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 Health 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.

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Grant Opportunity

For its 2019 competitive grants process, the Wyoming Foundation will give funding preference to grant applications focusing on its two priorities. Approximately $33,000 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.

Timeline

  • RFP accepted online: April 2, 2018
  • Application deadline: May 2, 2018 at 4 p.m.
  • Please note, any grant applications left in draft form after 4 p.m. on May 2, 2018 will not be considered for funding
  • Notification to applicants ~Mid-June 2018

Eligibility

  • 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)
  • Endowments
  • 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)

Contact

For more information about the Wyoming Foundation’s grant process contact Darren Penoyer by email at darrenp@cfgb.org or at (716) 852-2857, x206.

Additional Information

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
Programming Support

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
A Health Community—Mind, Body, and Soul