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February 2, 2022

Daniels Fund gives $6.6 million in grants
and scholarships in Wyoming in 2021

Crosses $1 billion giving milestone

The Daniels Fund reached $1 billion in total giving and distributed $6.6 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students in Wyoming in 2021. Throughout its four-state region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, the Daniels Fund provided more than $60.5 million in grants and scholarships in 2021.

In December, the Daniels Fund reached the milestone of $1 billion in giving since its founding in 2000. During that time, the foundation has awarded more than 13,000 grants and nearly 4,600 college scholarships. To read stories of people impacted by the Daniels Fund, visit

“Bill Daniels had a vision to make life better for people in the states that meant so much to him,” said Hanna Skandera, President and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “I believe he would be thrilled to see the impact more than $1 billion invested in our communities has made. Bill’s generosity will continue to change lives for generations to come.”

Communities across Wyoming are benefiting from $4.3 million in grants to outstanding nonprofits throughout the state in 2021. The Daniels Fund makes grants in eight funding areas specified by its founder, Bill Daniels: Aging, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education Reform, Homeless & Disadvantaged, and Youth Development.

Organizations that were awarded grants for programs in Wyoming in 2021 include 12-24 Club, Ark Regional Services, Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne, Casper Family YMCA, Central Wyoming Boys & Girls Club, CLIMB Wyoming, Evanston Child Development Center, Food Bank of the Rockies, Girls on the Run Wyoming, High Country Senior Citizens, Impact Wyoming, Junior Achievement - Rocky Mountain, Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne, Natrona County Meals on Wheels, Raising Readers in Wyoming, Special Olympics Wyoming, TeachUNITED, Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, Washakie County Senior Citizens Center, Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, Wyoming Dementia Care, Wyoming Heritage Foundation, Wyoming Rescue Mission, Wyoming Women's Business Center, and YMCA Sheridan County, in addition to continuing grant support for American Legion Wonderful Wyoming Boys State, Casper Boxing Club, and H Diamond W Youth Camp.

Wyoming students received more than $2.3 million in scholarships through the Daniels Fund’s two distinct scholarship programs. The Daniels Scholarship Program provides college scholarships to deserving high school seniors. The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program provides funding to participating colleges to offer scholarships to non-traditional students.

About the Daniels Fund
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit to learn more.
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