Opportunities for Utah Nonprofits
The Community Foundation of Utah is your resource. We offer a variety of assistance to nonprofits through grants and other resources. We're here to support the organizations that make our state a better place to live.
In order to be eligible for a grant form the Foundation or any of its funds, the organization must:
- Be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
- Have current IRS 990 tax filings
- If in Utah, have a charitable solicitation permit.
For more information, please contact us anytime at email@example.com.
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
The LGBT Community Endowment Fund is a permanent endowment of the Community Foundation of Utah and supports Utah’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community by raising money and distributing grants for programs that enhance the lives of LGBT people in Utah.
We are announcing our first open grant process. Grants will range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are due July 1st.
Priorities for funding are those programs that:
- address the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people throughout Utah;
- increase the LGBT community’s access to public services;
- build the LGBT community and promote awareness of and respect for LGBT individuals and their impact on the common good;
- foster collaboration and promote constructive dialogue between gay and non-gay people; and
- provide a permanent source of support for organizations serving the LGBT community.
Specific requests for 2013 grants: As this our first open call for funding, we are interested in learning what creative ideas exist in Utah to serve and build the LGBT community. Your ideas will help us frame the future of this fund.
Funds are available for non-profit organizations or a group working under the fiscal sponsorship of another agency. All organizations that receive grants from the fund must:
- Have a nondiscrimination policy that includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Recognize the LGBT Community Endowment Fund as the grant source.
You may download the full application here.
During 2011, the Community Foundation of Utah engaged in touching the lives of countless individuals by allocating grant funds to various organizations covering a wide array of service categories.
In 2011 the Community Foundation distributed $620,104 in grant funds through its donor advised funds, scholarships and field of interest funds. This report describes the allocation of grants according to categories of services provided by the organizations, and the specific regions that those organizations serve.
Grants by Category The grants in 2011 were given to organizations that serve a wide array of purposes and clients, including Advocacy, Arts, Community Development, Education, Health/Human Services, Humanitarian, Religious, Veterans, Women, and Youth. Organizations that specialized in Health/Human Services received the greatest amount of funding with 26.5% of the total funding allotment. The next largest percentage of grants was given to environmental organizations, receiving 15.5% of the total distributed grants. Other leading categories (Youth, Community Development, and Education) each received at least $80,000 of the total $620,104. Grants by Region Grants in 2011 were distributed across the state..
The majority of grants (64%) stayed within Utah and reached Northern Utah, Park City, Salt Lake City, Southern Utah and organizations serving the entire state of Utah. Organizations that served statewide clients received the largest percentage of grants (26%), those serving that Northern Utah received 19.2% of the funding while 15.6% of the funding went to organizations that served clients in Salt Lake City.
Organizations that served clients through International, National, the Mountain West and organizations located in outside of Utah received 36% of the total funding. Download a more detailed report here.