Donations

Silver Star Communications has been providing funds to the communities it serves for over sixty-five years. We are grateful for and support local organizations that work to make our communities healthy, sustainable places to live and work.

How does the Caring for Community program work?

Beginning in January, we will post an application on this website. Simply fill out the form and return it by the deadline of Sunday, February 12 and the committee will notify all applicants of the status of your application by March 2. Each year Silver Star budgets a certain amount to contribute to the program. A committee is formed, and this committee reviews all applications at one time and chooses recipients.

How are organizations chosen?

Silver Star’s “Social Mission” is to lead by example and support organizations whose mission it is to sustain the unique character of our community for future generations. We use this mission to guide us when reviewing applications. The application for funding is project-based and will request information about how the funds will be used. Being a technology company, we enjoy seeing applications where the funds will be used for technology; however, this is not a necessity.

Is your request for a donation or a sponsorship?

The Caring for Community program is for donation requests and is not intended for event sponsorships. If your organization is seeking funds for an event or program in which Silver Star will receive benefits such as advertising, banner placement, website recognition, etc., your request will be considered a sponsorship opportunity. Simple recognition of Silver Star as a donor to your organization does not qualify as a sponsorship. Please email us with questions or sponsorship requests.

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Past Recipients

2015 Recipients

Star Valley

UW Lincoln County 4-H Program – Goat Learning Lab Kit
Lincoln Self Reliance – Wyoming Special Olympics
Star Valley Search and Rescue – Purchase Supplies for warming hut- emergency food, first aid, etc
Thayne Senior Citizen Center – 5-7 Compartment serving trays
Star Valley Senior Citizens, Inc dba Salt River Center – Funding for clients Birthday meals
Thayne Community Food Bank – Cover the cost of a monthly Cell phone
Animal Humane Association Of SV (Luckys Place) – New Dryer
Friday Food Bag – Weekend Lunch & Dinner for Students in need
New Heights Equine Therapy Center – Specialized riding equipment & a Wheel Chair left
Silver Star Camp Daughters of Utah Pioneers – Funding to maintain their building
VFW – Phone service for the year
Project Linus of Star Valley – Blankets for those in need
Teton Area CLIMB Wyoming

Teton Valley

Teton County 4-H – To purchase a Poly John Applause SK3-2000- Two person portable hand washing station
Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation – 8 Madshus Intrasonic Skate Jr Skis/6 Blakcbox Bantam VHF Handheld Radios
Tetonia Elementary School outdoor program – Materials needed to add two raised beds and a composting station to the Outdoor Garden
Teton Valley Education Foundation – After school programs
Teton Valley Community Recycling – For printed educational materials for Teton Countys Road to Zero Waste Campaign
Friends of the Teton River – 3 Field Mircroscopes and a digital microscope
Teton Arts Council – Equip one workstation to kick start a computer Lab
Alta Elementary School – School Garden Project
Teton Regional Land Trust – Supplies for the plotter
Teton Valley Foundation – Skates for Winter Sports Program
Teton Valley Mental health Coalition – Pay for subsidized counseling services to those at risk of self harm or suicide
Teton Valley Trails and Pathways – Technical Pro Wasp1000 portable battery operated public address system
Teton Valley Business Development Center – Update website and get a new computer

2014 Recipients

Star Valley

Lincoln Self Reliance
Star Valley Arts Council
Star Valley Search and Rescue
Teton area CLIMB Wyoming for SV
The Turning Point
UW Lincoln County 4-H Program
Star Valley Senior Citizens, Inc dba Salt River Center
Thayne Senior Citizen Center
Child Advocacy Center
VFW
Thayne Community Food Bank
Project Linus of Star Valley

