Coming Together to Support ALL of Wyoming

The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds have all been distributed, HOWEVER,  the Wyoming Community Foundation is working with a donor to continue to provide rapid financial support to frontline nonprofits working with vulnerable populations to offset the impacts of the virus in their communities. Please read below and apply to see if your organization is a good fit for funding!

Thank you to all of you who gave to support our Wyoming community!

  • I am an individual or business affected by COVID-19. Can this fund help me? While the fund is not available to individuals or to support a for-profit business, it it will offer flexible funding to organizations that are well experienced in providing for critical needs. If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing childcare, or other essential services, please call 2-1-1. To learn more about government supports for nonprofits and small businesses available through the CARES Act, please click here
  • My organization would like to apply for a grant from this fund. Can we be considered? The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund will provide resources to nonprofits and other organizations directly supporting vulnerable residents and families in Wyoming.
    In this first phase, we are prioritizing organizations that are currently serving communities and individuals who are immediately and disproportionately suffering from this crisis. While all applicants will be considered, those meeting basic needs, addressing education, health (including PPE), and addressing the community and family environment will given highest priority.

    All applications will be reviewed by a committee and grants made will be dependent on funds available. Apply here.

    PRESCHOOLS: We are now able to support preschools currently serving their community. You may also reach out to Becca Steinhoff with Wyoming Kids First: director@wyokidsfirst.org. Becca has knowledge of resources and funding available for early childhood programs. We also encourage you to submit to our competitive grant cycle (due date: Dec 15th).

  • How much funding should I request? Typically, not more than $5,000 per application should be requested. If you have needs greater than this, please email micah@wycf.org to discuss. We also encourage your organization to apply to our general competitive application cycle (deadlines June 15th and December 15th).
  • If I apply for and receive funds from this application, am I eligible to apply again this year to the general competitive application or again to this fund? Yes, you may apply to both.
  • When can I expect to learn if I’ve received funding? We aim to reviewing grants on a weekly basis will have notifications to applicants no later than two weeks from when your application was received.

Please contact micah@wycf.org if you have additional questions.

  • I want to donate – can I restrict my funding to a certain area or grantee? To ensure we move resources as efficiently as possible and respond to those most impacted, we are not considering restricted donations to the COVID-19 Fund at this time.
  • How can I give? You can donate using our secure, online portal or you may write a check to be mailed to Wyoming Community Foundation, 1472 N. 5th St., Ste. 201, Laramie, WY 82072. Please be sure to note “Covid Fund” on your check.

Get the Facts

FAQ CORONA VIRUS: COVID-19 and children

GOVERNOR GORDON: The latest information from the Governors Office

CARES Act: Check out how the stimulus package can support nonprofits and small businesses.

Community Resources

ACTIVITIES: Click here to find activities to keep your children busy at home and outside

INTERNET: Free internet for eligible families

Low-cost internet for families

VOLUNTEERS: If you need volunteers or are interested in volunteering visit Serve Wyoming

Public School Resources

FOOD: The Wyoming Hunger Initiative shows pick-up and drop-off locations in your county for school closure meal information

CLOSURES: The closure list expands and allows you to click on each school district for direct connection to their website.

For more information on the Small Business Administratoin (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program follow this link.