Willow Street Financial Services LLC is pleased to announce that Barbara J. Hoeft, principal, has been appointed to the Competitive Grant Committee of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. As part of a sub-committee focusing on health and human services, she is responsible for reviewing grant requests specific to such non-profits as Teton Youth & Family Services, Habitat for Humanity, Good Samaritan Mission and the Community Counseling Center, all local organizations in Jackson Wyoming. After sub-committee recommendations are made, all competitive grant submissions are voted on by the full committee. In their last grant cycle the grant-making committee awarded donations that totaled nearly $400,000.
Ms. Hoeft noted: “The opportunity to learn about the incredible amount of effort that goes on behind the scenes In Jackson’s non-profit community has been very humbling. I have been truly touched by the stories I’ve heard about lives being saved and changed by the hard work of these organizations.”
The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole works with non-profits and donors to establish personal philanthropic funds. In addition the competitive grant program, the Foundation organizes Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities, an innovative fundraiser for local non-profits that has raised nearly $91 million dollars over the past sixteen years.