Partnership Success Stories

“Gifts from the Eccles family have been without equal in their transformative effect on the growth in excellence of education at the University of Utah.”

—Taylor Randall, Dean, David Eccles School of Business

What We Fund

  • Passion for the arts inspired the generosity of George and Dolores Eccles throughout their lifetimes and today.

  • Throughout Utah, we award grants addressing the needs of individuals and families from every walk of life.

  • Among our greatest priorities is ensuring excellence in higher education in the state of Utah.

  • Volunteer leadership and support for Utah’s healthcare community were hallmarks of our founders' philanthropic involvement.

  • We focus on helping to preserve and protect natural lands and support restoration and revitalization.

Our Legacy


George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles demonstrated throughout their lifetimes the principles of hard work, volunteerism, and philanthropy.

Generous and invested in the arts, education, and social causes, they wanted to ensure their legacy would have impact far beyond their lifetimes and established the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation in 1960.

Read the History

How to Apply

For those seeking grants, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation focuses on Utah-based efforts with a track record of effectiveness, fiscal responsibility, and impact that coincide with the Foundation’s funding priorities. 

Review Criteria for Eligibility