, and STEM programming. Many have gone on to be hired by their respective employers beyond the program."
Animal Adoption Center
Puppy Care & Socialization
"Shelters are overcapacity and desperate for help. The Community Foundation grant funds gave us the ability to say “yes” to more vulnerable puppies and keep them out of the shelter systems where it can be detrimental to their livelihood, development, and health."