The intersection of government and women’s issues in Utah! Join us in a lively discussion with women from the Utah LDS Democrats, former congresswoman Karen Shepherd, and a women representative of the GOP (more to come).
We will convene on Saturday, November 3, at The Town Club in Salt Lake City at 1081 East South Temple from 4:00 – 6:00 in the afternoon. As always, interested friends and associates are warmly welcomed and encouraged to come. If you are not yet a Circle member visit us here to find out who we are, what we do, and how we do it.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Trish Coughlin, Peg Hunt & Mary Beth Riemondy
Thanks to Jacki Zehner for sharing these data about the differences - and similarities - between male and female donors at the USFR annual conference. What makes us happy that giving circles - like Women Moving Millions, the United Way's Women's Philanthropic Network and our own Giving Circle are a favorite tool for women. The Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Study of High Net Worth Women's Philanthropy found
- Women’s networks were also found to be highly positive for women donors, the study found women in networks are more loyal to philanthropic causes, more educated and informed about philanthropic choices, and more trusting of nonprofits than others. The study found that women in giving networks are more intentional about their gifts of time and money.
If you love these kind of data download Jacki and her assistant Perry's full report. And be sure to subscribe to Jacki's blog!
The Driving Social Impact blog covers federal social innovation initiatives, including:
- Pay-for-Performance (Social Impact Bonds)
- Social Innovation Fund
- Workforce Innovation Fund
- Investing in Innovation (i3) program
It also covers performance management issues at the state and local levels, in philanthropy, and among leading nonprofit organizations in the human services field.
Each email (approximately 2-4/month) includes the latest stories on the blog, including breaking news as well as information about new webinars on performance management. Previous webinars have been co-hosted with organizations like the Urban Institute, Child Trends, Root Cause, and many others.
We are pleased to share that 20 organizations have received funding from the Utah Fund, our discretionary grants program. They are:
- Canyon Creek Women's Crisis Center, Cedar City
- Bad Dog Arts, Salt Lake City
- Boys & Girls Club South Valley, Murray
- Cancer Wellness House, Salt Lake City
- Grand Co School District - Afterschool Program, Moab
- Hawkwatch International, Salt Lake City
- International Rescue Committee Inc., Salt Lake City
- Local First Utah and Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund, Salt Lake City
- Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing Corp, Logan
- New Frontiers for Families and Allies with Families, Panguitch
- Odyssey House of Utah, Salt Lake City
- Ogden Nature Center, Ogden
- Rescue Mission of Salt Lake, Salt Lake City
- The Road Home, Salt Lake City
- Salt Lake Community Action Program – Head Start, Salt Lake City
- Utahns Against Hunger, Salt Lake City
- Valley Services, Inc., Salt Lake City
- Volunteers of America, Salt Lake City
The foundation also awarded funds to the Utah Nonprofits Association to support those applicants needing grant writing training and other forms of technical assistance. Special thanks to our review committee, Julie Buchholz, with GE, Joni Clark with Morgan Stanley, Stephanie Harpst with the Community Foundation and Todd manwaring with BYU Center for Self Reliance. Chris Bray, ED of UNA, participated in the review but was not part of the committee's decision tto support nonprofits whose needs would best be met by UNA. with a grant to her agency.
Read more about our grantees and link to their web sites here. 2012 Grantees.pdf
Entrepreneurs have the chance to win $1 million in cash and services from a new entity started by our friend Alan Hall called "Grow America". There is no reason social enterproses cannot be a part! Read about it here:
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.
For the 4th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards program will honor a leader and/or organization that has developed innovative ways to solve complex social problems, had deep impact on their missions, and has created significant social value.
Previous finalists and award recipients include: The Road Home, Columbus Community Center, AAA Fair Credit Foundation, Artspace, The Fourth Street Clinic, Spy Hop, the Waterford Institute, and Center for and Envision Utah.
The application process is highly competitive and rigorous. Organizations and individuals may not nominate themselves – but the Community Foundation of Utah, a proud sponsor of the event, would be happy to consider you as a nominee. Applications are due March 9th, and the awards ceremony, attended by 1,200 of the state’s leading business people, will be held June 7th.
Here is a video of last year's winner, Allan Ainsworth and the Fourth Street Clinic.
Endowments give your known donors, and those identified by the Community Foundation of Utah, the opportunity to provide for the future needs of your agency. Placing your fund with us has several organizational advantages:
- Economies of Scale: Your funds will be part of our pool of funds. The Community Foundation's economies of scale provide the benefits of a diverse investment portfolio and low investment fees that typically come only with very large funds.
- Investment Management: To ensure that the Community Foundation's portfolio is managed effectively, our Investment Committee, a volunteer group three some of the state's leading investment managers, establishes investment policies including asset allocation and investment objectives, selects and reviews investment managers and reviews asset growth and performance.
- Fund Management Services: Administrative services provided include accounting, record keeping and automatic grant distributions if desired. You will receive a quarterly financial performance report that includes beginning and ending balances, contributions, investment returns, and distributions.
