Women’s Giving Fund Announces 2024 Grant Finalists and Celebrates Ten Years of Giving

Park City Community Foundation’s Women’s Giving Fund is Granting Out $125,000 and Members Can Vote for the Winner Until July 8 

Park City, Utah (Monday, June 24, 2024) – Park City Community Foundation is proud to announce the three finalists for its annual Women’s Giving Fund grant. The 2024 finalists include People’s Health Clinic, Mountain Mediation Center, and Summit Community Gardens + EATS. 

The finalists will be awarded a total of $125,000 at the annual Grant Celebration on July 10, with one organization getting the high-impact grant and the other two receiving smaller gifts. Women’s Giving Fund members are asked to cast their vote for the high-impact grant now through July 8, 2024.  

Since its inception, Park City Community Foundation’s Women’s Giving Fund has worked to benefit the lives of women+ and children in Park City and Summit County. The group includes over 2,100 local women, girls, and non-binary, and gender-fluid individuals. Members meet throughout the year at various gatherings and have collectively granted $383,000 to make a positive difference in the community. The annual grant amount has continued to grow over the Women’s Giving Fund’s ten-year history. This year’s total of $125,000 is the most the group has ever given out, increasing its impact by $25,000 from last year.  

“We are thrilled to have three wonderful nonprofits offering critical support to women+ and children in Summit County,” said Anna Frachou, Women’s Giving Fund Steering Committee Chair. “In the United States, the Women & Girls Index has shown that only 2% of charitable giving goes to organizations focused on women and girls. We know the generative and positive benefits of uplifting women, and we are grateful for the opportunity to amplify the impact of these great organizations with the collective funds from many passionate local women+.” 

The 2024 grant finalists have submitted proposals that will positively impact women+ and children. If selected for the high-impact grant, each of the finalists has proposed a project: 

  • People’s Health Clinic will provide urgent reproductive health needs for uninsured community members and improve health outcomes for vulnerable women and children through family planning education, contraception access, prenatal care, and postpartum support. 
  • Mountain Mediation Center will provide low-income families with services to navigate housing stability and family conflicts. This will happen through landlord/tenant and domestic mediation programs that prevent eviction and homelessness and provide a path forward for women facing divorce. 
  • Summit Community Gardens + EATS will instill lifelong healthy eating habits and provide 1-2 servings of fruits and vegetables per lesson to more than 2,000 local school-aged children through hands-on cooking, nutrition, and gardening programs. 

Members can vote and learn about each of the finalist’s grant proposals at https://parkcitycf.org/votewgf/. Voting will close on July 8, and the high-impact grantee will be announced at the annual grant celebration on July 10 at Red Pine Lodge at The Canyons. Park City Community Foundation thanks Park City Mountain supported though Vail Resorts EpicPromise for sponsoring the event. 

Additionally, we invite Women’s Giving Fund members to hear directly from the three finalists and ask questions on Thursday, June 27, 9:30am at the Park City Library in Room 201. If you are not yet a Women’s Giving Fund member and would like the opportunity to vote, it’s not too late to join.

Women’s Giving Fund is an initiative of Park City Community Foundation that includes nearly 2,200 members who make high-impact grants to help local women+ and children in need. 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, Youth United, Zero Food Waste, 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: Megan Fleming Hytjan, Park City Community Foundation, megan@parkcitycf.org, 970.948.8710.  

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