Trends 2014: Wyoming

Giving up 18%  

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (DC), a public foundation that works closely with 13 U.S government agencies to maximize conservation investments, accounted for a significant share of increased funding to the state. In 2012, NFWF increased its support to Wyoming by nearly 550% ($1.4 million). Most of this increase benefited environmental/animal-related issues, such as endangered species protection, river habitat improvement and land impact studies. Grantmaking to education and human services also increased by 45% ($747,000) and 24% ($630,000), respectively. Family foundations provided the majority (51%) of education funding in Wyoming. Increases in human services funding benefited job training programs and public safety and disaster preparedness. Increased funding to education was largely directed toward education support services such as remedial reading programs and policy reform.

Total giving by 35 organizations: $20,810,187
Median grant: $10,000
Number of grants: 627
Change in giving from 2010: +18%
 

Top 10 Grantmakers to Wyoming, 2012

  1. Community Foundation of Jackson Hole (WY)
  2. Daniels Fund (CO)
  3. John P. Ellbogen Foundation (WY)
  4. National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (DC)
  5. Whitney Benefits (WY)
  6. George B. Storer Foundation (WY)
  7. Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation (WY)
  8. Joseph J. Scott Foundation (WY)
  9. Andrew Allen Charitable Foundation (WY)
  10. Ford Foundation (NY)

Giving to Wyoming by Subject Area & Subcategory

Subject & Subcategory Total Grants % of Subject Area & Total
Arts $          2,148,42410.32%
Arts & Culture $              174,9508.14%
Arts Education $              102,1204.75%
Arts Support & Services $                68,9643.21%
Historical Societies & Historical Preservation $              508,72823.68%
Media & Communications $              279,34413.00%
Museums $              157,4277.33%
Performing Arts $              655,73030.52%
Visual Arts $              201,1619.36%
Education $          4,947,32423.77%
Adult Education $              156,1653.16%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis $                25,0000.51%
Colleges & Universities, Graduate & Professional Schools $          1,234,68024.96%
Early Childhood Education $                23,1300.47%
Education Support & Services $              732,70314.81%
Elementary & Secondary Schools $              988,49219.98%
Libraries $              173,6893.51%
Special Education $              125,2092.53%
Two-Year Colleges, Vocational & Technical Schools $          1,488,25630.08%
Environment/Animal-Related $          4,550,00921.86%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis $              472,86210.39%
Animal Protection & Welfare $              799,74417.58%
Environment & Animal Support $                35,7350.79%
Environmental Education $                13,0000.29%
Pollution Abatement & Control, Recycling $                36,3780.80%
Wildlife & Natural Resource Protection & Conservation $          3,192,29070.16%
Health $              895,1564.30%
Ambulatory & Primary Health Care $                58,2996.51%
Cancer Treatment, Support & Research $                10,0001.12%
General Health Support & Financing $                86,9329.71%
Hospitals & Health Systems $              309,69334.60%
Medical Research $                89,80610.03%
Mental Health & Crisis Intervention $              195,50621.84%
Public Health $                43,9804.91%
Rehabilitative Care $                72,3948.09%
Reproductive Health Care $                19,0972.13%
Specific Diseases (Treatment & Prevention) $                   9,4501.06%
Human Services $          6,930,37433.30%
Centers $              514,7757.43%
Children & Youth Services $              499,6937.21%
Crime, Justice & Legal Services $                55,9650.81%
Emergency Assistance $              124,2541.79%
Employment/Jobs $              402,7705.81%
Family Services $              526,5717.60%
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition $              177,4932.56%
Housing & Shelter $              354,0945.11%
Human Services Support $                87,8591.27%
Multipurpose $          1,089,56115.72%
Personal Social Services $                90,7151.31%
Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief $              361,7035.22%
Recreation & Sports $              719,78710.39%
Residential Care & Adult Day Programs $              297,5424.29%
Youth Development $          1,627,59223.48%
International $              107,3400.52%
Foreign Affairs & National Security $                33,69031.39%
Promotion of International Understanding $                73,65068.61%
Public & Societal Benefit $              817,2863.93%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis $                35,0004.28%
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy $                10,0631.23%
Community Improvement & Capacity Building $                59,8937.33%
Economic Development $                65,0007.95%
Government & Public Administration $              346,58442.41%
Leadership Development  $              125,24015.32%
Military & Veterans Organizations $                15,7621.93%
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations $                77,6039.50%
Public & Societal Benefit $                44,4655.44%
Public Policy Research  $                29,1813.57%
Science & Technology $                   8,4951.04%
Religion $              369,7701.78%
Christianity $              350,86794.89%
Judaism $                18,9035.11%
Unknown $                44,5050.21%
Unknown $                44,505 
Total $        20,810,187