Key Areas of Support

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Support for single parents, married students with children, and non-traditional female students for the purchase of books and/or daycare.

Cathedral Home for Children

"Restore Hope, Strengthen Relationships, Build Futures" - Career Education Program; Equine Psycotherapy Program; Transition and Aftercare Program

Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership

Through ideas, words and images, we encourage people to examine the personal values and principles that anchor their lives, guide their actions, and nourish their sense of deeper purpose. In the process the Center serves as a catalyst, empowering individuals and organizations to share their inspiration with others.  Standing Tall; Cowboy Ethics

Child Development Services

To begin developing a system of service provision that meets the social and emotional needs of preschool children and their families.  The program involves the three key entities in the field - early childhood programs, developmental preschools, and mental health clinicians.  

Children's Advocacy Project

To provide coordinated forensic and comprehensive services for alleged victims of child maltreatment and children who witness violence in order to minimize trauma to children, to break the cycle of abuse and to foster a more effective and efficient community response to child maltreatment.

Climb Wyoming

To train and place low-income single mothers in careers that successfully support their families.

Dine And Discover, Laramie

A community inspired event spearheaded by a group of Albany County residents and organizations to support young children and families in an evening that engages them in a myriad of healthy, family centric activities.  At each event families participate in child centered conversation, share a hot meal together, learn about support provided by community organizations, engage in hands on literacy based activities, receive a book for each child to build the home library and take home food bags that will supplement  the family's nutritional needs. 

Ellbogen Leadership and Advocacy Institute

The Ellbogen Institute for Leadership and Advocacy is designed to develop educational leaders who understand and are able to articulate the complex challenge of educating all children.

Ellbogen Meritorious Schools

Recognition - 20% of teaching staff National Board Certified or 80% participation of teaching staff and principal in one component part of the process.

"Every Child Ready to Read", "Every Child Ready for Math"

Created by the Lee Pesky Learning Center, this booklet provides parents and early childhood educators with easy, fun tips to help children become good readers and good mathematicians. The tips are based on the latest research, and are designed specifically for parents of children ages birth to 5 years old. (These resources are no longer available for distribution).

Fund for Teachers

Enrich the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities.

GRADUATE:  All Students Successful

An Ellbogen Foundation Initiative to increase the services and supports necessary for more students, especially at-risk students, to complete high school with a diploma and increase capacity of students who do graduate to succeed in their first year of postsecondary education/training or their first year in a job.

Healthy Birth Infant Brains Foundation

Dedicated to the prevention of learning disabilities and delays and other neurodevelopmental problems.

Healthy Families, Healthy Children and Student Achievement Grant 

Prevention and Health Literacy. To direct increased attention and resources towards community based programs that would enable and encourage Wyoming citizens to assume more responsibility for their health and fitness throughout life.  Campbell County School District school based Health Clinic.

Interfaith of Natrona County

Provides assistance to those in need - shelter, food, clothing, prescription, transportation, personal care items, medical care, dental care and other support services. 

Laramie County Community College

GED Students - Test Fees and Scholarships; GEAR UP - Career exploration and readiness services to low-income, at-risk secondary school students; Partnership diploma Program

Leadership Wyoming

To provide leaders who are committed to excellence and progress in Wyoming the opportunity to better understand general public policy issues, economic and social diversity and the challenges facing our state; and to prepare them, through shared mutual interests and the leadership skills developed, to be active in building a better Wyoming.

Mercer Family Resource Center

A family resource center providing education, counseling, and prevention services that build stronger and healthier youth and families. 

Meritorious Classroom Teaching

The intent of these awards is to foster, encourage, and reward excellence in classroom teaching. Awards are granted each spring to teachers in the Natrona County School District.

National Jewish Health

Research for the treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Dr. James Crapo. 

Natrona County International Baccalaureate Program and Meritorious Classroom Teaching

To pay testing fees for Natrona County students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program; the intent of these awards is to foster, encourage, and reward excellence in classroom teaching.

The Nature Conservancy, Wyoming Chapter

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

Raising Readers

Encouraging parents to read to their young children by providing beautiful new books as part of their well child health care visits.

Teton Literacy Center

Changing lives through the power of literacy, at-risk children and families. Parent education, pre-school screenings and literacy classes. 

Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation

Student scholarships to those who do not meet the Hathaway Scholarship guidelines but want to continue their education in Wyoming at community colleges, trade and vocational schools or the University.

University of Wyoming

  • Alumni Association - Student Scholarship
  • American Heritage Center - Civics Initiative
  • Athletics - Student Scholarship
  • College of Agriculture - Wyoming Communities, Agriculture and Rural Living Projects 
  • College of Arts and Sciences - International Studies Internship and Research; Global Engagement
  • College of Business - Excellence Fund in Entrepreneurship and New Ventures; 50K Entrepreneurship Competition
  • College of Education - Bill Berube Memorial Scholarship; Dean's Excellence Fund; Garland Early Career Fellowship; Honor a Teacher Scholarship; Literacy Research Center and Clinic - Community Outreach and Partnership and Graduate Fellowship; Teaching and Learning Symposium
  • College of Engineering - Next Generation; Engineers Without Borders, Fluids Lab
  • College of Health Sciences - Geriatrics Education; Addiction Studies
  • College of Law - Center for International Human Rights
  • Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching
  • Wyoming Family Medicine Residency - Honduras Health Care Program; Oral Health; Pregnancy and Parenting Program
  • Wyoming Technology Business Center

Volunteers of America

Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D - a leadership and empowerment camp for 5th and 6th grade at-risk youth.

Wyoming Afterschool Alliance

Equal access for all children to high quality expanded learning opportunities, which will enrich and support the lives of children, families and communities.

Wyoming Community Foundation

Serves donors and communities by connecting them to causes they care most about.

Wyoming Early Childhood Partnership/Wyoming Kids First Initiative

Lead a public-private partnership in the development of an accessible and sustainable, high quality, early childhood system that supports communities and families.

Wyoming Family Home Ownership Program

To prepare and support lower income working families with children in Cheyenne and Laramie with the resources needed to successfully achieve first time home ownership.

Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies

"Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope" - Distribute food and products to agencies serving Wyoming's needy children, seniors, and families.

Wyoming Meth Project

A large scale prevention program aimed at significantly reducing first time meth use through public service messaging, public policy and community outreach. 

Wyoming National Board Certification Initiative

To strengthen the quality of classroom teaching in Wyoming's public schools by increasing the number of National Board Certified teachers to a level of national leadership. National Board Certification is the highest credential in the teaching profession. It is a rigorous assessment of teacher performance.

Wyoming, We The People

This program is sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, is a yearly competition for American high school students.  Six units focus on a particular area of Constitutional interest - from the philosophical underpinnings and Constitutional Convention to modern day implications.

Wyoming Women's Foundation

Invests in the economic self-sufficiency of women and the future of girls. “When women and girls prosper, communities thrive."

"You and Your Baby", "You and Your Toddler"

"You and Your Baby", contains routines with babies from birth to 18 months. "You and Your Toddler", contains routines with toddlers from 18 months to 3 years.


 ** Please note: The Ellbogen Foundation does NOT fund capital construction requests.