Park City, Utah (September 13, 2021) – Park City Community Foundation today provided critical support and recognition to local nonprofits. Community Fund grants totaling $275,000 were given out to support 52 high-impact nonprofits that have created positive change in our community. In addition, Jill and Richard Sheinberg have been recognized with the annual Trisha J. Worthington Community Service Award.
Now in its fourteenth year, Park City Community Foundation has granted over $2 million to nonprofits that serve the greater Park City area through this fund alone. The Community Fund supports Park City’s most pressing needs, and the 2021 Community Fund grants were awarded to representatives from each of the 52 nonprofits who shared what the funding will help them accomplish at an award ceremony today.
The grants will provide mental health support, youth arts and sports programs, high quality affordable childcare, trails and open space, affordable housing, legal assistance, and much more.
“Local nonprofits are critical in making Park City the great place that it is,” said Kristi Cumming, Board Chair of Park City Community Foundation. “They provide services to everyone who lives, works, and plays in greater Park City and we are honored to fund them to accomplish their missions. These grants are the heart of the Community Foundation’s work.”
Nonprofits are selected to receive a Community Fund grant by a committee which thoroughly reviews community needs, conducts site visits with the nonprofits, and analyzes organizations’ financials to gain the knowledge necessary to make smart grants with big impact.
Donors to Park City Community Foundation make the Community Fund possible; they include people who make gifts of any size, contributors to the Community Foundation on the annual day of giving, Live PC Give PC, and Community Pass Club members and partners.
Trisha J. Worthington Community Service Award
Additionally, the Trisha J. Worthington Community Service Award is given annually by Park City Community Foundation to an individual who has been generous with their time and talent to charitable and community endeavors. In 2021, the award will honor two individuals, Jill and Richard Sheinberg. Together, the Sheinbergs have served on multiple boards, volunteered across the community, and created a distinct legacy of giving within their family and community.
As the founding Executive Director of Park City Community Foundation, Trisha J. Worthington inspired others with the spirit of service and philanthropy. She brought life to the idea of a community foundation in greater Park City in order to have an organization that enhances philanthropy in all aspects for our community. The Sheinbergs represent all the award stands for.
About Park City Community Foundation: Park City 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.
Media Contact: Christine Coleman, Park City Community Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-209-8506.