Funding Resources

Laura Jane Musser Fund

Through the Environmental Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund assists public or not-for-profit entities to initiate or implement projects that enhance the ecological integrity of publicly owned open spaces, while encouraging compatible human activities. The Fund's goal is to promote public use of open space that improves a community's quality of life and public health, while also ensuring the protection of healthy, viable and sustainable ecosystems by protecting or restoring habitat for a diversity of plant and animal species. Planning grants up to $8,000 and implementation grants up to $35,000 will be considered for this initiative. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from February 9 – March 9, 2018.

Through the Rural Arts Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund hopes to assist nonprofit arts organizations to develop, implement or sustain exceptional artistic opportunities for adults and children in the areas of literary, visual, music and performing arts. In recognition of Laura Jane Musser's life-long commitment to excellence in the arts, and with awareness that pivotal and life-changing experience can occur for individuals through introduction to and participation in the arts, the Fund hopes to encourage and excite a wider population to appreciate, learn, and participate in the arts. General operating grants of up to $10,000 will be considered for this initiative. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from February 16 – March 16, 2018.

The geographic area for these initiatives is Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Texas (Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, and Starr counties only), and Wyoming.  The complete guidelines are available at

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Foundation List
This list of foundations was developed by the Wyoming Business Council and provided to the Wyoming Nonprofit Network to make it easily accessible. While it contains over 200 organizations, it is not a representation of every available source of funding for Wyoming nonprofits or communities. If the foundation has a website, there is a hyperlink. If there is not a website, you may want to go to a resources such as Guide Star to further research that particular foundation.

Foundation Center - Funding Information Network
Foundation Center provides free funding information through more than 400 Funding Information Network locations across the U.S. and several countries. These resources include Foundation Center databases, publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers. In Wyoming, there are four locations: Campbell County Public Library System, Park County Public Library, Teton County Library and Laramie County Library System.


USDA Rural Development

Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America by providing financial programs to support essential public facilities and services.
Wyoming Information:

WY Program Matrix

Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program in Wyoming

Wyoming Nonprofit Network Webinar Recording - USDA Rural Development Programs

General Information:

Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant

Community Facilities Loan Data Sheet

Application Package





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