Park City Community Foundation’s Annual Grant Program Awards $110,000
Park City, Utah – Local nonprofit organizations were recognized this week through grants that will support their strength, ingenuity, and community impact.
Park City Community Foundation awarded $110,000 to 27 organizations through its Community Fund Grants Program.
Nonprofits provide services that keep our diverse citizens healthy and happy. Among the programs funded are youth mentoring, land and wildlife conservation, health and mental health services accessible to those with low-incomes or no insurance, and a program that puts the “A” (for “Art”) into STEM education and turns it into STEAM.
Forty percent of funding contributed to health and human services. Other key funding areas included education, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and sports and recreation.
Steve Tyler, chair of the grants committee, noted, “This year’s proposals were very strong, and it was both a privilege and a big challenge to choose the grantee organizations, whose projects will bring such benefits to the Summit County community in the year ahead.”
The Community Fund program is in its eighth year and has granted over $800,000 to nonprofits that serve Summit County. Grants committee members review community needs, conduct site visits, and analyze organizations’ financials to gain the community knowledge to make smart grants with big impact.
the Community Foundation Board Chair Jack Mueller said, “These annual grants by the Park City Community Foundation, made possible by our generous donors, represent our appreciation of these organizations and the impact they have on our community and thus our lives.”
The foundation serves the local nonprofit community in many ways. As another example, Live PC Give PC (this year scheduled for 11.6.15) has raised $2.8 million since inception, and aims to raise $1,234,567 for local nonprofits this year. Donors to Park City Community Foundation make the Community Fund possible; they include Community Pass Club members and partners, people who make gifts of any size, and contributors to the Community Foundation on Live PC Give PC. The most important funding source is the Community Pass Club, a fully transferable ski and golf pass.
The pass now includes 4 summer lift passes to Deer Valley, 20 passes to Montage Spa, St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert tickets, Sundance Film Festival tickets, and access to all the Community Foundation Speaker Series events, including one with High West Distillery. This is in addition to 35 days of skiing at Park City Mountain and foursomes of golf at local courses including Jeremy Golf and Country Club, Canyons Golf Course, Park City Golf Club, and Talisker Golf at Tuhaye. These wonderful businesses donate the services to make these grants possible.