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February 6, 2023

Daniels Fund surpasses $100 million
in grants and scholarships given in Wyoming

Gives $5.5 million in the state in 2022

The Daniels Fund distributed $5.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students in Wyoming in 2022, and reached $101 million in total giving in the state since its inception in 2000. Throughout its four-state region of Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, the Daniels Fund provided $63.8 million in grants and scholarships last year.

“Bill Daniels had a generous heart for all people and created the Daniels Fund to spark hope and improve lives in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah,” said Hanna Skandera, President and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “It is an honor to carry forward his legacy of supporting people who want to change their futures as well as giving the next generation more opportunity.”

Communities across Wyoming are benefiting from $3.5 million in grants this past year to highly effective nonprofits throughout the state. The Daniels Fund makes grants in eight funding areas as directed by its founder, Bill Daniels: Aging, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Early Childhood Education, Homeless & Disadvantaged, K-12 Education Reform, and Youth Development. More details are available on each of the grant funding areas at

Organizations awarded grants in 2022 for programs serving people in Wyoming include 12-24 Club, Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of Campbell County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming, Brain Injury Association of Wyoming, Casper Boxing Club, Central Wyoming Senior Services, Cheyenne Classical Academy, Cheyenne YMCA, Child Development Center of Natrona County, CLIMB Wyoming, CyberWyoming Alliance, Evanston Youth Club for Boys and Girls, Johnson County Family YMCA, Kemmerer Senior Citizens Center, Magic City Enterprises, Mike Sedar BMX Parents Association, Powell Senior Citizens Ago-Go, Proud To Host The Best, Second Chance Ministries, SHAPPS, Unaccompanied Students Initiative, Weston County Senior Services, Willow Creek Elementary, Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom, Wyoming Classical Academy, Wyoming FFA Foundation, Wyoming Rescue Mission, Wyoming Women’s Business Center, and Youth Emergency Services, in addition to continuing support for Impact Wyoming and Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain Incorporated.

Wyoming students received $2 million in scholarships in 2022 through the Daniels Fund’s two distinct scholarship programs. The Daniels Scholarship Program provides college scholarships to high school seniors with great potential, strong character, and big dreams. The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program provides funding to participating colleges to offer scholarships to non-traditional students.

The Daniels Fund also provided grant funding for ethics education at the University of Wyoming through the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.

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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