Wyoming Partnership Receives Grant – April 08

Grant to Partnership for Wyoming’s Future will help communities manage growth

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A $10,000 grant will fund growth-related research, training and technical assistance for Wyoming’s communities. The Partnership for Wyoming’s Future received the grant from the Kemmi Creek Donor Advised Endowment Fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation (WYCF).

Created in 2007, the Partnership is organizing a broad coalition of individuals and organizations to promote better land-use policies in Wyoming and to help the state’s communities and counties deal successfully with growth and change. Partnership Manager Jim Whalen said the grant will support research to identify opportunities for state and local land-use policy reforms and for stimulating affordable housing initiatives. “It will also fund visioning workshops in several Wyoming communities,” he said.

“We salute the Wyoming Community Foundation for supporting our work to inspire community leaders to collaborate in managing the growth and change that is impacting much of the state,” said Luther Propst, executive director of the Sonoran Institute. The Cheyenne-based Partnership for Wyoming’s Future is an initiative of the Institute.

The Wyoming Community Foundation is a charitable organization that builds and preserves funds established by individuals, families, corporations, agencies and private foundations. The Community Foundation uses the earnings from these funds to benefit communities across Wyoming. For information call 307-721-8300 or visit www.wycf.org .

The nonprofit Sonoran Institute inspires, informs and enables community decisions and public policies that respect the land and people of western North America. Since 1990, the Institute has been helping communities conserve and restore natural and cultural assets and manage growth and change through collaboration, civil dialogue, sound information and big-picture thinking.