Teton Valley

Seniors West of the Tetons
Subs for Santa
Swan Valley Fire Protection District #2
Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue
Teton Valley Education Foundation
Hispanic Resource Center in Teton Valley
Tetonia Elementary School outdoor program
Family Safety Network
Friends of the Valley of the Tetons Library Inc.
Teton County 4-H
Teton High School Robotics
Teton Middle School Lego League Club
Teton Valley Community Recycling
Teton Valley Food Pantry
Teton Valley Hospital Foundation
Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation
Grand Targhee Adaptive SkiProgram

2013 Recipients

Star Valley

Lincoln Self Reliance
Star Valley Therapeutic Activities & Riding
Animal Humane Association of Star Valley
Gift of Hope
Lincoln County 4-H Program
Star Valley Medical Center Charitable Foundation
Star Valley Search and Rescue
Star Valley Senior Citizen dba Salt River Center
Thayne Senior Citizen Center
The Turning Point
Thayne Community Food Bank
Quilts of Valor
Star Valley Farmers Market
The Rotary Club of Star Valley
Uinta Senior Citizens Inc.

Teton Valley

Connections Family Resource
Downtown Driggs Community Association
Friends of the Teton River
Full Circle Education
Seniors West of the Tetons
Subs for Santa
Teton County 4-H
Teton Regional Land Trust
Teton Valley Education Foundation
Teton Valley Hospital Foundation
Teton Valley Mental Health Coalition
The Latino Resource Center of Teton Valley
The Learning Academy of Teton Valley
Teton Valley Community Recycling
Teton Valley Trails and Pathways

2012 Recipients

Star Valley:

  • Gift of Hope – assisting local cancer patients with transport and fundamentals,Project Linus of Star Valley – construction of blankets for children who are in need
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers – update the historic building in Star Valley
  • Star Valley Senior Citizens – senior care
  • Lincoln Self Reliance – Special Olympic participation
  • The Turning Point – emergency client and shelter funds
  • Star Valley Medical Center Charitable Foundation – projector for EMS training
  • Thayne Senior Citizen Center – towards purchase of replacement refrigerator
  • Quilts of Valor – quilts for wounded soldiers or for families of the deceased locally and nationwide
  • Friends of the Thayne Branch Library – two desktop computers
  • Star Valley Therapeutic Activities & Riding- partial funding for lesson fees for those who have financial hardship
  • Lincoln County Leader Council – supplement needs for youth leadership program

Teton Valley:

  • Connections Family Resources – helping families with special needs children
  • Friends of the Teton River – updating their back-up server to secure files
  • Seniors West of the Tetons – acquiring a permanent sounds system
  • Slow Food in the Tetons – producing a local food guide
  • Teton Regional Land Trust – noxious weed program
  • Teton Valley Community Recycling – develop a volunteer program teaching residents about the benefits of recycling
  • Teton Valley Education Foundation – enhancing educational experiences for valley youth
  • Teton Rock Gym – partial purchase of wall climbing equipment and accessories
  • Teton Valley Foundation- funds towards a Zamboni for the Kotler Ice Arena
  • Teton Valley Suicide Prevention Task Force – subsidize counseling services
  • Teton Valley Trails and Pathways- a public service campaign for pedestrian and bicyclist awareness
  • Teton Valley Hospital Foundation and the Food Bank – an event focused on healthy eating on a budget

2011 Recipients

 

Teton Valley

  • City of Tetonia – trimming cottonwood trees in park
  • Friends of the Teton River – Support Water Awareness Week
  • Subs for Santa – food and clothing for deserving families
  • Slow Food in the Tetons (Full Circle Education) – to build a green house at Teton Middle School
  • Targhee Animal Shelter – utility cost of shelter
  • Teton Arts Council – kiln vent materials and labor
  • Teton Regional Land Trust – purchase conference phone
  • Teton Valley Rotary Food Bank – purchase of food, equipment, general operations
  • Teton Valley Education Foundation – begin an eyeglasses for students fund
  • Teton Valley Hospital Foundation – promotional activities for MUST, a prescription use education program
  • Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation – camera and accessories to help teach
  • Teton Valley Trails and Pathways – purchase grooming roller for nordic track

