One of the greatest gifts my parents gave to me is the deep sense of belonging here [in Wyoming], taking ownership, and searching for ways to enhance the quality of life for our citizens. Without my parents I would not have this privilege. I would not be doing this work.  

Each day I wonder about the possibilities for a “better” Wyoming and through the work of the Foundation I have the opportunity to respond to the best of them. It doesn’t get any better than that. 

Theodore Roosevelt said, “Far away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” I am living it. 

Cheers Dad!

Mary Ellbogen Garland, President 

Foundation Guidance


Donor Intent Is The Essential Criteria For Every Board And Staff Decision* 

Mission Statement

To create or cause change primarily for the benefit of the people of the State of Wyoming through the support of science, education, and charity.


Empower the people of Wyoming to lead healthy lives in thriving communities.

Value Statements

We act out of integrity and honesty in all our relationships

We approach our work with purpose and thoughtful consideration

We actively seek out and are enriched by the expertise of and partnership with others

We use our resources to energize, engage and inspire toward positive, systemic outcomes

We fulfill our commitments in good faith for the common good



Fall 2018 Letter of Inquiry

Letters of Inquiry are due via electronic submission between September 20 and September 27, 2018. LOI form and guidelines are posted here.

Fall 2018 Reports

Reports for Fall 2018 Grantees are due via electronic submission on or before October 8, 2018. Guidelines are posted on this website.

2018-2019 National Board Certification Cohort

Registration for the 2018 - 2019 National Board Certification cohort opened April 1st. Visit- www.nbpts.org for more information.

2018 Fund for Teachers Fellows

Angelia Lambert from Evanston will attend the Morningside Teachers' Academy in Seattle to receive instruction and hands on teaching using the principles of Behavior Analysis. Aaron Dalton, Deanne Davis and Cornia Lex are working as a team on aligning…