Evanston nonprofits receive $20,000

At its most recent meeting, the Wyoming Community Foundation gave back in a big way to the state’s charitable causes. The statewide organization reported it distributed more than $3 million to various organizations across the state. 

The Wyoming Community Foundation counts on donor support for grantmaking. The organization holds nearly 400 funds for families, individual donors, businesses and nonprofits. These funds are invested, and the returns are used to support charitable causes. 

In the Evanston area, the Wyoming Community Foundation’s local board and other officials recently granted $20,000 to the following area nonprofits: 

• Bluegrass Evanston

• Evanston Youth Clubs for Boys and Girls

• Raising Readers in Wyoming, Inc.

• Young Musicians, Inc. 

“Each year we receive more and more requests for funding,” said Anita McLaughlin, program associate at the Wyoming Community Foundation. “Because of donor support, outstanding nonprofits are able to look to us for assistance. We are able to give to interesting, community-building projects and at times, even support organizations looking to grow.”

In 2017, WYCF granted $6.3 million to charitable organizations across the state. 

The foundation’s next grant application deadline is June 15. Nonprofit organizations working to strengthen their communities are encouraged to apply.

For more information about the Wyoming Community Foundation, the organizations it supports, or getting involved, visit www.WYCF.org or call (307) 721-8300.

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