Star Valley

Caring for Community Star Valley Recipients

  • Lincoln Self Reliance – provide funds for for adults with intellectual disabilities to participate in the Special Olympics
  • Project Linus of Star Valley – purchase blanket making material / mailing cost for newsletter
  • Star Valley Medical Center Auxiliary – partial purchase of fluid warmer
  • Star Valley Senior Citizens – match funds for vehicle purchase
  • Star Valley Therapeutic Activities & Riding – lesson fees for those who can’t afford it
  • Swan Valley Custom Choppers, Inc. – Annual Fundraiser (donations go to Shriners)
  • Thayne Senior Citizen Center – new tires for delivery vehicle
  • The Turning Point – client emergency funds

2010 Recipients

Star Valley

 

“We would like to thank you for your generous contribution to the Thayne Senior Center. The seniors in our area will greatly benefit from the meals that we will be able to deliver. We really appreciate your kindness & so do the seniors that we serve. We appreciate your community-minded philosophy”
–Thayne Senior Center

 

“Thank you so very much for the generous grant. We will use these funds to expand our program and meet the needs of the many deserving disabled citizens of Star Valley with equine therapy.”
–Star Valley Therapeutic Activities and Riding program

 

“On behalf of the Turning Point Board, Staff and Advocates, I would like to extend our sincere to Silver Star for the very generous donation. This donation will make a difference in the lives of many victims in Lincoln County.”
— The Turning Point

  • Jackson Hole Regional Horse Rescue (located in Grover) – Funds to purchase supplies to build new shelter.
  • Animal Humane Association of Star Valley – Lockable storage unit
  • Thayne Senior Citizen Center – a new hot box to deliver meals to seniors
  • Star Valley Senior Citizens – new refrigeration and supplies for special events
  • Star Valley Therapeutic Activities & Riding – To expand their reach
  • The Turning Point – Funds for emergency transportation for clients
  • Lincoln Uinta Child Development Services – Phone system in their new Alpine preschool site
  • Star Valley Medical Center Auxiliary – Chairs that convert to beds
  • Lincoln County 4-H – horse camp

Teton Valley

“Thank you for all Silver Star does for the community. It is wonderful to have such generous businesses in Teton Valley.”
—Teton Regional Land Trust

 

“Thank you for supporting our Expedition Yellowstone project through the Caring for Community Grant. Our students had a wonderful experience learning about our special, local environment.”
—Teton Valley Community School

 

“Your generosity is most helpful and greatly appreciated!”
—Subs for Santa

 

“We are very grateful for your generous contribution to the Targhee Animal Shelter. With the award, we will be able to purchase much-needed veterinary supplies to help the Valley’s animals in need.”
— Targhee Animal Shelter

 

“Thank you so much for the donation. We are so excited to get our dog kit!”
—Teton County 4-H

 

“Over the years, Silver Star Communications has helped our non-profit and other Teton County charitable organizations by providing funding support and volunteers. Our community is a better place thanks to Silver Star’s commitment to local causes in addition to your value as a large employer of local talent.”
— Teton Valley Hospital Foundation

  • Learning Academy of Teton Valley – Partial scholarship for students
  • Teton Valley Museum Foundation – File cabinets with locks
  • Targhee Animal Shelter – Test kits and vaccinations
  • Teton Arts Council – Kiln for ceramics program
  • Teton County 4-H – Dog and poultry learning kit
  • Teton Valley Education Foundation – Flip video technology
  • Teton County Extension – Laptop for educational classes
  • Teton Regional Land Trust – Plotter printer for use by all non-profits
  • Subs for Santa – Easter Baskets, Back to school supplies, etc. for families in need
  • Teton Basin Ice Recreation – Overhead lighting at ice rink
  • Teton Valley Hospital Foundation – Latino Health Fair focused on diabetes
  • Teton Valley Community School – Expedition Yellowstone field trip for students