Jewish Family Service Named 2021 Women’s Giving Fund Grantee

Park City Community Foundation Brings Together Women Philanthropists to Make Grants to Programs for Women and Children

Park City, Utah (Tuesday, July 6, 2021) – Park City Community Foundation is proud to announce the recipient of its 2021 Women’s Giving Fund grant – Jewish Family Service of Utah. Members of the Women’s Giving Fund voted throughout the month of June and selected from three organizations to receive the $40,000 high-impact grant.

Jewish Family Service of Utah (JFS) will use the $40,000 grant to create a support group and safety net services for those in caregiver roles, including those caring for older adults and people with a disability or dementia. JFS knows that caregivers experience some of the highest rates of emotional and financial stress nationwide. A robust support group will include mental health counseling, restorative activities, and emergency financial assistance for caregivers so that they can keep their loved ones at home.

“This has been an amazing year for JFS; I couldn’t be prouder of the staff and the board for all the work they’ve done,” said Ellen Silver, Executive Director of Jewish Family Service. “Now to have been granted this opportunity to address the needs of a community and a population that really hasn’t had their needs addressed is such an amazing gift. I speak for the board and the staff when I say thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we are beyond anxious to get to work.”

Youth Sports Alliance and EATS Park City were also finalists and they each received $15,000 from anonymous donors who wanted to provide extra support to the runners-up.

“When women and girls in Park City come together to address some of our community’s most significant issues, we drive powerful change,” says Kristi Cumming, Chair of Park City Community Foundation’s Board of Directors. “The $70,000 total granted today is just one example of the commitment and dedication this group of women has to support their community far and wide. These funds will have a great impact on the grant recipients and their missions.”

The $15,000 grant to Youth Sports Alliance will help contribute toward their efforts to expand after school opportunities for all Summit County children. EATS Park City also received $15,000 that will go toward increasing their efforts to reach more food-insecure children in Summit County.

In their first in-person event since COVID-19, Park City Community Foundation hosted a special Grant Celebration for its Women’s Giving Fund members on Tuesday, July 6, where the three grantee finalists were highlighted with videos about their proposed work. Sponsors for the event were Vail Resorts EpicPromise and Park City Mountain Resort, and the event was held at Red Pine Lodge at the Canyons with over 200 women in attendance.

Women’s Giving Fund is an initiative of Park City Community Foundation that includes over 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.

Media Contact: Christine Coleman, Park City Community Foundation, christine@parkcitycf.org, 415-209-8506.

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