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The Community Pride Foundation can sponsor projects that don’t have tax-exempt status or the resources to handle charitable contributions. The sponsored organization benefits by having access to the Board’s financial and grant-making expertise, and the Community Pride Foundation gets an opportunity to work with important grass-roots community efforts. The Community Pride Foundation charges a 1% fee to serve as a fiscal sponsor.

Grant Eligibility

Grants may be made to public schools, youth organizations, nonprofit organizations, and public/governmental agencies. Grants are not made to individuals.

About the Foundation

The Community Pride Foundation was established in 1996 to create a permanent tax-exempt entity to receive and distribute funds for the benefit of the Goshen County Community. The Foundation receives, invests, and disburses funds for any charitable purpose that proves benefits to the citizens of Goshen County. Volunteers, serving on the Board of Directors from all areas of the county administer the Foundation. Individuals, families, businesses, community organizations, and others may contribute to the Foundation.

The Community Pride Foundation is an appropriate choice for:

  • Tax-deductible gifts for specific projects or educational enhancement, memorial contributions, or tax-deductible bequests within a will; and
  • Tax-deductible gifts not designated for any specific purpose, but intended to benefit Goshen County.

The Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the objectives of the donor are fulfilled, be it a single bequest, or the on-going funding of a special project. The ultimate objective is to provide an efficient entity to accept and administer funds in the manner prescribed by each donor. Project categories may include education, leadership, literature, the arts, science, heritage, recreation, community beautification, and youth activities.


Funding available for youth activities. (Arts, Athletic/sports, Education and Leadership) Awards typically range from $500 to $2,500. Grants of greater or lesser amounts will be considered and are limited to $10,000 per year.

How the Grant Program Works

The applicant will submit a completed application and provide cost estimates. Applicants have the option to present their project(s) to the Grant Committee. Applicants must submit a Final Report to be eligible for further funding.

Application and Deadlines

Applications and supporting materials must be received (not postmarked) by the grant consultant as of 4 p.m. on May 1st and November 1st.

Applications can be emailed, mailed (mail early to meet the deadline), or hand-delivered to:

Goshen Chamber
2042 Main Street
Torrington, WY 82240

Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

For questions or more information, please email Moriah Harkins, Membership and Marketing Manager, or call (307) 532-3879.