The Wyoming Community Foundation Sheridan/Johnson County board distributes $24,800 in grant funding

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — On Nov. 18, the Wyoming Community Foundation Sheridan/Johnson County board delivered grant checks to four area non-profit organizations for a total of $24,8000 in funding. *CHAPS* (Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip for Therapeutic Riding) received $9,600. The funds will be used to provide high quality equine assisted activities and therapies for people with special needs in Sheridan and Johnson Counties. ​*WYCF SJ Board Members Ada Kirven, Donna Kinskey, Kim Love, CHAPS Board Member Tracy Wilson and Director Kristen Marcus, WYCF SJ Board Members Bob Grammens and Bernie Spielman, and CHAPS Board Member Spencer Kraft. h/t Wyoming Community Foundation* ​*CHAPS Board Member Spencer Kraft, and Executive Director Kristen Marcus, and Board Member Traci Wilson. h/t Wyoming Community Foundation* The *Dayton School Benefit Club* received $3,000 to preserve Historic Registry #1338 Dayton School Building, built in 1930's by CC Camps to serve the Tongue River Valley, funds were used to help replace the roof and building maintenance. *WYCF SJ Board Member Bernie Spielman, Dayton Club Board Member Judy Taylor, WYCF SJ Board Members Bob Grammens, Donna Kinskey, Ada Kirven, Kim Love. h/t Wyoming Community Foundation* The *Story Recycling Group* recieved $2,200 to assist community volunteers dedicated to educating, encouraging, and facilitating recycling in Story. The Group organizes volunteers to collect and transport recyclables to Sheridan for processing. *​Story Board President Patrick Morgan, WYCF SJ Board Members Kim Love, Bernie Spielman, Bob Grammens, Steve Reimann and Ada Kirven, Front: President Story Recycling Group Berva Brock, WYCF SJ Board Member Donna Kinskey, and Story Recycling Secretary/Treasurer Smoky Schroeder, not pictured WYCF Story Board member and champion of the project Alan Weakly. **h/t Wyoming Community Foundation* The *Johnson County Family YMCA* received $10,000.00 to help with costs of the new Youth Center. The project, recently completed, provides additional space for after school, weekend, and summer youth activities, as well as community programing and meeting space. ​*WYCF SJ Board Members Bernie Spielman, and Steve Reimann, YMCA Director Michael Quast, WYCF SJ Board Members Donna Kinskey, Kim Love, Wendy Martin, Bob Grammens, and Sandy Todd. h/t Wyoming Community Foundation* The WYCF- SJ advises on grant applications twice a year. The next grant deadline is Dec. 15. Proposals are accepted in the areas of arts and culture, human services, education, civic projects, conservation and natural resources, and health. To apply for funds please visit the Wyoming Community Foundation website The Wyoming Community Foundation is a non-governmental, publicly supported foundation that distributes grants to outstanding nonprofits throughout Wyoming. Since its inception in 1989, WYCF has made over $44 million in grants to Wyoming nonprofits. In 2014, WYCF awarded $4.5 million. The WYCF-SJ is the local board of the Wyoming Community Foundation responsible for making recommendations for all grants in this area of the state. For more information about the local board or the Wyoming Community Foundation call 307-721-8300 or go to #dally #news