NCHT to launch spring grant cycle, hosts virtual Q&A

The Natrona Collective Health Trust will launch their spring grant cycle on February 22, with three grant opportunities for area nonprofits. In addition to the multi-year general operating grants, the Trust will be introducing two new grant opportunities: Advocacy Grants and Boost Grants.

The Trust will host a virtual Q&A session on January 26, 2023, at 11 a.m. Register for the event by clicking the button below.

Each grant targets specific needs in the community as the Trust seeks to advance its mission of addressing youth mental health through trust-based philanthropy and systems change. The spring cycle opportunities open a new set of eligible recipients for Health Trust funding.

“Since its inception two years ago, the Natrona Collective Health Trust has worked to develop our mission, priority funding areas, and infrastructure to allow us to launch these two new grant programs,” said Beth Worthen, CEO of the Trust. “I am excited to work with our nonprofit partners in new ways to benefit our community and state.”

Advocacy Grants

Advocacy grants are available to support a better community through the advocacy of policies and systems change to increase family resiliency, social inclusion, and civic engagement. Wyoming nonprofit organizations whose primary advocacy will benefit Natrona County residents in these areas are eligible for advocacy grants. Nonprofits currently receiving multi-year general operating grants from NCHT are not eligible to receive advocacy grants.

Award amounts: Two-year grants of $20,000-$100,000 per year

Grant application period: February 22-March 15, 2023

Boost Grants:

Boost grants are provided to support improving the internal capacity and infrastructure of nonprofits in Natrona County. Examples include technology enhancement, board development, and strategic planning activities. Any Natrona County 501c3 nonprofit, including those who are already receiving other NCHT funding, is eligible for funding.

Award Amounts: Up to $15,000.

Grant application period: Applications will open February 22 and will remain open as long as designated funds are available.

Multi-Year General Operating Grants

Multi-year general operating grants are available for Natrona County nonprofits providing programs and services to Natrona County residents in the areas of early childhood development, the prevention and mitigation of adverse childhood experiences (ACES), the creation of and support for positive childhood experiences (PCES), and the provision of mental/behavioral health services.

Nonprofits receiving advocacy grants are not eligible for multi-year general operating grants. Organizations that have previously received NCHT multi-year general operating grants may apply after their previous 2-year grant term has ended.

Award Amounts: Two-year grants of $20,000-$100,000 per year.

Grant Application Period: February 22-March 15, 2023

How to Apply

Each of the grant applications are available on the Grantmaking page on NCHT’s website beginning February 22. Applicants should expect to provide general contact and financial information and details on how the grant funds will be used. More information will be provided at the January 26 virtual event.

For questions about the grant opportunities, please contact Grants Manager Jeremy Yates.