Wyoming Foundation Grants
Tackling Community Needs, One at a Time
The Wyoming Foundation was established in 1974 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.
In 2012, the Wyoming Foundation, in conjunction with the community and nonprofit professionals, undertook a survey to identify the most pressing needs of Wyoming County. The Wyoming County Needs Assessment was introduced to the public at a September forum.
During the 2018 competitive grant cycle, the Wyoming Foundation awarded grants to nine nonprofit organizations in Wyoming County that support a wide variety of community needs.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted electronically online through our Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager system.
For the 2019 competitive grants process, the Wyoming Foundation will give funding preference to grant applications focusing on at least one of its two priorities.
- To provide educational opportunities to youth, which equip them for future careers.
- Support and promote arts/cultural opportunities in Wyoming County.
- The Wyoming Foundation will support initiatives and programs that can show maximum positive impact on Wyoming County.
Approximately $23,000 is available to support competitive grants for this period. The maximum grant available through the Wyoming Foundation competitive process is $5,000. Collaborative projects are encouraged.
- RFP accepted online: April 4, 2019
- Application deadline: May 3, 2019 at 4 p.m.
- Please note, any grant applications left in draft form after 4 p.m. on May 3, 2019 will not be considered for funding
- Notification to applicants ~Mid-June 2019
- Applicants must be located or delivering services in Wyoming County, NY.
- Grants are awarded only to organizations that have current Section 501(c)(3) status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service
- At any given time, organizations can only have one open competitive grant with the Foundation
The Foundation will not consider competitive funding for:
- Higher education scholarships (separate application, deadlines, and process)
- Religious purposes
- Projects outside Wyoming County
- Schools not registered with the New York State Education Department
- Attendance at or sponsorship of fundraising events for organizations
- Annual events or festivals
- Any partisan political activity (funds from the foundation cannot be used to support or oppose a candidate for political office)
- Projects and activities that have occurred (the Foundation will not, except in extraordinary cases, provide payment or reimbursement for expenses incurred prior to the funding decision being communicated to the applicant)
Please click here to download the complete set of guidelines and application questions.
Last Cycle's Grant Recipients
2018 Wyoming Foundation Competitive Grant Awards
9 grant awards totaling $28,379
Arts Council for Wyoming County $5,000
Perry Community Band Timpani Purchase
Cordelia A. Greene Library $1,930
Movies at the Cordelia A. Green Library
Eagle Free Library $1,055
March Into the Library
GLOW YMCA $5,000
Preschool, Summer Day Camp, and After School
Project Read of Wyoming County $1,200
Commitment to Newborns at the Wyoming County Community Hospital
Shake on the Lake $5,000
Wyoming County Week of Richard III
Silver Lake Institute $3,332
Epworth Hall Roof Assessment
Stevens Memorial Community Library $2,852
AWEsome for Kids
Wyoming Free Circulating Library Association $3,010
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