(Jackson, Wyo.) - Today is National Giving Tuesday, a day focused on holiday giving after the hectic shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And people in Jackson Hole love to give. According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy
, people in Teton County, Wyoming
gave 4.15 percent of their annual income in 2012 -- the latest data
available -- for total charitable contributions of over $175 million.
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*h/t The Chronicle of Philanthropy / Pitchengine Communities*
For those looking to donate to a local non-profit, the Community Foundation
of Jackson Hole provides a list of most of them here:
"If donors would like to make a gift but are unsure of exactly which
organization they’d like to support, they can certainly give to our
competitive grant fund or our youth philanthropy fund. Local nonprofits can
apply for competitive grant funding twice a year," said Nicole McDermott,
marketing officer for the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.
The Community Foundation of JacksonHole committee reviews each grant
application and awards funding based on community need. According to
McDermott, they do have field of interest funds within this competitive
grant program should donors wish to broadly support the arts, conservation,
education, health and human services or civic organizations.
In their youth philanthropy program, students from all four Jackson high
schools solicit and review grant proposals, meet with various local
nonprofit organizations, discuss effective strategies for community impact
and recommend grant awards. The program teaches the students about
philanthropy and the great work that is happening in this community. Each
local high school may award up to $5,000 to nonprofits serving Teton
County, Wyoming. Grant recipients can be awarded $500 - $4,000 in funding.