Know Before Applying


Because of donor support, in 2022 WYCF granted over $8 million to nonprofits across the state. Click the links below to learn more about applying for a grant.

NEW in 2024: Attend WYCF Office Hours!

Did you know WYCF has dedicated staff to help you navigate the grant application process?  

Whether you’re a first-time grant writer or a seasoned professional, we’re here to walk you through WYCF’s grantmaking process and to help make your application as competitive as possible!  

We can discuss your questions on: 

    • Your organization’s eligibility 
    • Necessary financial documentation 
    • Supplying compelling narrative for your organization 
    • and more!

These are just a few areas of the application we can help you with. Schedule your individual appointment with us using the Calendly link below:

Three Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Grant

1. When can I apply for a grant?


Application Deadline Dates Notification Dates
March 15 June 15
September 15 December 15

*Other specific guidelines may apply for specific grants.

2. Am I eligible to receive a grant?

  • Nonprofit organizations exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Confirm your nonprofit status here.
  • On occasion, to public/governmental agencies.
  • Grants are not made to individuals or for the purpose of supporting political campaigns.

3. How much can I request?

Most grant amounts awarded are between $1,000-$10,000, with other amounts considered. An organization may receive full funding, partial funding, or be denied funding. In some cases, additional conditions may be attached to funding approval. If you are uncertain as to how much to request, we encourage you to contact staff to discuss request amounts (307-721-8300 |

WYCF  accepts one application per organization for any given grant deadline and a final report must be submitted prior to submitting a new grant request. Additionally, a grantee shall limit their application to one time per year, based on the submission date, unless granted permission otherwise. For example, a grantee submitting an application in March of 2023 and receiving funds in June of 2023 may not reapply until March of 2024.

Mission: Connecting people who care with causes that matter to build a better Wyoming.

WYCF Headquarters

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:00
Address: 1472 N. 5th Street, Suite 201
                 Laramie, WY 82072
Phone: 307-721-8300

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