To create or cause change, primarily for the benefit of the people of the State of Wyoming through the support of science, education, and charity.


Empower the people of Wyoming to lead healthy lives in thriving communities.


One of the greatest gifts my parents gave to me is the deep sense of belonging here [in Wyoming], taking ownership, and searching for ways to enhance the quality of life for our citizens. Without my parents I would not have this privilege. I would not be doing this work.  

Each day I wonder about the possibilities for a “better” Wyoming and through the work of the Foundation I have the opportunity to respond to the best of them. It doesn’t get any better than that. 

Theodore Roosevelt said, “Far away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” I am living it. 

Cheers Dad!

Mary Ellbogen Garland, President 


2017 Fund for Teachers Fellows

David Day, Uinta County School District #1, Evanston Sharolyn Griffith, Lincoln County School District #2, Afton Tara Jones-Alley, Laramie County School District #1, Cheyenne

Fall 2017 Reports

Reports for Fall 2016 grantees are due via electronic submission on August 27, 2017. Guidelines are posted on this website.

Fall 2017 Letter of Inquiry

Letters of Inquiry are due via electronic submission on August 4, 2017. Guidelines are posted on this website.

2017-2018 National Board Certification Cohort

Teachers interested in National Board Certification will be able to register as a candidate for the 2017-2018 cycle on April 1st.