“Improving Lives through the Power of Generosity,” that is the mission behind the Community Foundation of Teton Valley and, with the help of generous Tin Cup Challengers and other private donors, that is just what the organization did in 2014. As the first month of the New Year draws to a close, the Community Foundation of Teton Valley took a moment to reflect on the success of their 2014 Grant program.
Through the generosity of local philanthropists, the Community Foundation of Teton Valley was able to award $43,006 to 26 Teton Valley nonprofits, including $3,000 that was granted as part of the Youth Philanthropy Initiative. This brings the total grant funding given through the organization’s grant program since 2008 to over $197,000. Said Carrie Mowrey, Community Foundation of Teton Valley Executive Director, “Through the gifts provided by Tin Cup Challengers and other private donors we were able to support the work of Teton Valley nonprofits that are helping to improve the lives of those living, working and playing in the shadow of the Tetons, and for that we are incredibly grateful.”
In 2014 alone, these grant funds…
- supported 5 youth education programs that will cultivate a thirst for knowledge and exploration in the next generation,
- allowed 8 organizations to purchase needed equipment to more effectively serve their missions,
- provided the funding for 3 nonprofit strategic planning sessions to foster organizational development and excellence,
- worked to ensure and promote safety within 7 programs/organizations serving our populace, and
- provided 4 opportunities for community education/discussions focused on the topics and issues relevant to Teton Valley residents.
Each nonprofit awarded grant money is doing impactful work in the Teton Valley Community that is helping to build a brighter future for all and the Community Foundation is clearly proud to be a part of the positive change that these organizations are affecting. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with local philanthropists and nonprofits through our grant program in 2015 and we can’t wait to hear about the amazing work that our local nonprofit community has planned,” said Mowrey.
As the Community Foundation looks toward the 2015 granting cycle, they invite any organization that intends to seek grant funding from the Foundation to attend a Grant Writing Workshop on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 9am – Noon at the Driggs Community Center. The workshop is only $10 per participant and a light breakfast will be provided. Attendees will learn about the new application process and updated grant cycle procedures specific to the Community Foundation of Teton Valley grant program. In addition, the workshop will include a discussion regarding other grant opportunities available within the state of Idaho as well as information on writing a compelling grant application. Those interested in reserving space in this workshop should email [email protected].
For more information on the 2015 Grant Program, 2014 Grant Awards or the Youth Philanthropy Initiative, please visit our Grants page or call 208-354-0230.