The next Ellbogen Foundation grant cycle will be in the late summer and fall of 2023. The website will be updated with the dates of and timeline for that process by June 12, 2023.


The Ellbogen Foundation grant cycle begins with a letter of inquiry that must be submitted during a specified time frame. Letters that are not received in the LOI website form in the designated LOI submission timeframe will not be shared or reviewed for formal grant request consideration.

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 Board meeting when the Foundation will receive and review letters that are input into a form that will appear below during that designated timeframe. Formal grant proposals will be invited after letters are reviewed. Letters that are not received in the form in the designated LOI submission timeframe will not be shared or reviewed for formal proposal consideration.

To download a copy of the LOI Form and Requirements for your use before inputting content into the form during the designated LOI timeframe, please click here: LOI Requirements

If you would like to meet in advance of the grantmaking timeline to discuss a letter of inquiry and the requirements for submission, please contact Becca Steinhoff:  307-575-2443 
Please do not submit a Letter of Inquiry form for the following expenses, as these requests will not be funded:
  • Capital campaigns or building renovation costs,
  • Lobbying,
  • Conducting voter registration drives or influencing public elections.
As you generate content for the fields below, please consider the following:
  • The Foundation prioritizes funding for initiatives and activities that serve the state of Wyoming or a region of the state. Occasionally, funding will be granted to particularly innovative or enterprising initiatives and activities that serve only a single community.
  • 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 Foundation 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.

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