We are proud to announce that the Community Foundation has awarded 8 competitive grants to Teton Valley nonprofits during the 2015 Fall Grant Cycle, for a total of $18,900. “We received a number of well-written, high quality grant applications this cycle. We found the proposals so compelling that the Foundation funded the majority of the applications submitted. This was made possible by the generosity of our Tin Cup Challengers and private donors who work with us to ensure their gifts are distributed in a highly impactful, powerful way.” said Carrie Mowrey, Executive Director.
2015 Fall Grant Recipients include:
Hispanic Resource Center: $1,300 supporting the Annual Day of the Dead Festival, which promotes and celebrates Hispanic culture and heritage in Teton Valley.
Teton County School District #401: $2,000 supporting students from the Teton High School’s Robotics Club (pictured above) to compete in the FIRST Robotics Challenge, taking place in Salt Lake City in March, 2016.
Teton Regional Land Trust: $1,000 supporting their annual facilitated strategic planning session for both staff and board members.
Teton Valley Community Animal Shelter: $900 to purchase paint and supplies to repaint their entire facility, promoting health for the animals in their care and providing a welcoming space for potential adoptive owners and volunteers.
Teton Valley Food Pantry: $1,600 to purchase new, high-quality upright freezers to store perishable food donations.
Community Resource Center of Teton Valley: $10,000 to assist in launching a new organization in Teton Valley, whose mission is to improve lives in our community by connecting those in need with a network of available health and human services and resources.
Teton Valley Mental Health Coalition: $1,000 to support a Yoga Therapy Pilot Project, combining the practices of yoga, mindfulness and group therapy techniques to increase psychological flexibility and well-being for women experiencing mental illnesses.
Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation: $1,100 to support the purchase of a new wireless timing system to aid the organization in their winter sports programs.
The Grants Program is made possible through donations to the Tin Cup Challenger Fund, as well as direct donations to the Grants Program, providing the Foundation with another avenue to help support local nonprofits in better meeting the needs of our community. Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded nearly $250,000 in competitive grants, with nearly $52,000 awarded in 2015 alone.