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



Spring 2020 Grant Cycle

The Ellbogen Foundation will not have a spring 2020 grant cycle, so no grants will be awarded until the fall of 2020. Dates for the fall grant cycle will be posted to the website in June 2020.

Spring 2020 Grant Reports

Reports for the spring 2020 grantees are due to the Foundation via electronic submission on or before April 30, 2020. Guidelines are posted on this website.

2019 Fund for Teachers Fellows

Three teachers were selected as Fund for Teachers fellows in 2019, and will be supported by a total of $8,576.