Wyoming Community Foundation awards spring 2017 grant recipients
SAFV Task Force
Sublette County Sexual Assault Family Violence Task Force. (L to R): Mandy Moffat, Robin Clover, Ann Noble
Community Resource Center
For the Prevention Coalition of Sublette County.
(L to R): Aaron Preece, Pastor Dale Edwards, Ann Noble
by Pinedale Online!
April 18, 2017
The Wyoming Community Foundation announced the winners of their spring grant program at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 18th at the Sublette County Visitor Center in Pinedale.
This year’s winners were:
Children’s Discovery Center
Main Street Pinedale
Sublette County Library Foundation, Inc.
Sublette County Sexual Assault Family Violence Task Force (SAFV)
Wyoming Natural Resources Foundation
Community Resource Center of Johnson County (Prevention Coalition of Sublette County)
Children’s Discovery Center applied for a grant that will assist their early educational services and community based programs to the Sublette County community. CDC is focused on providing a safe, healthy, affordable and nurturing environment where developmental and educational needs of children are addressed. Their community based programs include Inter-generational programs with the Sublette Center; food and gardening programs with local farmers market; Literacy program with the Sublette County Library.
Main Street Pinedale applied for a grant for the GO SPOKES! Bike Share Program. The grant will assist in the purchase of 10 bikes and a docking station which will be installed at the Sublette County Visitor Center in downtown Pinedale for public use. This will be the first paid bike share program in the state of Wyoming. The program is intended to provide recreation, tourism and a transportation option for those visiting Pinedale.
Sublette County Library Foundation applied for a grant to provide a bike/skateboard repair station to be located at the Library. Due to the location of the skate park in close proximity to the Library, the Library has been a "go to" for borrowing tools to repair skateboards, scooters and bicycles. This grant will allow for tools to be used as needed without being checked out at any hour. The repair station is also anticipated to serve the growing number of cyclists that travel through the town of Pinedale.
SAFV Task Force applied for a grant to provide a comprehensive direct service advocacy and prevention program to Sublette County residents who live in big Piney and Marbleton areas through a satellite office in Big Piney. SAFV’s goals are to provide fundamental services to victims of crimes; assist in strong community collaboration; be engaged in the community. The SAFV Task Force provides a wide range of services to those who need assistance in crisis situations.
Wyoming Natural Resources Foundation applied for a grant to the Sublette County Conservation District to promote and educate the community on natural resources and responsible management of these resources on private lands. The SCCD will be at the Spring Expo conducting seminars on gardening, small acreage grazing management, and raising chickens. (They were not present at this award presentation.)
Community Resources Center of Johnson County (Prevention Coalition of Sublette County) applied for a grant for speakers at the 2nd Annual Prevention Education Summit to be held in Pinedale June 12 & 13th. Speakers will assist in educating Sublette County citizens on drug, alcohol misuse and suicide prevention needs. The summit will cover topics to educate first responders, community members and collaborating agencies interested in learning about methods of prevention for their community.
The Wyoming Community Foundation is a family of funds for nonprofit organizations in Wyoming. For over 25 years the Wyoming Community Foundation (WYCF) has granted nearly $50 million to Wyoming nonprofits, while also providing a variety of supports to their agency fund holders. This spring, the WCF awarded 15 grants in Sublette County. The family of funds is composed of the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance, the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation, and the Wyoming Women’s Foundation. The WYCF is overseen by a volunteer board who ensures funds are being used to best support Wyoming. Local WYCF board members are: Aimee Davison, Ann Chambers Noble, Roger McMannis, Carolyn Bing, Charmain McLellan, Janet Bellis, Bettina Sparrowe. WYCF staff member Mandy Ferril also attended.