Many thanks to the John P. Ellbogen Foundation for renewing and increasing funding for the Communities, Agriculture, and Rural Living Project. Funding for this competitive grant program is through an endowment agreement with the University of Wyoming Foundation. Projects may be awarded $28,000 to $30,000.
One or more new Phase I projects may be funded, and duration of the funded projects may be from one to two years. This program is intended to improve Wyoming communities, agriculture, and rural living.
The Ellbogen Foundation has increased the endowment to provide funding for the expansion of projects previously awarded. This year there will be between $12,000 and $14,000 available for Phase II.
Projects eligible for Phase ll include Real Food Wyoming; Real Kids, Real Fun, Real Foods; Master Money Manager Coach; Discover Native Plants; Pathways to Higher Education; and Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together (LIFT).
Project criteria include the following:
- impact on a community and service to its constituents
- responsiveness to current issues and challenges faced by local communities, agriculture, and Wyoming as a whole
- enhanced quality of life within a community and for its community members
- the ability to replicate the project or impact in other communities (if appropriate).
Deadline for submission of proposals is September 1. For more information, contact Mary Kay Wardlaw at 307-766-3566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.