Grain for Good and the Saylak Family Unrestricted Endowment Fund

It all started when Blake and Katrina McGee decided to build a brick oven in their backyard. Blake baked bread for friends and family and it was so popular that the McGee’s took their hobby to the farmer’s market. The loaves of hearty, crispy bread always sold out before the market was over. The McGee’s [...]

Race and Exclusion

{{ vc_btn: title=2019+Exclusionary+Discipline+Report%3A+Racial+Disparities+in+the+Equality+State+&align=center&el_class=wi-btn-large+btn-orange& }} A new report by the Wyoming Community Foundation shares research showing that in-school and out-of-school time suspensions negatively impact children’s educational success. The report also goes on to show that children of color are suspended at higher rates, and that their White counterparts are suspended at rates lower than would be [...]

21st Century Endowed Fund: A Quiet Gift

“Mom and Dad never talked about themselves,” says Jackie Dean of her parents Beverly and John Coles. “They did nice things because they wanted to, never for the recognition.” It should come as no surprise then that years ago Jackie’s parents, Beverly and John Coles, quietly created the 21st Century Fund with the Wyoming Community [...]

Teach a Child to Fish

Wyoming Wildlife Foundation Thigh-deep in the river, Ben stands learning to fish.  The sun on the water sparkles as he casts with confidence. Ben is only nine, but he knows what to do.  He’s had a special learning experience and is now on a new life-long journey. Your support of the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation helped [...]

Charting a Path to Success

At an afterschool program in Rawlins, nine-year-old Abel enters a small, horse-sized trailer parked outside. He pulls out wooden drawers filled with materials. He uses batteries, plastic pieces, string and more to explore and to ‘make’. Abel is experiencing the first of many mobile maker labs in Wyoming. He’s learning about science, technology, engineering and [...]

Making Libraries More

A few times a week, you can find a mother-daughter duo at the Natrona  County Library. You might not find them among the books, though. Instead, they’re sewing makeup bags to sell online. After a family member experienced a stay in an ICU, the two saw how care packages can lift someone’s spirits. Now they’re using money earned from their online sales [...]

A Quiet Gift

Mom and Dad never talked about themselves,” says Jackie Dean of her parents Beverly and John Coles. “They did nice things because they wanted to, never for the recognition.” It should come as no surprise then that years ago Jackie’s parents, Beverly and John Coles, quietly created the 21st Century Fund with the Wyoming Community Foundation. So quietly, in fact, Jackie and her [...]

Flutes and Flauna

Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra Susan McMurry Samuelson Donor Advised Fund Jack peeks around the giant red flower of the Bird of Paradise. The three-year-old has told his mom he’s on a safari. He’s eager to see what “musical animal” he’ll find next in the gardens. So far Jack’s seen an oboe and violin. His eyes light [...]

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30 Years of the Wyoming Community Foundation

WYCF is Giving Back on Giving Tuesday 2018

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving (Source: Giving Tuesday). [...]