27 local nonprofits receive relief funding

(Lander, WY) – County 10 shared in December, Fremont County received funding as part of the Community Charitable Relief Program for local nonprofit organizations that have provided public assistance or had a decline in donations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The applications submitted by local nonprofits were reviewed by the Fremont County Commissioners at their January 12th meeting. The combined total of funds requested equated to $1.9M – Fremont County only received $854,021.55 from the State.

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During the meeting, Commission Chairman Travis Becker would echo the sentiment that “there will need to be some decisions to be made here” in reference to who will receive funds and how much.

Before the Commission voted on which nonprofit will receive relief money and for what amount, County Commissioner Larry Allen shared, “we need to have some parameters set forth, first they really need to be a Fremont-based entity, we want to keep that money here in Fremont County, and secondly did they apply somewhere else in the state.”

This was agreed upon by the other members of the Commission and stated those criteria must be clearly met. The following is the breakdown of all 27 nonprofits and the amount the Commissioners awarded them.

  • Child Development Svcs – $29,836.97
  • Eagle’s Hope Transitions – $7,435
  • First Stop Help Center – $87,767
  • Fremont Co Alliance – $129,608.14
  • Fremont Co Library Foundation – $15,576.06
  • Friends of the Riverton Branch Library – $5,036.00
  • Help for Health Hospice – $109,218.95
  • High Country Sr. Citizens Center – $28,780.15
  • Hunting with Heroes – $20,000
  • Lander Cycling Club – $2,500
  • Lander Friends of the Library – $4,167.16
  • Lander Pet Connection – $35,000
  • Lander Senior Citiziens Center – $12,552.02
  • Mountain Vista Retirement Res. Inc – $45,000
  • Muley Fanatic Foundation – $50,000
  • Paws for Life – $35,000
  • Riverton Ice Hockey Association – $10,000
  • Riverton Raider – $10,000
  • Riverton Senior Citizens Center – $12,141.50
  • Riverton Youth Soccer Association – $20,000
  • Shoshoni Activities Assn – $1,827
  • Shoshoni Sr. Citizens Center – $45,159.37
  • The Center for Popular Research, Education, and Policy – $2,580
  • VFW Post 954 – $19,836.23
  • Volunteers of America NR – $30,000
  • White Heart Foundation – $55,000
  • Wind River Heritage Center – $30,000
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