UW SparkTank

UW SparkTank is the UW Ethics Club’s philanthropic effort to further the missions of nonprofits in the Laramie community. SparkTank’s goals are to serve the community through outreach, provide funds that “spark” the mission of local nonprofits, and increase the value of the college experience for club members by enabling them to participate in philanthropic endeavors. SparkTank works like “Shark Tank” where local nonprofits and groups in Laramie pitch what they would do with $10,000 in investment. After the pitch, the club’s members and officers vote on the cause or causes most worthy of the funding.

Our Process

There is a lot on the line for SparkTank participants and lots of hard earned donor dollars at stake. To respect everyone's time and resources, UW Ethics Club strives to provide a selection and evaluation process that is designed with validity, reliability, and transparency as the foundation.

SparkTank's Essential Questions

Our Impact

2018

Family Promise of Albany County

$7500

ARK Regional Service

$500

Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne

$500

Wyoming CASA Network

$500

Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

$500

Wyoming Community Foundation

$500

2019

Interfaith-Good Samaritan

$9000  

Downtown Clinic

$2000

 

Cathedral Home

$500  

The Clothing Cottage

$500  

 

Snowy Range Academy

$500

2020

Laramie Safe Project

$15,000

Downtown Clinic

$15,000

Feeding Laramie Valley

$10,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters

$5,000

2021

Laramie Foster Closet

$22,000

Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 

$16,000

Laramie Soup Kitchen

$12,000

Climb Wyoming

$7,500

Our Journey

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