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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.

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SparkTank's Essential Questions

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Our Impact


Family Promise of Albany County


ARK Regional Service


Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne


Wyoming CASA Network


Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault


Wyoming Community Foundation



Interfaith-Good Samaritan


Downtown Clinic



Cathedral Home


The Clothing Cottage



Snowy Range Academy



Laramie Safe Project


Downtown Clinic


Feeding Laramie Valley


Big Brothers Big Sisters



Laramie Foster Closet


Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 


Laramie Soup Kitchen


Climb Wyoming


Our Journey

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