The Community Foundation of Teton Valley is pleased to announce that Competitive Grant Applications will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2024, with applications due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2024. The Foundation encourages local nonprofits seeking grant funding for programs or services benefiting Teton Valley to apply. Eligible organizations include 501c3 public charities, schools, and local government entities.
While the average grant award over the last five years has been $3,500, the Community Foundation also encourages more significant proposals that maximize impact and breadth. With $80,000 to distribute, the Foundation’s Grant Committee will accept higher dollar requests for exceptional projects that provide critical direction within our community. Collaboration amongst multiple organizations is encouraged. All grant proposals must demonstrate the applicant’s ability to impact a compelling community need positively.
Bonnie Self, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Teton Valley, highlights this program’s importance and impact, “Teton Valley would be a much different place without our nonprofit organizations. The Community Foundation is proud to support their dedicated efforts and help further their impact within our community. We are grateful to the Tin Cup Business & Community Challengers and Community Foundation donors who make our annual Competitive Grant Program possible through their generous gifts.”
The Community Foundation supports a wide variety of proposals, including those seeking to address issues in the arts, environment, social services, health, education, recreation, animal care, and civic arenas. The Community Foundation financially supports local nonprofits for strategic planning, programmatic expenses, capital projects, equipment purchases, and pilot projects. Additionally, organizations are encouraged to apply for grants related to health & human service needs through the Community Opportunities Fund.