WYWF’s response to COVID-19

The Wyoming Women’s Foundation, as priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation, is following the recommendation of Governor Mark Gordon, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and we are closing our office spaces for a short time. WYWF has also ceased work-related travel. We are taking every precaution to take care of the health of our state and continue to protect others.

We aren’t physically in our offices, but we are committed to helping strengthen our communities in good and bad times. WYWF staff are well-prepared to work remotely and we are able to conduct business fairly normally. We are here for our donors and nonprofits who may have questions for us. Staff remain available by e-mail or phone to assist you with any inquiry, donation or grant request you may have. Please feel free to contact us on our main line at 307-721-8300 or by email.
During this global health crisis, we will be keeping you up to date on the effects COVID-19 is having on women and girls.
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The Wyoming Community Foundation has established the Covid-19 Immediate Needs Fund and will also be accepting money for their Unrestricted Endowment. The two funds will allow grantmaking to nonprofit organizations immediately and as needs arise in upcoming months and coming years.

Thank you to everyone focused on helping our community during this challenging time!

WYWF is grateful for the community support we have already witnessed throughout the state and we hope the following resources are helpful as we continue to navigate such an unprecedented time.

Women in the News

It’s tempting to think that a virus doesn’t discriminate. Yet, research is beginning to demonstrate the ways in which gender plays a role in coronavirus exposure, transmission and mortality.
As Kentucky continues to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s important for those most at risk to practice social distancing. That’s why one Louisville woman, Erin Hinson, started Louisville COVID-19 Match, a program to help the city’s most at-risk residents during the next few weeks.
As the coronavirus snakes its way around the world — canceling events, shuttering offices and suspending classes — some health experts worry that the crisis could put women at a disproportionate risk, exacerbating gender, social and economic fault lines.