November 01, 2021

Raise Up Salt Lake City

Pandemic Relief for Vulnerable Families 

The Community Foundation of Utah partnered with the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office to provide direct financial relief to families not eligible for federal pandemic relief funds, many of whom have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. With a combination of CARES funding and community donations, the initiative has distributed over $1.3 million in prepaid debit cards to residents in need.

We want to thank our partners Comunidades Unidas, University Neighborhood Partners and Utah Community Action for their tireless commitment to supporting vulnerable populations. The impact of this program is evident from firsthand accounts of those receiving the funds. Click here to read more about the program. 

“The year 2020 has left my family with much pain for the loss of my loved ones due to covid-19. Thank you to Raise Up for the financial support my family received. With this support, my family was able to contribute to the funeral expenses of my loved ones.”

“Due to covid, my mother has had 2 surgeries in the last 6 months. The doctors say she needs a third surgery. However, we did not have the money to make a payment. Thank you to the Raise Up support we were able to make a payment and schedule her next surgery.”