January 31, 2017
Daniels Fund gives $6.5 million in grants
and scholarships in Wyoming in 2016
In 2016, the Daniels Fund provided $58.8 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
Wyoming communities are benefiting from $4.9 million in grants to outstanding nonprofits throughout the state. Wyoming nonprofit organizations that received grant funding in 2016 include:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming, Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne, Boys & Girls Club of Evanston, Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions, Child Development Services of Wyoming, City of Worland, Comea, Community Entry Services, Curran-Steeley Foundation, Hot Springs County Senior Citizens Center, National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, Natrona County Meals on Wheels, Niobrara Senior Center, North East Wyoming Economic Development Foundation, Northwest Community Action Programs of Wyoming, Rocky Mountain Manor, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, Second Chance Ministries, Shoshoni Senior Citizens, Town of Crowley, University of Wyoming (Trustees Education Initiative), University of Wyoming Extension – Sublette County 4-H Council, Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, Weston County Senior Services, Wyoming Heritage Foundation (Wyoming Excels), Wyoming Meth Project, Wyoming National Guard Youth Foundation, YMCA of Sheridan County, and Youth Emergency Services.
The Daniels Fund makes grants in eight funding areas specified by its founder, Bill Daniels: Aging, Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Homeless & Disadvantaged, K-12 Education Reform, and Youth Development.
In 2016, the Daniels Fund provided $1.6 million in scholarships to students in Wyoming through two distinct programs — the Daniels Scholarship Program, which provides college scholarships to deserving high school seniors, and the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship (BOS) program, which provides funding to participating colleges to offer scholarships to non-traditional students.
The Daniels Fund also provides grant funding to the University of Wyoming for ethics education through the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.
"We look forward to the impact these grants and scholarships will have across our four-state region," said Linda Childears, president & CEO of the Daniels Fund. "Bill Daniels was grateful to the citizens of Wyoming for supporting him as he started his cable television business. He established the Daniels Fund to give back to the communities that contributed to his success."
About the Daniels Fund
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit DanielsFund.org to learn more.
Media Contact: Bruce Wilmsen