Thank you for your interest in ServeWyoming's Pro Bono Volunteer Network. Rather than cash grants, ServeWyoming facilitates grants of professional consulting services called "Service Grants." Awardees are granted the help of one of our pro bono volunteers who work in a variety of fields and are interested in sharing their skills with a qualified nonprofit. The pro bono volunteer will work with your nonprofit for a short-term, specific project designed to build capacity within your nonprofit.
ServeWyoming partners with many organizations doing important work in a range of issue areas. Unfortunately, our own funding limitations keep us from awarding Service Grants to all organizations that apply and our ability to match you with the services you seek is highly dependent on the availability of professional volunteers. Organizations are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as the application period opens, so we may beginning reaching out to professional volunteers with expertise you seek.
Our next application period is TBD, but please check back often and review the following grant criteria so you are prepared to apply as soon as the application period opens. If you have questions regarding our grant criteria or the content of any of our Service Grants, please contact the ServeWyoming office and we will be happy to answer your questions.
- Be classified as a 501(c)3, be under the fiscal sponsorship of a 501(c)3, or be a program of a 501(c)3.
- In addition to a completed application with signatures from both the nonprofit and the nonprofit's board chair person, ServeWyoming requires the nonprofit attach its operating budget, profit and loss statement, balance sheet, tax exemption letter and a list of current board members. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Be willing to seek new ways to improve and/or evaluate existing projects.
Staff, board and volunteers are open to cooperate with ServeWyoming to conduct pre and post evaluation to determine measurable impact.
- Complete ServeWyoming reports.
- Be willing to work with other nonprofits.
- Demonstrate strong and passionate leadership.
- Upon completion of service grant, be willing to work with ServeWyoming to provide additional data as needed.
- Have at least one-full time employee or a designated volunteer committed to working with the pro bono consultant.
In addition to our basic criteria, we also review an organization's readiness to take on a Service Grant. Readiness includes sufficient board and staff time for the Service Grant and a sound decision-making structure. We seek organizations with healthy finances, strong mission and programs, proven results and stable staff. Organizations must demonstrate one, clear need for the Service Grant.
We do not provide Service Grants to organizations that lack written policies about discrimination or have a track record of discriminating on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, disability, national origin, political affiliation or religious belief.
The next deadline to apply for a Service Grant is TBD. For more information contact ServeWyoming at 234-3428.