Field of Interest Funds
Field of interest funds bring donors together to support a cause that matters in the community. These funds allows donors to leverage their giving with others, making a large difference in the community.
This endowment is supported by members of Utah’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community and their allies. The Fund is one of many demonstrations of the invaluable financial, artistic, and intellectual contributions made by gay and lesbian Utahns, making our state a better place for us all. While the Endowment Fund does not exclusively support organizations that serve the state’s LGBT population, grantees ensure that they have nondiscriminatory practices in place. The fund is founded by a member of the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees, John Barabino, community advocate and former Google executive, Jim Dabakis, art dealer and entrepreneur, Jane Marquardt, Vice Chair of Management & Training Corporation and tax attorney, Michelle Turpin. The fund recently made a $50,000 gift to help establish a shlter for homeless youth.