About Us

The Hawthorn Foundation is a Wyoming-based non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of Wyoming residents.

The Hawthorn Foundation is a new resource for people and places in the Rocky Mountain region. We are a Wyoming non-profit entity – local people that understand the hardships people face in life-long learning and personal growth. Our programs are two-pronged – one side concentrating on encouraging individuals to grow, the other on preserving the natural beauty of Wyoming, and the Rocky Mountain region. One goal is to assist individuals with the motivation to improve their lives, but who may need a ‘leg up’ to realize their dreams. We emphasize helping those with a plan. So, if you are someone who believes you could do great things with a little help, we would love to hear from you. Our ‘green’ goal is to ensure that Wyoming retains its wide-open spaces and wildlife. We offer a conservation easement program (non-tax deductible) to those who want to protect their lands from development and preserve the cultural values but are worried about losing complete control. We will work to develop a trusting relationship with each of our donors. We also want to encourage conservation efforts such as recycling, developing renewable energy sources, and protection of air and water quality by offering grants for innovative ideas. Please Contact Us if you still have questions on any of our programs after visiting the individual program pages or our FAQ’s!