Grants & Partner Funding

Program Overview

In 2022 voters approved to renew the 5th Cent Sales Tax, and since then the City of Laramie has awarded over $930,000 in contracts to local agencies through its Community Partners program. The purpose of the Community Partners program is to invest in agencies that provide vital services or activities to help make Laramie a great place to live, work, and play

Organizations eligible to receive Community Partner funding typically fall within the following categories:  Civic Organizations/Quasi-Governmental, Recreational/Arts and Culture, and Social Service Agencies. 

  • Civic Organizations/Quasi-Governmental are agencies that work collaboratively with the City of Laramie and/or Albany County government on shared community goals, concerns, and interests. Such agencies include the Albany County Public Library.
  • Recreational/Arts and Culture organizations, such as the Pilot Hill, Inc. and the Laramie Public Arts Coalition, exist to promote, sustain, and develop recreational, cultural, and leisure activities within the community. Some recreational and cultural partners, such as Freedom Has a Birthday and Laramie Plains Civic Centersponsor educational and community events that are designed to encourage diverse cultural experiences and promote a powerful sense of community.
  • Social Service Agencies, such as Interfaith Good Samaritan, Laramie Soup Kitchen, and CLIMB Wyoming, support or engage activities designed to enhance the wellbeing of individuals and families within the community. The services of these agencies primarily focus on basic human needs, such as access to programs and services designed to maintain human dignity, health, and the overall welfare of our citizens.

Meet Our Community Partners! 

Civic/Quasi-Governmental Agencies             

Albany County Public Library

Recreational/Cultural Agencies             

Laramie Bike Net

Laramie Plains Civic Center

Freedom has a Birthday

Laramie Plains Museum

Railroad Depot

Laramie Public Art Coalition

Pilot Hill, Inc.

Social Service Agencies

Albany County SAFE Project

Ark Regional Services

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

CLIMB Wyoming

Dev. Preschool & Daycare

Eppson Center for Seniors

Family Promise of Albany County

Home on the Range Animal Haven

Hospice of Laramie

Interfaith Good Samaritan

Laramie Downtown Clinic

Laramie Reproductive Health

Laramie Soup Kitchen

Laramie Youth Crisis Center