Strengthening nonprofit skills and capacity

The Community Foundation supports local nonprofits in seeking professional development opportunities that will strengthen their organizational knowledge, skills, and capacity. As a complement to our workshop offering, nonprofits based in and serving Teton County, Wyoming may apply for up to $500 once per calendar year to help offset professional development and continuing education expenses.


The application for Professional Development Grants is open quarterly. See Timeline” below for details. Limit one application per organization per calendar year. 

This is a pilot grants program designed as a complement to our workshop offering. We welcome your questions and feedback: 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.
  • 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.

Nonprofits based in and serving Teton County, Wyoming may request one Professional Development Grant per calendar year. Value = up to $500

Professional Development Grants is a pilot program designed as a complement to our workshop offering. It is intended to help our nonprofit partners attend the trainings they determine they most need.

Eligible expenses include:

  • registration fees for online or in-person trainings, workshops, or conferences
  • travel, accommodations, and meals related to out-of-town trainings
  • fees for 1:1 or team coaching or consulting
  • educational materials and resources

Ineligible expense: trade organization memberships

Professional development work must be scheduled to occur within the next 9 months. Please apply later for work more than 9 months out.

Email programservices@​cfjacksonhole.​org with questions related to expense eligibility.

This pilot grants program runs on a quarterly schedule:

  • Application periods: January-February, April-May, July-August, October-November 
  • Review periods: March, June, September, December 
  • Notification by: mid March, mid June, mid September, mid December
  • Grant checks mailed for funded applications: late March, late June, late September, late December

Grant reports are not required for Professional Development Grants. The Foundation requests that grant funds be used within 12 months, and that grantees share any photos/​videos of their work with programservices@​cfjacksonhole.​org.

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

Questions? Email programservices@​cfjacksonhole.​org

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 programservices@​cfjacksonhole.​org

Teton County nonprofits are also encouraged to apply for Wyoming Department of Workforce Service Business Training Grants. Up to $2,000 per trainee or $75,000 per organization is available per state fiscal year. Click here for a DWS program overview and here for details and rules