The Ellbogen Foundation will not have a formal grantmaking process in the fall of 2020, and has not identified dates for a formal grant cycle at this time. Letters of inquiry submitted outside of the window posted for subsequent grant cycles will not be reviewed. The Foundation Board and staff continue to assess the needs of people across Wyoming, and will support COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts. Please check the website for updates to this process.


The Ellbogen Foundation requires a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) as the first step in the grant request process. A period of time is set out before each fall Board meeting when the Foundation will receive and review letters that are input into the form below. Formal grant proposals will be invited after letters are reviewed. Letters that are not received in the following form will not be shared or reviewed for formal proposal consideration. 

To download a copy of the LOI Requirements for your use before inputting content into the form, please click here: LOI Guidelines

If you have any questions about or experience technical difficulties with the LOI, please contact Becca Steinhoff:  307-575-2443 


As you generate content for the fields below, please consider the following: 

  • The Foundation values a systemic approach to problem-solving that recognizes the multidimensional nature of needs and problems as well as solutions. Partnership and collaboration is critical to achieving systems-wide and sustainable change in skills, knowledge, mindsets, behaviors and/or circumstances. 
  • The Foundations sees capacity building as an intentional, integrated process that spans every priority area to develop and invest in the future capabilities of individuals, organizations,  and communities so that they move toward sustainable, meaningful change.