Teton Youth and Family Services has the good fortune of having a large number of great friends and supporters through both good and difficult times. However, there are a few friends of the agency that really stand out. This past summer two of them (two couples) generously agreed to fund a 2 for 1 challenge grant for $100,000. The plan was for every $2 we brought in to be matched by $1, with the end result being a total income of $300,000. We decided to increase the challenge by only counting new or increased donations. Many of you have received letters, requests and invitations from us and have responded generously. We are excited to let you know, as of February 15th we have met the challenge! To receive that level of support validates the importance of our work and your commitment to children and families.
Those dollars have and will be used to fill the funding gap from reduced income from the State to maintain staff, facilities, and equipment so we can continue the valuable programs that serve hundreds of children each year. Programs that help children and families avoid crisis and others to help them out of crisis. I hope you will take a little time to read about some of those programs in the following articles.
THANK YOU to all of our generous donors throughout this year and especially to our Challenge Grant underwriters!