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One Percent Foundation Gives $12,000 to CLIMB Wyoming

Cheyenne, WY – Following a thorough application and interview process, CLIMB Wyoming is proud to announce that it was the recipient of a $12,000.01 gift from the One Percent Foundation.

The One Percent Foundation (OPF) is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to addressing persistent global challenges by building a broad-based movement for next generation philanthropy. Don Wood of Cheyenne was the OPF member who nominated CLIMB Wyoming for the award.

CLIMB Wyoming trains and places single mothers in higher paying jobs. The organization operates six sites across Wyoming that reach out to women in 12 counties. The program has served more than 1,300 women, training and placing graduates in a variety of fields ranging from office administration and health care to welding and short haul trucking.

“We believe that philanthropy should not be driven by income or age, but by the power of collective action to create lasting change,” OPF states on its website. “Through our active participation, we are committed to spur innovation in philanthropy, the non-profit sector, and the problems they aim to solve.”

CLIMB Wyoming was recognized this year during OPF’s emphasis on organizations helping those in poverty.

As for the amount of the award, Wood says that the organization adds an additional one cent to the grant to recognize the foundation’s commitment of giving that extra one percent.

For more information about CLIMB Wyoming or to learn about giving opportunities, visit climbwyoming.org or call 307.778.4126.

To learn more about the One Percent Foundation, visit onepercentfoundation.org.