Local Matters: Wyoming "Philanthropy is... Right Next Door"

Mon, April 27, 2015, 5:00pm to Tue, April 28, 2015, 2:00pm MDT
Sheridan, Wyo.
Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Join us for an exploration of the role of philanthropy in community prosperity including Wyoming trends, potential areas of growth and stories of community collaboration.

Opening reception

Monday, April 27, 2015, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. MT
Whitney Atrium at Sheridan College

Community conversation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 8:00 - 2:00 p.m. MT.
Historic Sheridan Inn


For more information, please contact Jenny Craft, executive director of the Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

As Anne Nickerson from the Anne and Scott Nickerson Foundation said in a recent article “(Sheridan) has a powerhouse network of involved community members that recognize themselves as equal partners.” We are so fortunate to live in a community where neighbors take care of each other. Let’s celebrate at the opening reception the many ways in which each of us contributes to make our community a place that we are proud to call home.

The next day at the Historic Sheridan Inn will be filled with time to learn together. We’ll start with a big picture look at demographic and economic trends affecting Wyoming communities. With over 394 registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits and 36 active grantmaking foundations in Sheridan, where are most of our dollars going? Are there emerging areas of growth that need support? Then, we’ll transition into stories of community collaboration. What are some of the exciting projects happening locally in Sheridan-Johnson County and elsewhere in Wyoming? What do outside funders look for in strong collaborations? What can we share about grassroots approaches that seem to work best? The day will end with an update about Give Sheridan, a local effort to allow everyday Sheridan citizens to support causes they care about.

Who is invited?

All philanthropic organizations including foundations and nonprofits, policymakers, governmental entities and the business community are invited to join in the conversation.

We ask participants to honor the request of Philanthropy Northwest gatherings as opportunities to meet in a collegial atmosphere, free of requests for financial support. It is not appropriate to solicit funding.