Guide to Starting a Charitable Nonprofit in Wyoming
Compiled by the Wyoming Nonprofit Network
Harbor Compliance helps nonprofits register for charitable solicitation nationwide, obtain corporate income and sales tax exemptions, secure licensing for commercial co-ventures and fundraising professionals, form entities, and achieve 501(c) tax exemption. Harbor Compliance offers service in every state, including Wyoming.
Fundraising Registration - 41 states require registration. Charitable solicitation is regulated on the state-level and the requirements vary by state. Wyoming doesn't
require registration, but if you solicit donors in other states you need to check to see if there is a requirement.
Wyoming Nonprofit Compliance - Required annual filings
Wyoming Fundraising Licensing
How to Start a Nonprofit Organization in Wyoming - Harbor Compliance
A2Z Filings (WNN affiliate business member) - The Business of Charity - Helping People Help People
Alliance for Nonprofit Management
Board Source *
Free Management Library
National Council of Nonprofits
Nonprofit Risk Management Center
2018 Wyoming Nonprofit Salary and Benefit Survey
Wyoming Nonprofit Sector Report
Special Announcement Grants:
See COVID-19 page for all funding announcements related to the Coronavirus response.
Laura Jane Musser Fund
Through the Rural Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund encourages collaborative and participatory efforts among residents in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions. The applicant community must have a population of 10,000 or fewer. Program planning grants up to $5,000 and program implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 1 – October 1, 2020.
Through the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund supports projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups of community members of different cultural backgrounds. Project planning grants up to $5,000 or implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. New programs or projects in their first three years are eligible. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 15 – October 15, 2020.
Complete guidelines are available at http://www.musserfund.org.
Wyoming Nonprofit Network members can purchase annual subscription for $75.00 per year.
Foundation Center provides free funding information through more than 400 Funding Information Network locations across the U.S. and several countries. These resources include Foundation Center databases, publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers. In Wyoming, there are four locations: Campbell County Public Library System, Park County Public Library, Teton County Library and Laramie County Library System.
List of Foundations - This list was developed by the Wyoming Business Council. While it contains 200 organizations, it is not representative of every available source of funding for Wyoming nonprofits or communities. If the foundation has a website, there is a hyperlink. If there isn't a website, we recommend you research information about the foundation on the GuideStar website.
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