Wyoming Foundation Grants

Tackling Community Needs, One at a Time

The Wyoming Foundation was established in 1976 by Dr. James MacCallum as a means to improve the quality of life in Wyoming County.  Since 1977, the Wyoming Foundation has actively supported a wide variety of cultural, educational and human service organizations.

How to Apply

As a result of 2023 strategic planning, the application has been streamlined making it easier to apply. Applications are submitted electronically online through the Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager.  No paper, emailed, or pdf applications are accepted.

Detailed Guidelines/Additional Information

Please click here to download the complete set of guidelines and application questions.

Grant Opportunity

In 2023, the Wyoming Foundation completed a strategic plan process and identified the following priorities for its work in the county:

  • Educational opportunities for youth and adults.
  • Arts and cultural opportunities for youth and adults.
  • The Foundation is open to considering initiatives outside of its two priority areas that address a need and/or create an opportunity for residents and have a positive impact within Wyoming County. However, priority is given to the first two areas.

Total amount available for disbursement in 2024 is approximately $31,000.

The maximum grant available is $5,000.


  • Application goes live online: April 1, 2024
  • Application deadline: April 29, 2024 at 4 p.m.
  • Notification to applicants: Mid-June 2024
  • Organizations may expect a check:
    • Once all new grant paperwork is completed and submitted
    • After prior Wyoming Foundation grants are properly closed (if applicable)


  • Grants are awarded only to organizations that have current Section 501(c)(3) status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Applicants must be located or delivering services in Wyoming County
  • At any given time, organizations can only have one open competitive grant with the Wyoming Foundation


For more information about the Wyoming Foundation competitive grants process, please contact Darren Penoyer by email at darrenp@cfgb.org or at (716) 852-2857 ext. 206.

Last Cycle's Grant Recipients

Please click here to download a list of past Wyoming Foundation grantees.