Climb Wyoming is one of three nonprofits being saluted for advancing pioneering solutions that transform communities.

The Daniels Fund, a private charitable foundation, selected Climb out of the hundreds of nonprofits it works with each year across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming for its inaugural Salute to Excellence Awards.

Climb is the only organization outside of the Denver metro area selected as a finalist. “It feels like a huge recognition, not only for Climb, but for the entire state of Wyoming,” says Climb’s CEO Katie Hogarty. “The validation of the work that we do and the commitment, resilience, and brilliance of the women we work with is just such an honor.”

In this first year of the Salute to Excellence, the fund recognized the work of three top-performing organizations that showed solutions and community impact in the areas of job training and support for single mothers, youth sports, homelessness, and addiction. Climb will receive $100,000 to continue its mission serving single mothers in poverty.

Photo Above: The Climb Wyoming team celebrates being selected as a finalist for the Daniels Fund “Salute to Excellence Awards.”

“The money associated with this award is powerful to support Climb’s sustainability, future, and the work we do across the state of Wyoming. Having the recognition and additional financial stability gives us some space to be able to dream on behalf of the moms that we work with,” Katie says.

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation serving Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. In 2023, the fund awarded $54 million in grants to more than 350 nonprofit partners. Throughout its nearly 25-year history, the Daniels Fund has awarded more than $1 billion in grants and scholarships.