The Community Foundation of Utah's grantmaking reflects our desire to be innovative, inclusive and responsive to the needs of the state. Our grants include those that are open to application and those that originate at a donor’s request.
As of January 2012, funds at the Community Foundation of Utah have made grants of more than $700,000 to 196 organizations and institutions that serve our community, our state and our world.
Donor Advised Funds
These grants are awarded at the recommendation of advised fund donors. Most support the general operations or standard programs of a nonprofit and rarely involve a competitive process. The foundation assists donors in learning about specific organizations that meet their interests, but more often the donor is aware of the good work of a nonprofit and recommends supporting it. Our donor advisers fund broadly, including advocacy, health and human services the environment, the arts and education.
Field of Interest Funds
These funds allow donors to come together and leverage their giving for a specific cause or area. Volunteer advisory committees, knowledgeable about a particular region or field, recommend grant awards through a competitive application process.
The foundation manages several scholarships. To learn more about scholarships you may be eligible for, call the Foundation.
The Utah Fund
The Foundation's general grant making has been focused on capacity building, innovation and enterprise. Grants were awarded in 2010 though the Social Innovation Challenge and in 2012 through a Social Enterprise Capacity Building Mini Grant.