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  $          2,148,424 10.32%
Arts & Culture  $              174,950 8.14%
Arts Education  $              102,120 4.75%
Arts Support & Services  $                68,964 3.21%
Historical Societies & Historical Preservation  $              508,728 23.68%
Media & Communications  $              279,344 13.00%
Museums  $              157,427 7.33%
Performing Arts  $              655,730 30.52%
Visual Arts  $              201,161 9.36%
Education  $          4,947,324 23.77%
Adult Education  $              156,165 3.16%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis  $                25,000 0.51%
Colleges & Universities, Graduate & Professional Schools  $          1,234,680 24.96%
Early Childhood Education  $                23,130 0.47%
Education Support & Services  $              732,703 14.81%
Elementary & Secondary Schools  $              988,492 19.98%
Libraries  $              173,689 3.51%
Special Education  $              125,209 2.53%
Two-Year Colleges, Vocational & Technical Schools  $          1,488,256 30.08%
Environment/Animal-Related  $          4,550,009 21.86%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis  $              472,862 10.39%
Animal Protection & Welfare  $              799,744 17.58%
Environment & Animal Support  $                35,735 0.79%
Environmental Education  $                13,000 0.29%
Pollution Abatement & Control, Recycling  $                36,378 0.80%
Wildlife & Natural Resource Protection & Conservation  $          3,192,290 70.16%
Health  $              895,156 4.30%
Ambulatory & Primary Health Care  $                58,299 6.51%
Cancer Treatment, Support & Research  $                10,000 1.12%
General Health Support & Financing  $                86,932 9.71%
Hospitals & Health Systems  $              309,693 34.60%
Medical Research  $                89,806 10.03%
Mental Health & Crisis Intervention  $              195,506 21.84%
Public Health  $                43,980 4.91%
Rehabilitative Care  $                72,394 8.09%
Reproductive Health Care  $                19,097 2.13%
Specific Diseases (Treatment & Prevention)  $                   9,450 1.06%
Human Services  $          6,930,374 33.30%
Centers  $              514,775 7.43%
Children & Youth Services  $              499,693 7.21%
Crime, Justice & Legal Services  $                55,965 0.81%
Emergency Assistance  $              124,254 1.79%
Employment/Jobs  $              402,770 5.81%
Family Services  $              526,571 7.60%
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition  $              177,493 2.56%
Housing & Shelter  $              354,094 5.11%
Human Services Support  $                87,859 1.27%
Multipurpose  $          1,089,561 15.72%
Personal Social Services  $                90,715 1.31%
Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief  $              361,703 5.22%
Recreation & Sports  $              719,787 10.39%
Residential Care & Adult Day Programs  $              297,542 4.29%
Youth Development  $          1,627,592 23.48%
International  $              107,340 0.52%
Foreign Affairs & National Security  $                33,690 31.39%
Promotion of International Understanding  $                73,650 68.61%
Public & Societal Benefit  $              817,286 3.93%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis  $                35,000 4.28%
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy  $                10,063 1.23%
Community Improvement & Capacity Building  $                59,893 7.33%
Economic Development  $                65,000 7.95%
Government & Public Administration  $              346,584 42.41%
Leadership Development   $              125,240 15.32%
Military & Veterans Organizations  $                15,762 1.93%
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations  $                77,603 9.50%
Public & Societal Benefit  $                44,465 5.44%
Public Policy Research   $                29,181 3.57%
Science & Technology  $                   8,495 1.04%
Religion  $              369,770 1.78%
Christianity  $              350,867 94.89%
Judaism  $                18,903 5.11%
Unknown  $                44,505 0.21%
Unknown  $                44,505  
Total  $        20,810,187