Johson County YMCA Receives Money From Daniels Fund

Wyoming nonprofit organizations serving youth, seniors, and the homeless are among the recipients of $1,510,350 in grants announced this week by the Daniels Fund.

The Johnson County Family YMCA was one of the recipients, and Executive Director Mike Quast said they are excited to receive the grant for their youth programs.

Other grant recipients include Big Horn County; Boy Scouts of America; Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming; Bright Futures Mentoring Program of Cody; Central Wyoming Rescue Mission of Casper; Dubois Youth Activities; Fathers in the Field of Lander; Help For Health Transitions Program of Riverton; Pine Haven Harwood Baseball Field project; Ten Sleep Senior Center upgrade project; and Western Plains Historic Preservation summer youth ethics, integrity and leadership program.

Linda Childears, President and CEO of the Daniels Fund, said “These organizations set a high standard for excellence in serving the people of Wyoming. We are honored to support their efforts to make life better in communities across the state.”

The Daniels Fund will award a projected $3.3 million in grants to Wyoming nonprofits in 2012 in funding areas that include: Aging, Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education Reform, Ethics & Integrity in Education, Homeless & Disadvantaged, and Youth Development.

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