- Handling sophisticated gifts: The Community Foundation of Utah is able to handle gifts of publicly traded and closely held securities, real estate, planned gifts, options, life insurance and other types of gifts, and can provide the expertise needed to receive these types of gifts into your agency endowment.
- Endowment Building Support: We have an exceptional network of professional advisors, including estate planning attorneys and wealth managers. These volunteers and our professional staff are available to speak with your staff, board members, and donors about gifts and other vehicles to benefit your endowment.
- Visibility: The Community Foundation of Utah has quickly demonstrated its ability to identify new and emerging philanthropists, and to bring an important and long needed service to Utah's philanthropists. Agencies that have endowment funds with the Community Foundation benefit from the exposure to our growingnumberofdonoradvisorsandnetworkofentrepreneursandinvestors. Yourendowmentmayalso benefit from increased exposure to potential donors and the general public, through listings in our publications, press releases, web page, and participation in Community Foundation events.
- Low Cost: There is no fee to establish, transfer, or close a fund at the Community Foundation. The minimumopeningbalanceforanAgencyEndowmentFundis$5,000. ToencourageUtah'snonprofitsto build for their future, the foundation charges no administrative fees until the fund reaches $50,000. Nonprofit funds are assessed an annual fee of 0.5% on balances over $50, 000, with further reductions on higher balances.
We are pleased that more than a dozen nonprofits have entrusted their endowments to the Foundation’s management. These organizations show a commitment to their future. Each accepts funds from the public and donations of all amounts are gratefully accepted. To make a gift of stock or a planned gift please contact Hilary Wilson, Donor Relations Manager at (801) 559-3005. You may learn more about each of these outstanding organizations by linking to their web sites.
Alta Community Enrichment strengthens our community by bringing people who live, work and play in Alta and Snowbird together to share in the arts, cultural events and education. ACE offers year-round programming for free or very little cost in Alta's stimulating mountain environment.
And Justice for All. We believe access to justice is a fundamental right in our society. "and Justice for all" is committed to providing legal services, free of charge, for Utah's most vulnerable citizens - people living in poverty, individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors, minorities and victims of domestic violence.
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley. Our mission is to inspire and empower youth, families and communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Our work in promoting academic success, civic responsibility, arts & culture, and healthy lifestyles impacts over 49,000 youth each year . BGCSV has Club facilities in Murray and Midvale and also operates after school programs at Oquirrh Hills Elementary in Kearns and Heartland Elementary in West Jordan.
Canary Garden Endowment. C.S. Lewis wrote, "Grief is like a long valley." Children's grief is unique and encompasses many natural reactions. Canary Garden provides group support through interaction with peers, trained volunteers, and professionals. Family members have opportunities to acknowledge their grief and to continue their lives in a hopeful and confident manner.
The Columbus Dignity through Work Fund. Columbus Community Center’s mission is to support individuals with developmental disabilities so they can live and work with independence in the community. Since 1968, Columbus has continued to find innovative ways to fulfill this mission. Through the Dignity through Work Fund, Columbus continues to reach out to individuals who have the desire to work, but not necessarily the means to prepare themselves to enter the workplace.
The Egg Fund at the Tracy Aviary fosters caring for the natural world, enriching and transforming lives through our connection with birds. To support their endowment, called the Egg Fund, click here.
Fourth Street Clinic Endowment Fund. This endowment fund works to end homeless in Utah by supporting Fourth Street Clinic’s health care and support services for uninsured, homeless Utahns. For 20 years, Fourth Street Clinic has successfully helped countless Utahns live healthier lives and transition back into housing. This endowment ensures that Utahns will never have to forgo good health during times of personal and economic crisis.
The League of Women Voters Salt Lake Legacy Fund. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation ® of Utah Endowment. This endowment supports the work of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, now celebrating its 25 years in Utah. The Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
The Sharing Place is dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment where children, teens, and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one may share their feelings while healing themselves.
The Utah Community Forest Council is a non-profit organization that advocates for proper management and care of Utah's community forests through partnerships, and public and professional education.
The YMCA - the Tom E. and Nancy A. Nissalke Camp Fund endowment was created to ensure that all kids can enjoy the YMCA's camping experience. It is established in Tom's honor for the years of service he provided the YMCA, and his work to ensure that that the YMCA in Utah will continue to be a strong and viable organization that serves all of Utah's youth and families.
Wasatch Community Gardens Endowment supports this community-based nonprofit that has served the Salt Lake County community for over 20 years. A national leader in the urban gardening movement, Wasatch Community Gardens provides the education, tools, and space for people to grow their own fresh food, and cultivate stronger, healthier communities along the Wasatch Front.
Utah Partners For Health is a nonprofit charitable organization providing funding for the provision of medical and ancillary services to the uninsured, underinsured and underserved in Salt Lake County. Our challenge is to deliver access to healthcare to those who do not qualify for federal or state programs and are denied access to care in our community.