2019 Silver Star Caring for Community Grant Recipients
Our Caring for Community grant committee had their work cut out for them this year, as we received a record number of submissions for 2019! With so many submissions, our CFC committee’s goal became to support the organizations and programs that could touch the most lives, given our allotted budget for this year … Not an easy task, when you have as many wonderful non-profit organizations as we do!
We appreciate all the non-profit organizations that took the time to apply and for all the amazing work they do within our communities!
And without further ado…
Congratulations to this year’s grant recipients!
Thayne Senior Center – to provide free meals to home-bound seniors.
Lincoln Self Reliance, Inc. – to provide opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injuries to participate in the 2019 summer and fall Wyoming Special Olympics.
Afton Food Pantry – to provide fresh produce and dairy options to their patrons every week for a year.
Lincoln County Library Foundation (Star Valley Branch) – for three rechargeable and portable HOTT CD players.
Teton Area Climb Wyoming – to fund job skills, work readiness training, life skills classes, mental health services and direct job placement.
The North Lincoln County Early Childhood Coalition – to promote summer food program, cover costs for parent & playgroup classes and order books for Readaloud program.
Animal Humane Association of Star Valley – for the installation of solar roof panels and an attic drain.
Thayne Fire Department Auxiliary LLC – for a community carnival and firework display.
Star Valley Arts Council – to help fund the cost of bringing the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble to Star Valley.
Star Valley Search and Rescue – to purchase one of seven hand-held radios.
Thayne Community Food Bank – to help cover communication costs.
Star Valley Senior Citizens – funds to deliver meals to home-bound clients, as well as public transportation.
Above and Beyond the Classroom in Teton Valley – for STEM educator wages and supplies.
Teton Valley Community Animal Shelter – fundraising event expenses.
Teton Valley Farmers Market – signage.
Teton Valley Community Recycling – to fund website modifications needed to provide recycling education to the community.
Community Resource Center of Teton Valley – computer equipment.
Teton Valley Foundation – to purchase the necessary equipment and subscription for a remote monitoring system for their Chiller at the Kotler Ice Rink.
Valley Advocates for Responsible Development – Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.
Teton Valley Aquatics – for supplies for Early Childhood Water Safety Education Program.
Valley of the Tetons Library – to purchase two projectors and speakers.
Teton Rock Gym – for kids’ climbing harnesses.
Full Circle Education – for 13 in. MacBook Air laptop computer with Apple Care.
Teton Valley Mental Health Coalition – to pay wages to counselors for providing emergency crisis counseling.
Friends of the Teton River – to help purchase well water test kits for their clean drinking water program.
Teton Arts – professional web re-design fees.
Seniors West of the Tetons – for free birthday meals for seniors.
Greater Swan Valley Fire District #2 – to help purchase computer and office equipment.
Caribou County Senior Citizens, Inc. – Help supplement free meals for seniors.
Friends of the Soda Springs Public Library – for digital signage.