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Representatives of local nonprofits accepting grant awards on Thursday, January 9 include Full Circle Education, HAPI Trails, Teton County 4-H, Friends of the Valley of the Tetons Library, Teton Arts, Friends of the Teton River, Mountain Bike the Tetons, ABC- Above and Beyond the Classroom, Seniors West of the Tetons, Teton Valley Mental Health Coalition, Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation, and Teton Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Missing from Photo: Teton Geotourism Center and Teton Adaptive Sports.

On Jan. 9, Teton Springs Foundation awarded $47,288 in grant funding to 14 local nonprofit organizations to benefit the Teton Valley community. This annual grant cycle brings the total grants awarded to $1,114,000 since the Foundation’s inception in 2001.

This year, Teton Springs Foundation received 25 applications from local non-profit organizations, totaling $94,038 in funding requests. The awarded grants cover a wide range of community needs that include helping families, providing education and recreation opportunities, improving resources for children, enhancing community health services, supporting conservation and animal welfare. Grantees attended a reception at Teton Springs to accept grant awards and share project goals with their peers.

The mission of Teton Springs Foundation is improving the quality of life in Teton Valley through charitable giving since 2001. From Doug Gemmel, Teton Springs Foundation President, “The organizations that apply for funding, whether awarded or not, are critical to our community. We sincerely appreciate all of the projects and the incredible contributions of their staff and volunteers.” The next granting cycle will open in Fall 2020.


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