Lander Community Foundation Competitive Grant Program awards six local nonprofit organizations

 

(Lander, WY) – The Lander Community Foundation (LCF) announced the recipients of their Competitive Grant Program today, February 24th.

This is their 11th year offering the opportunity to apply for a Competitive Grant. To date, they have issued 134 grants totaling over $138,800. This year they had 14 applicants.

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This year the recipients are: 

  1. Lander Children’s Museum – The Children’s Museum will be offering six one-week camps for kids. Each camp will have a theme and include experiments, games, crafts, museum play, and outdoor activities. 
  2. Help for Health Hospice – They will be able to provide Lander Foot Care Clinic for Lander citizens who need assistance caring for their feet. This is a much-needed program that helps anyone in Lander who needs foot care due to aging, diabetes, or those on blood thinners.
  3. Wyoming Wildlife Federation (WWF) – They will continue to offer monthly free education and engagement evenings called Wildlife On Tap. These programs will provide information and speakers to discuss issues relevant to Wyoming. Previous speakers have included Wyoming Game and Fish, Bureau of Lande Management, The Nature Conservancy, and Lander Weed and Pest. Topics covered have ranged from how community members can empower themselves in invasive species control and conservation policy to the interworkings of carnivore ecology.
  4. Lander Cycling Cub (LCC) – The Cycling Club will be updating the map and informational signage at the trailhead and parking lot at Johnny Behind the Rocks. Additionally, LCC will provide more accurate on-trail directional and trail difficulty awareness signs to promote new and existing trails within Johnny Behind the Rocks mountain biking trail system. This is a highly used area and LCC will provide appropriate signage for all outdoor enthusiasts including hikers, runners, horseriders, and bikers. 
  5. Lander Pet Connection (LPC) – The Pet Connection consistently takes in dozens of furry friends a week and often has nowhere to house them. This grant will allow LPC to create accommodations and care for these animals in a more sustainable manner.
  6. Lander Care and Share Food Bank – Although not too soon, the holidays will be fast-approaching, and the Food Bank always needs help buying and donating turkeys for families in the community. This grant will give them a headstart in providing a wholesome meal for anyone who needs one come November 2022. 

The Lander Community Foundation is pleased to support these six organizations for their innovative and impactful programs.

“We hope to create an endowment for the Competitive Grant Program so that LCF can offer several substantial grants to local organizations each year. We believe this will encourage our nonprofits to think and act creatively within their missions to provide meaningful and sustaining programs to the Lander community, ” Executive Director Mary Greene said.  

The Competitive Grant Program is funded from five percent (5%) from the Challenge for Charities campaign and race proceeds and other unrestricted revenue from LCF. 

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