The Community Foundation of Utah has added a new donor-focused service: Fiscal Sponsorships . These are time limited arrangements to help individuals or group who are working to address a community need in line with our mission but do not yet have the (501(c) (3) status necessary to attract donors. The need might be short term in nature without a need for permanent tax status – or the agency might be in the process of forming. In either situation, the project needs a sponsor to receive donated funds which are then passed on the project. We are pleased to have adopted four worthy projects, each fulfilling a need in our community and our world.
Our Haitian Heroes is building housing and construction businesses in Haiti. The group was started by a group of LDS Church missionaries who had served in Haiti and grew quickly to include people from all religious backgrounds seeking to make a difference in the lives of Haitians.
The I Am Jane Foundation supports the production of Margaret Blair Young's award-winning stage play, I Am Jane, about Jane Manning James, an early African American LDS pioneer who survived the mobs at Nauvoo, the westward trek to the Salt Lake Valley and the societal prejudices of an unforgiving era. The play is showing at the Grand Theater.
Project Choix Vert supports the creation of a new tool for Internet users to make socially responsible choices in their on line activities. Judith Burton, the founder of Project ChoixVert explains the passion behind her social entrepreneurship: "I strongly feel as sentient beings we have an ethical obligation to learn, invent, share and provide technologies to cultivate social responsibility, encourage collaboration, and enhance independence. By this practice, our culture will move at an accelerated pace into a future of maximum health and well being for humans, other species and the planet."
Canyon Rim Community Garden is transforming a vacant lot on the east bench into a community garden for the benefit of area residents as well as refugees, recent immigrants and other needy families. The Garden will offer a place to learn, share and teach one another to produce organic food. It offers a low-cost way and enjoyable way to spend time with people of different cultures, ages, and socio-economic groups.
You can support these worthy projects of the Foundation by logging into website and accessing the Donate Now page.