$700,000 Grant from Marriott Daughters Foundation to Support Mental Wellness for Summit County Residents 

Park City, Utah (September 8, 2022) – Park City Community Foundation’s Mental Wellness Alliance is excited to announce a gift of $700,000 from Marriott Daughters Foundation to six nonprofit organizations in support of mental wellness programs and services in Summit County. 

Marriott Daughters Foundation is dedicated to elevating communities through the support of education, human services and mental health. This grant is focused on recruitment and retention of mental health professionals and will support critical mental wellness workforce needs and organizations during a time of increased demand for services from the community.  

The organizations receiving funds include: 

  • Christian Center of Park City – $200,000 ($160,000 for recruitment and retention efforts for mental wellness programs, $40,000 for advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) support) 
  • Jewish Family Service of Utah – $125,000 ($50,000 for recruitment and retention efforts for mental wellness programs, $75,000 for APRN support) 
  • People’s Health Clinic – $125,000 for recruitment and retention efforts for mental wellness programs 
  • Peace House– $100,000 ($50,000 for recruitment and retention efforts for mental wellness programs, $50,000 for APRN support) 
  • Holy Cross Ministries– $75,000 for recruitment and retention efforts for mental wellness programs 
  • Latino Behavioral Health Services – $75,000 for recruitment and retention efforts for mental wellness programs 

“These investments represent the partnership with the Marriott Daughters Foundation and Park City Community Foundation’s Mental Wellness Alliance in addressing a community-centered approach to sustaining and recruiting the mental health professionals that are necessary to support the mental health needs of our community,” said Karen Marriott from the Marriott Daughters Foundation.

“We are proud to have partnered with Marriott Daughters Foundation for several years in addressing our community’s greatest mental health needs,” said Linda Graves, Mental Wellness Coordinator at Park City Community Foundation. “Waiting lists to see a mental health provider are very long and this grant will bring more qualified professionals into the community.” 

About the Mental Wellness Alliance: The goal of the Mental Wellness Alliance in Summit County is to facilitate and support community-wide solutions to improve mental wellness, including mental health and substance use, and treatment and prevention for both youth and adults. The Mental Wellness Alliance helps to foster collaboration, identify gaps in service and support, and facilitate funding opportunities to fill those gaps. The Alliance aims to ensure the effective delivery of services to the community through its partnerships with local government, mental health nonprofits, law enforcement, and local school districts. Park City Community Foundation serves as the Alliance’s institutional hub, and you can learn more at parkcitycf.org/mentalwellness. 

About Park City Community Foundation: Park City Community Foundation plays a vital role in solving the most challenging problems in our community. It cares for and invests 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, Vice President of Communications & Marketing, Park City Community Foundation, 415.209.8506, christine@parkcitycf.org.

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