Policy & Advocacy

Who:

Wyoming nonprofits whose work aligns with The Trust’s advocacy agenda.

What:

Amplifying the voices within the nonprofit sector as they work to improve the systems and policies that impact our community’s health is an important part of the Trust’s mission. Our advocacy agenda encourages systems change in the following areas:

  • Strengthening supports by increasing access to mental healthcare services, expanding support for positive childhood experiences/early childhood development, and preventing childhood trauma in Natrona County.
  • Ensuring every Natrona County resident can thrive by eliminating disparities that affect health access and outcomes to ensure that every resident has a fair opportunity to achieve their highest level of health and wellbeing.
  • Promoting civic engagement to empower Natrona County residents to participate in public policy decisions that shape their health and wellbeing.
  • Championing our nonprofit organizations through sustained and increased funding as well as improved coordination between nonprofits and government.

How:

We address our advocacy priorities through providing advocacy grants and training, engaging in media outreach and policy analysis, fostering relationships with policymakers, and building coalitions across nonprofit, economic, education, and governmental sectors.

As a 501c(3) private foundation, the Trust is prohibited from supporting or opposing candidates for office as well as engaging in communication with policymakers to influence specific legislation or ballot initiatives.

If you have a policy & advocacy opportunity for the Trust, please contact Beth Worthen.