Right here in Park City, we can scale projects that have been proven to support the Drawdown of factors contributing to global warming. We care greatly about climate change and want to be a leader and model for other mountain town communities—for the good of our local place and for the good of our planet.
The Park City Climate Fund provides a critical piece of the puzzle by ensuring we have the resources in place to implement climate solutions. Specifically, these solutions include: reducing emissions, supporting natural land sinks, and empowering public and private entities with information to work in concert toward our community’s goal of becoming Net Zero by 2030.
Mountain towns like Park City experience the impact of climate change in a visceral way when we have winter seasons without much snow, the essential ingredient for the economic livelihood of our community. Since the 1970s, Park City has lost six weeks of winter temperatures. Additionally, while our interests are local, our influence is much bigger than our small population. With the influx of more than a million tourists to Park City every year, we have the opportunity to inspire people who come here from around the world and who will take climate change lessons and solutions home with them.
2021 represents Park City Climate Fund’s 3rd granting cycle. We are seeking applications for high-impact projects that address the most urgent and pressing areas of climate work, here in the greater Park City region: reduction/prevention of emissions, land sink support, community outreach & education, and innovative solutions which warrant further exploration given potential to achieve Net Zero goals.
In the past, Park City Climate Fund has granted amounts ranging from $14,000 to $75,000 to local climate sector experts.
Please join us in building this fund for climate solutions. Donations to the Park City Climate Fund will support the projects selected for grant investments, allowing programs to be promptly implemented while also providing support to ensure that the Community Foundation can continue to support climate and environment efforts over the long term. Online gifts are welcome, or please call or email Sam Mueller at (435) 214-7477 or firstname.lastname@example.org to explore other giving methods.
“We moved to Park City because we love this place! We want to preserve, protect, and nurture our home for future generations to enjoy.” – Sarah Hall, Park City Community Foundation Board Member