Carol McMurry Library Endowment

Contact Information
Brian Greene
Library Development Manager
(307) 777-6339

Library Grants   |   Individual Grants   |   McMurry Application   |   Wyoming Community Foundation

Carol McMurry Library Endowment: Strengthening Wyoming Libraries

The Carol McMurry Library Endowment was established in 2000 within the Wyoming Community Foundation to provide support to Wyoming library staff and volunteers and to publicly accessible Wyoming libraries in three areas:

  1. Education & Training (Library and Individual);
  2. Library Resources;
  3. Library Foundation Development.

Application deadlines for library grants are:

  • March 15 with notification by June 15 (spring cycle);
  • September 15 with notification by December 15 (fall cycle).

Application deadlines for competitive Individual Continuing Education grants are:

January 31 March 31 May 31 July 31 September 30 November 30

The Endowment encourages applications that are multi-institutional. This can include headquarters and branches, libraries of different types in a community, libraries in neighboring counties, or type of libraries.

Applications from county libraries should be submitted through the library’s 501[c]3 foundation.

Library Awards Follow a Multi-step Process:

  1. Applications are only accepted by the stated deadlines;
  2. The Wyoming Community Foundation makes an award approximately 120 days after the deadlines. (Individual Grants are made within 30 days after the deadlines);
  3. The WCF issues a check, award letter, and conditions of the award;
  4. The library or foundations returns the signed agreement;
  5. The WCF sends a check in the amount of the award upon receipt of the signed agreement;
  6. The library prepares a news release on its award;
  7. The library initiates and completes the project;
  8. The library submits a financial and results report.

More about Library Grants

Competitive Individual Awards are Administered by the Following Process:

  1. Applications are accepted by the stated deadlines;
  2. Individuals need 12 months employment or volunteer time at the current library to be considered for a grant. The 12 months must be completed at the time the application is submitted;
  3. The Wyoming Community Foundation makes an individual continuing education grant about 30 days after the deadlines;
  4. The WCF issues a check, award letter, and conditions of the award;
  5. The individual attends or participates in the education or training event;
  6. The individual submits a financial and results report to the Wyoming Community Foundation.

More about Individual Grants

Library projects and individual awards are for future use. The Endowment does not reimburse for past projects, or current projects (i.e., projects already started or will be started prior to the award letter).