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Reflecting on 2021

Together: we made a difference.

Dear Foundation Friends,

Last year went by in the blink of an eye. Last year was also the slowest year I can remember. 2021 visited us with surprises at every turn but I want to note that our community developed thoughtful solutions and became more knowledgeable about issues and impacts. We did last year together as a whole community, with generosity and empathy.

To help remember all the good that came from 2021, we offer our annual report. It’s a marker in time and also reminds us of all that can be accomplished in a year through partnerships and friendships.

Here are a few highlights from last year:

  • The Community Emergency Response Fund deployed more than $4.1 million to date towards essential needs through our nonprofit partners. Funding supported everything from food for our students, vaccination clinics for children, and expanded summer camps, to free Friday meals for seniors. We also moved the needle on behavioral health. With your help, the Fund has reached $5.3 million since its inception in 2020 and continues to put dollars on the ground where they are most needed.
  • Through Competitive Grants, the Foundation directed $563,800 to local nonprofit organizations and another $25,000 through Youth Philanthropy grants. The Grants Committee is dedicated to funding nonprofit partners where they need it most and we are fortunate to have incredible students who review proposals for Youth Philanthropy, learning how generosity translates to community.
  • A total of $704,300 was directed to local youths through the Teton County Scholarship Program in 2021, assisting our youth with rising college costs. Our community always helps the next generation.
  • Old Bill’s Fun Run celebrated 25 years of outstanding philanthropy by raising an astonishing $19,722,220! Although we couldn’t have Race Day, we did celebrate with a rubber duckie regatta, scavenger hunt and an in-person, enthusiastic Awards Party. We learned that 1 in 3 households in Teton County participates every year.

The annual report is filled with names – you, your family and friends, your neighbors and co-workers, our business owners and community leaders. The names clearly show that Teton County residents are united in supporting each other.

You can find the annual report here. We had an unpredictable year and yet, through you, we rose to the challenges and celebrated the beauty.

Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Warm Regards,
Laurie Andrews
President, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
2021 Annual Report Cover
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