Dubois Area Foundation Board launches funding challenge for nonprofits

(Dubois, Wyo.) – There is nothing like a good challenge, especially when that challenge means helping causes that matter in small communities. The Wyoming Community Foundation (WYCF), through its Dubois Area Local Board, announced this week a fundraising challenge to benefit Dubois/Crowheart nonprofits.

WYCF is offering a one-to-one match of $10,000. Put simply:  If the Dubois Local Board raises $10,000, WYCF will match that amount, thus making $20,000 available to Dubois/Crowheart nonprofits.  On top of that, three Dubois area foundations have each committed an additional $5,000 when the goal is reached, meaning $35,000 would be available to assist outstanding nonprofits in the Dubois/Crowheart community to be granted out by the WYCF—Dubois Area Local Board in 2015.

Successfully matching this current challenge will result in additional challenges from WYCF for 2016 and 2017, increasing grant funding available in the Dubois/Crowheart area over a period of three years.

Ellen Vanuga, a member of the Local Board, said in a news release that she is thrilled about involving the community. “The real advantage of this opportunity is the broad scope of potential projects and organizations that are eligible for grants. There are so many nonprofits here which have creative and innovative projects in the works already. It would be such a pleasure to be able to contribute to their success,” she said.

The Wyoming Community Foundation is a statewide nonprofit organization with total assets in excess of $100 million. In 2013, the Community Foundation awarded $3.6 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across Wyoming. The mission of WYCF is to connect people who care with causes that matter to build a better Wyoming. Visit www.wycf.org for more info.

–Provided by Wyoming Community Foundation