Supporting diverse community needs

Each year, the Community Foundation 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 a range of interests and experience.


The Community Foundation has adopted a new annual timeline for Competitive Grants in order to better meet the needs of various program stakeholders. Details and dates are here. Also see Timeline” below.

The Competitive Grants application opens February 1, 2024.

Questions? Email programservices@​cfjacksonhole.​org

Grant Program Details

  • 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.

The Competitive Grants program typically awards a total of $600,000 – 700,000 per year to eligible organizations serving Teton County, Wyoming.

Applicants may request $3,000 – 30,000. Proposals may be partially funded.

2023 Competitive Grants mean award = $12,900 /​median award = $10,000

Competitive Grants support a range of nonprofit work addressing 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, capacity building, and general operations.

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 Foundation always receives significantly more in funding requests than is available to grant. Proposals addressing critical community needs and delivering meaningful benefits are most successful. The Foundation seeks to fund a diversity of proposals from multiple fields of interest through Competitive Grants.

Competitive Grants generally does not support:

Requests that have been previously funded by the Community Foundation or requested within the past 12 months may not be resubmitted.

Email programservices@​cfjacksonhole.​org with any questions about a proposal you’re considering. We can help you determine if Competitive Grants is the best fit.

The Community Foundation has adopted a new annual timeline for Competitive Grants in order to better meet the needs of various program stakeholders. Details and dates are here.

  • Application period: February 1‑March 6, 2024 (extra week for applicants to work around busy periods and explore/​establish grant partnerships)
  • Administrative and review periods: March 7‑May 6, 2024
  • Grant notifications, grant contracts, grant disbursements: May 6 – 31, 2024
  • Grant Report due: December 1, 2025 (increased from 12 to 18 months to add flexibility to grantees’ budgetary and seasonal program planning)

In fall 2022, the Community Foundation was pleased to announce two new features of the Competitive Grants application:

Questions or need tech support? Email programservices@​cfjacksonhole.​org

Grantees are asked to submit a Grant Report after completing their proposed work. The report form, accessed via the application platform, focuses on the work’s impact, evaluation strategies, any budget variations, and how the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole has been recognized as a funder. Grantees are invited to submit photos if available.

Grant Reports are shared with Grants Committee members by request and may influence future grant awards.

Grant Reports for 2023 Competitive Grants due January 31, 2024

Grant Reports for 2024 Competitive Grants due December 1, 2025

Questions? Email programservices@​cfjacksonhole.​org

Grantees must adhere to the Foundation’s Communication Guidelines For Grant Recipients.

Questions? Email programservices@​cfjacksonhole.​org

Competitive Grants are funded by Old Bill’s CoChallengers, individual donors, and endowed funds held at the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.

2023 Competitive Grants Press Release

  • 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
  • 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
  • Mental Health & Recovery Services of JH (JH Community Counseling Center + Curran Seeley Foundation ) | Adolescent Substance Use | $38,000
  • 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