17 Grants Awarded in Spring Grant Cycle

The Community Foundation of Teton Valley is proud to announce the awarding of 17 grants to Teton Valley organizations during the 2015 spring grant cycle for a total of $27,538.00. “We received 22 grant applications requesting a total of $52,854 during this grant cycle, making it the largest pool of grant applicants that we have…

We LOVE Your LOVE!

Candlelit dinner reservations are being made, bouquets of red roses are being scheduled for delivery and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are flying off store shelves, which can mean only one thing…Valentine’s Day is almost here.  In honor of the holiday, we want to share our love for the people who love Teton Valley. Right now,…

Granting for a Greater Tomorrow

“Improving Lives through the Power of Generosity,” that is the mission behind the Community Foundation of Teton Valley and, with the help of generous Tin Cup Challengers and other private donors, that is just what the organization did in 2014.  As the first month of the New Year draws to a close, the Community Foundation…

Thanks Giving

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and with it comes the pervasive feeling of gratitude that has become a hallmark of the holiday season. It’s a cheerful time of year when we seem quicker to help our fellow man and more mindful of all that we have to be thankful for in our own lives.  Here…

Exceptional Board, Exceptional Org

EXCEPTIONAL…”Forming an exception, rare; better than average; deviating from the norm” (www.merriam-webster.com). A four-syllable adjective that means so much and yet so little at the same time. The definition, it seems, doesn’t do the word justice, leaving us to define in our own lives and on our own terms what and who is truly exceptional.…

Fall Attitude of Gratitude

For many of us in Teton Valley, fall marks the time of quiet planning and preparation for the winter ahead.  The dog days of summer are behind us and with it the myriad social gatherings and outings that always seem to mark summer in the Tetons.  In its place, is the quiet coolness of Autumn…

Take the Lead

What is the difference between managing and leading my organization?  How do I motivate the individuals within my organization?  What practices can I implement to strengthen my leadership skills? How do I become a more effective leader? As individuals in the nonprofit sector, we’ve all asked these questions of ourselves from time to time; whether…