Park City Community Foundation Brings Together Women Philanthropists to Make Grants to Programs for Women and Children
Park City, Utah (Thursday, July 9, 2020) – Park City Community Foundation is proud to announce that the recipient of its 2020 Women’s Giving Fund grant is Holy Cross Ministries. Members of the Women’s Giving Fund voted throughout June and selected from three organizations to receive the $40,000 high-impact grant.
Park City Education Foundation and The Hope Alliance were also finalists, and they each received $20,000 from anonymous donors who wanted to provide extra support to the runners-up organizations during COVID-19.
Holy Cross Ministries serves people of all backgrounds and will use the $40,000 grant to expand its counseling services for women and children who are victims of domestic violence and other trauma. A bilingual mental health therapist will be hired to provide trauma-informed care to help underserved families heal. The therapist will serve 300 women and children over 12 months.
“It’s awe inspiring to see all these powerful women and girls come together to address some of the most significant issues in Summit County,” says Katie Wright, Executive Director of Park City Community Foundation. “We know that we can have wide community impact when we identify needs and rally engaged women around them. The $80,000 total granted by these women today shows their commitment and will have a huge impact on the grant recipients.”
The grant to Park City Education Foundation will help expand existing Afterschool Programs at Ecker Hill Middle School and Treasure Mountain Junior High, and the grant to The Hope Alliance will help provide free, comprehensive eye exams and glasses to students who fail the vision screening and do not have access to vision care.
Park City Community Foundation hosted a special Grant Celebration for its Women’s Giving Fund members on Thursday where the three grantee finalists were highlighted with videos about their proposed work. The celebration also featured keynote speaker, Nubia Peña, the Director of Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs, who discussed the power of equitable distribution of resources and its impact on women. Sponsors for the event were Vail Resorts EpicPromise, Root’d by CCDG, and Zions Bank.
Women’s Giving Fund is an initiative of Park City Community Foundation that includes nearly 1,400 members who make high-impact grants to help local women and children in need. Women become members for life by making a $1,000 contribution to the fund which is endowed by the Community Foundation, and provides grants to local nonprofits from its earnings in perpetuity. You can learn more about Park City Community Foundation’s Women’s Giving Fund or become a member at https://parkcitycf.org/womensgivingfund
About Park City Community Foundation – The Community Foundation plays a vital role in solving the most challenging problems in Park City. We care for and invest in our people, place, and culture by bringing together local nonprofits, donors, and community leaders to contribute financial resources and innovative ideas to benefit all the people of Park City—now and in the future. As the home of Live PC Give PC, Women’s Giving Fund, Solomon Fund, and other important initiatives, the Community Foundation has brought millions of dollars to the greater Park City community and Summit County. Learn more about donating, volunteering, fundraising and getting involved at parkcitycf.org.