What is Old Bill’s Fun Run?
Old Bill’s Fun Run is a community-wide philanthropic event made possible by the Jackson Hole Community Foundation. In 2020, Old Bill’s raised over $15,000,000 for local non-profit organizations, thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill and the generosity of 4,349 individual donors!
Why Give Through Old Bill’s?
Donations made through Old Bill’s support our mission of advancing wildlife conservation driven by science, collaboration, and a community of volunteers. As a participating non-profit, we will receive a partial-matching grant up to or until $30,000 is raised, which goes a long way towards helping us achieve our goal!
“A Moose Crosses the Road”
We hope you’ll enjoy this goofy, Old Bill’s-inspired vignette. Please help us reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions in our community by:
• Trying not to exceed the speed limit, especially at night
• Scanning the edges of the road for wildlife
• Using high beams when there is not oncoming traffic.
• If an animal crosses the road, look for and expect other animals to follow.
A Message From Steve and Kate
“The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation is a great organization chalked full of good volunteers and an experienced staff. If you have the will and want to make a donation, please do so through Old Bill’s as soon as you can.”
A Message From Renee
“Thank you so much Community Foundation for supporting your non-profit organizations, thank you community for supporting your non-profit organizations, and thank you Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation supporters… we could not do this without you!”
Celebrating a Special Anniversary this Old Bill’s Season
This summer is a special one as we celebrate the success of our Wildlife-Friendlier Fencing program during its 25th anniversary.
In 2021, we’ve been joined on 6 public fence projects by over 40 individual volunteers who have collaborated to remove or modify an amazing 5.6 miles of fence. At least three additional fence removals are still in the pipeline before the snow flies.
Through our Give-Wildlife-a-Brake program we continue to work strategically with partners to mitigate the tragedy of unnecessary wildlife-vehicle collisions on our roadways.
Additionally, we manage two banding stations through the longest-running bird-banding program of its kind in the region, maintain and monitor dozens of Mountain Bluebird nest boxes on the National Elk Refuge, and collect valuable data on the whereabouts of wildlife through our community-science program Nature Mapping Jackson Hole.
We believe our science-based research and hands-on volunteer programs are helping to keep Jackson Hole the wildlife-friendly home we all adore.