Established in 1999, the Wyoming Women’s Foundation (WYWF) is one of a family of funds held at the Wyoming Community Foundation. WYWF makes grants and spearheads initiatives that benefit women and girls as well as our communities overall. As a statewide leader dedicated to promoting women and girls, we leverage funds through our endowment, and grantmaking is focused on lasting change.
WYWF is advised by a volunteer board that helps to set granting and advocacy direction, and to raise funds to carry out its mission. The mission of the Wyoming Women’s Foundation is to invest in the economic self-sufficiency of women and opportunities for girls in Wyoming.
Our Advisory Board is…
made up of women from across the state who understand the issues and possess expertise in program development and evaluation. These women share knowledge and best practices among large and small communities and guide the fundraising and grant-making process. With a lens focused on state and community needs and systems change, the Wyoming Women’s Foundation seeks to fund worthwhile programs and strengthen organizations that are helping women and girls reach their potential.
Chair, Casper, WY
Vice-Chair, Cheyenne, WY
Parliamentarian, Cheyenne, WY
Ashlyn Brennan, Casper, WY
Melissa Cassutt, Jackson, WY
Bernadine Craft, Rock Springs, WY
Jennifer Leinonen, Casper, WY
Lindsay Linton Buk, Jackson, WY
Dawn Royal, Greybull, WY
Heidi Zajic Eckland, Sheridan, WY
Honorary Trustees are former Board members and champions of the Wyoming Women’s Foundation.
The Hon. Nancy Freudenthal
Anne S. Ladd
Doyen P. McIntosh
Stacie Sumner McDonald