Wyoming Humanities awards thousands in grant dollars to organizations across the state

Seven non-profit organizations throughout the state received significant grants from Wyoming Humanities.

Wyoming Crossroads Grants are part of an initiative to apply humanities perspectives locally, helping to realize growth through change.  Since the program’s inception, Wyoming Humanities has awarded hundreds of thousands in Wyoming Crossroads grants.

This cycle of grants is designed to support public humanities projects related to either programming or publications.

The organizations who received these grants—as well as the amount and the project title—are:

Buffalo Bill Memorial Association – $10,000: Art and Advertising in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West

Fort Phil Kearny & Bozeman Trail Association – $8,800: American Indian Interpretive Ranger Program

Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum – $5,200: How Violent was the ‘Wild West’? A Series of History Programming Featuring Dr. Elliott West  

Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited – $10,000: Mountains of Color Film Festival 2024

Relative Theatrics – $5,000: Exploring Identity, Community, Connection, Persistence, and Change through Theatre

Wind River Community Alliance – $10,000: Community Connections Program in the Greater Wind River Area

Wyoming National Guard Historical Society – $10,000: “Telling Our Story”: Wyoming National Guard History Book Project, 1870–2020

In this competitive grant cycle, applications were reviewed by a panel of humanities experts, including members of the organization’s board of directors.

Wyoming Humanities has taken the lead in this multi-faceted statewide campaign to dig deep into the themes of Wyoming’s identity, sense of community, connection to the land, persistence, and ability to manage change. 

For more information about these and other grant programs available from Wyoming Humanities, visit thinkwy.org/grants.