The Utah Natural Heritage Fund

Our Natural Heritage Fund is dedicated to ensuring future generations of Utahns have the ability to experience and enjoy Utah’s natural heritage.

Our Goals

The Utah Natural Heritage Fund is guided by a committee of individuals interested in protecting Utah's natural environment. We aim to be a source of dialogue and resources for the preservation of our state's natural resources. We work collaboratively and think strategically about how Utahns can sustain the natural beauty and ensure quality of life for its citizens. 

Be Part of the Impact!

You can get involved by attending one of our events, joining our committee, or donating to the Utah Natural Heritage Fund.

  • It's easy. You receive immediate tax deductions for your contributions. We accept gifts of stock, real estate, or other complex assets.
  • It's flexible. You can be certain that your gifts will support Utah's natural heritage in perpetuity, even as our state's most pressing environmental challenges change.
  • It's efficient. Your contributions are pooled with others, creating greater collective giving power.
  • It's impactful. We provide assistance identifying high-impact not-for-profits and monitoring how grants are used, ensuring that your support has the greatest community impact possible.

For more information on how you can be part of the Utah Natural Heritage Fund give us a call at 801-559-3005.

How to Apply for Funding

The application for the Utah Natural Heritage Fund is now closed. The grant will open again in the fall of 2018.

Eligibility and criteria

Nonprofit organizations with a core focus on change-making will be considered. All projects must be in Utah, for the benefit of Utahns; the organization need not be Utah-based.

Preference will be given to projects that are/have:

  1. Innovative: Demonstrate a compelling new idea, a novel approach to solving an environmental problem.
  2. Matching Support: Have additional committed support.
  3. Collaborative: Involve input from collaborative partners.
  4. Sustainable: Include a commitment to a sustainable funding model. Sustainability for this project is defined as creating an ongoing funding source for the life of the project.

Our Grantees and History

2011 Grantees

Chautauqua: Promoting civil, civic dialogue

Historically, Chautauqua was an adult education movement that rose to popularity across the United States, particularly in rural areas, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 2011 we held a Chautaqua to foster new understandings and deeper collaborations among environmental and conservation organizations, foundations, corporations, and government agencies. Download the report here.

2013 Grantees

  • Mountain Trails Foundation, Inc. - $2,500
  • Park City Conservation Association - $7,500
  • Utah Clean Energy Alliance - $7,500
  • Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah - $2,500
  • Friends of Great Salt Lake - $1,068.45

2014 Grantees

  • Wasatch Community Gardens - $25,000.00

2015 Grantees

  • Sees (Citizens for Community Collaboration) - $9,511.13

2016 Grantees

  • Utah Diné Bikéyah - $2,500
  • Green Urban Lunch Box - $7,500
  • Four Corners School of Outdoor Education, Inc. - $10,000
  • University of Utah - $5,000
  • Sees (Citizens for Community Collaboration) - $7,725.14


Contact us at 801-559-3005 or  to learn more about the Utah Natural Heritage Fund.