Since its inception in 2014, Park City Community Foundation’s Women’s Giving Fund has worked to benefit the lives of women and children in Summit County. Once a year, Women’s Giving Fund members have the opportunity to vote for an organization to receive its annual, high-impact grant of $40,000.
This year, EATS Park City, Jewish Family Service of Utah, and Youth Sports Alliance, have been selected by the Women’s Giving Fund grants committee as finalists for the 2021 grant cycle. On June 8, 2021, each finalist had the opportunity to present their grant proposals, and share touching videos about their organization’s goals to members of the Women’s Giving Fund during a live Q&A event.
Now, it’s time to vote. All Women’s Giving Fund members are encouraged to submit their vote for the organization they think will best serve women and children in the community through June 25. We encourage all members to educate themselves on each organization’s proposal before casting their vote.
Watch and learn more about each finalist’s grant proposals below!
EATS Park City plans to increase its Food Security Outreach Coordinator from a part-time to a full-time position to reach 500 more food-insecure children in Summit County. This represents a 63% increase in capacity to establish relationships with families and provide age-appropriate supplemental nutrition and reliable meals.
Jewish Family Service aims to create a safety net support group for those in caregiver roles. Caregivers experience some of the highest rates of emotional and financial stress nationwide. A robust support group would include mental health counseling, restorative activities, and emergency financial assistance for caregivers so that they can keep their loved ones at home.
Youth Sports Alliance aims to hire additional staff to expand afterschool opportunities in North Summit School District, South Summit School District, and Weilenmann School of Discovery. This expansion would offer afterschool programming opportunities for 1,413 additional children.
If you are a Women’s Giving Fund member, please vote for the organization you believe will have the greatest impact on women and/or children in Summit County by June 25. Submit your vote here >>.
Want to be a Women’s Giving Fund member? Learn more about the program and the amazing group of women behind it here >>.