the equipoise fund

2018 Grantees

    • University of Wyoming

    • Grant: $2500
    • Wyoming Festival Sponsorship for women composers

    • Impact:

      “The Equipoise Fund’s support of the Wyoming Equality Awards for women composers at the Wyoming Festival caused us to see a 40% increase in the number of women applicants. And that, of course, leads to more women being chosen by the judges. What a tremendous gift that is!”

      – Anne M. Guzzo, Wyoming Festival Director

    • Find out more at: http://anneguzzo.com/
    • Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus

    • Grant: $2740
    • Leap Into Leadership Conference sponsorship

    • Impact:

       “Sponsors such as The Equipoise Fund play a substantial role in our ability to bring quality speakers to Wyoming for Leap into Leadership. We appreciate the support and mentorship Mickey and her team provide for an important event that brings women from all over Wyoming together.” 

      – Representative Cathy Connolly, Leadership Board Member, Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus

    • Find out more at: http://wyowlc.org/leap-into-leadership/
    • Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus

    • Grant: $5000
    • Operations support following fledge from The Equipoise Fund

    • Impact:

      “The Equipoise Fund has provided a crucial leg up for women and girls throughout Wyoming to have a voice and share their passion. Their ability to nurture worthwhile projects and support nonprofits in Wyoming has been instrumental in changing the landscape and providing opportunities for women and girls across the state. We are proud to have the support of Mickey and The Equipoise Fund.” 

      – Senator Affie Ellis, Leadership Board Member, Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus

    • Find out more at: https://wyowlc.org/
    • GAP!

    • Grant: $1000
    • Angelique Kidjo performance at Center for the Arts

    • Impact:

      “I feel this opportunity supplied by the Equipoise Fund was by far one of the most powerful experiences the girls had ever had. It quickly became apparent how vividly they saw in Angelique a soul who faced struggle with a bravery that was profound to their novice eyes. ”

      – Jessica Yeomans, GAP!’s Executive Director

    • Find out more at: http://www.gapjh.org
    • Wyoming Public Media

    • Grant: $1000
    • Lynne Simpson Women in Media Program

    • Impact:

      “I’m so grateful to the Women in Media Program for giving me the resources to learn all the ways to approach radio: through news, cultural affairs, and podcasts. Without Women in Media funding, I wouldn’t have been able to dip my toes in so many different pools, before finally finding my true radio love: storytelling through podcasts. Women in Media has impacted my life so much, and made the success of the projects I work on at Wyoming Public Radio possible.”

      – Erin Jones, Women in Media Program Participant

    • Find out more at: http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org
    • University of Wyoming Gender and Women’s Studies

    • Grant: $1000
    • Internship with Dr. Susan Dewey, PhD.

    • Impact:

      Michala Glover, recipient of the internship TEF funded, worked organizing the Symposium on Transformative Education in Prison and Beyond, which was attended by colleagues from four different countries and numerous states. She also worked intensively on research on higher education in prison programs, allowing Gender & Women’s Studies Wyoming Pathways from Prison project to flourish in meaningful ways.”

      – Susan Dewey, Gender & Women’s Studies Director

    • Find out more at: http://www.uwyo.edu/gwst/wpfp/
    • Womentum

    • Grant: $1000
    • Program support

    • Impact:

      Now in it’s 14th year, Womentum has over 350 alumnae who are serving a multitude of leadership roles; they have started businesses, launched creative ventures, run successful campaigns for public office, and are serving on nonprofit boards.”

      – Samantha Eddy, Womentum Executive Director

    • Find out more at: https://www.womentumwyo.org
    • Womentum

    • Grant: $1000
    • 2018 Annual Conference sponsorship

    • Impact:

      “The 2018 Women in Leadership Summit was an incredible success with over 250 attendees. Exploring the theme of “Courage to Lead”, keynote speaker Bettina Whyte addressed being a female leader in a male dominated field, having the courage to be yourself, and the importance of mentorship.”

      Samantha Eddy, Womentum Executive Director

    • Find out more at: https://www.womentumwyo.org
    • Wyoming Latina Youth Conference

    • Grant: $1000
    • Conference attendee sponsorship

    • Impact:

      “I believe that we can defy the odds and go against the statistics. We are exposing young Latinas to all aspects of achieving aspiring wealth. It’s about confidence, self-esteem and fostering an attitude of ‘I CAN DO IT!’ It’s giving these girls the skills and ability to think beyond their urgent needs of everyday living.”

      Dr. Cecelia Aragon, Wyoming Latina Youth Conference Executive Director

    • Find out more at: http://www.wyominglatinayouthconference.com
    • Wyoming Women’s Foundation

    • Grant: $1000
    • Program support

    • Impact:

      The Wyoming Women’s Foundation (WYWF) used the generous grant from the Equipoise Foundation to carry out our mission to help women achieve economic self-sufficiency and provide opportunities for girls. Thanks to your operational support, WYWF made grants that improve accessibility to girls in scientific exhibits and a matched savings program for women looking to start their own business, save for education or secure stable housing for their family.”

      – Rebekah Smith, WYWF Director

    • Find out more at: https://wywf.org