In 2018, the Daniels Fund provided $57.4 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. This includes $6.5 million in grants and scholarships in Wyoming. Since inception in 2000, the Daniels Fund has distributed more than $75.1 million in grants and scholarships in Wyoming.
Wyoming communities are benefiting from $4.3 million in grants to outstanding nonprofits throughout the state in 2018. Wyoming nonprofit organizations that were awarded grants in 2018 include Alliance for Choice in Education, The American Legion Wonderful Wyoming Boys State, Ark Regional Services, Boy Scouts of America — Greater Wyoming Council, Boys & Girls Club of Campbell County, Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne Wyoming, Boys & Girls Club of Dubois, Boys & Girls Clubs of Carbon County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming, Casper Boxing Club, Casper Sports Alliance Cowboy State Games, Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions, CLIMB Wyoming, Cokeville Senior Citizens Center, COMEA, Community Entry Services, Converse County Aging Services, Dental Lifeline Network, Gillette Abuse Refuge Foundation, Greybull Recreation District, Learning Tree Christian School, Lincoln Self Reliance, Natrona County Meals on Wheels, Raising Readers in Wyoming, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, Second Chance Ministries, TeamMates Coaching/Entrepreneurial Program, Uinta Senior Citizens, Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, and Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies. In addition, the Daniels Fund provided continuing grant support to the University of Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative and the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs & Chiefs of Police Education & Prevention Initiative.
The Daniels Fund makes grants in eight funding areas specified by its founder, Bill Daniels: Aging, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education Reform, Homeless & Disadvantaged, and Youth Development.
In 2018, the Daniels Fund provided $2.2 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 Program, which provides funding to participating colleges to offer scholarships to non-traditional students.
The Daniels Fund also provided grant funding to the University of Wyoming for ethics education through the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.
"As the place where he chose to start his cable business, Wyoming was important to Bill Daniels," said Linda Childears, President & CEO of the Daniels Fund. "It was his hope that grants and scholarships such as these would help make life better for people across the state."