Solomon Fund

We envision a Park City where all children have the opportunity to be active and engaged through sports and recreation.

Our goal is to facilitate access to sports and recreation opportunities to Latinx youth to create a more inclusive, and complete community. Mirroring the percentage of students in the school district, we would like to reach 20% Latinx participation in programs offered in Park City. According to research conducted by The Aspen Institute and Project Play, the benefits for active children are multifaceted, from promoting long-term healthy lifestyles to greater academic achievement.

This initiative aims to address several barriers that currently hinder participation for these families:

Communication and Outreach: Historically, sports and recreation opportunities have gone unnoticed due to communication gaps between organizations and families. Translation of promotional materials and outreach allows for more engagement and participation from Latinx families.

Scholarships and Gear: Scholarship opportunities currently exist but do not fully support the actual need of Latinx children in the Park City School District. The Solomon Fund has begun to collaborate with many agencies in town to help supplement and provide additional scholarships for children in need.

Cultural Inclusion: Unless a space is intentionally designed to think about children from diverse backgrounds, it may be a challenging for a child to walk into a space where they are the only one that looks like them. The Solomon Fund facilitates community conversations around inclusion and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) workshops with organizations on best practices when working with Latinx families.

2020 At A Glance

What Community Members Are Saying

For Interested Latinx Families

Interested in signing up your child for a program? Contact José Chacón at 801-657-0106 or jose@parkcitycf.org

¿Interesado en inscribir a su niño en un programa? Póngase en contacto con José al 801-657-0106jose@parkcitycf.org

Solomon Fund Partner Organizations

Solomon Fund partners with over 30+ local organizations and businesses to address the above barriers, and increase access to sports and recreation for Latinx families in our community.

Interested in partnering with the Solomon Fund? Apply for a grant here» Our 2020 Solomon Fund grants cycle is now open, and closes March 9, 2020.

See Our Donors and Sponsors

Thank you to our 2020 Solomon Fund donors. We are so thrilled to have you on our team!

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Your donation to Solomon Fund helps more kids get in the game and off the sideline.

Give Now to Solomon Fund

The Solomon Fund is pleased to accept donations to help support Latinx participation in sports and recreation opportunities in Park City. All donations should be made payable to Park City Community Foundation. Please indicate that the donation is for the Solomon Fund.

Mail: Park City Community Foundation, P.O. Box 681499, Park City, UT 84068
Phone: Sarah MacCarthy: 970-846-7770

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