Community

Whether fighting hunger, homelessness and addiction; fostering urban planning, revitalization and affordable housing; building parks and playgrounds; assisting victims of abuse and neglect; supporting youth camps and programs for those with disabilities; providing legal support for the disadvantaged; or offering after-school initiatives for at-risk youth … the Foundation directors make it a priority to support the dedicated teams of administrators, volunteers and fellow contributors who are strengthening communities and setting the course for Utah’s bright future.

Throughout Utah, grants from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation address the societal needs of individuals and families from every walk of life, and foster new opportunities for enriching lives in a myriad of ways. The directors are pleased to partner with nonprofit organizations to make a lasting difference for the citizens in every corner of the state – from newborns to seniors.

30-year Legacy Partnerships

Social service and community organizations of every size have looked to the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation for philanthropic support for decades. The Foundation’s partnerships with the organizations listed below have spanned at least 30 years, enabling outstanding professionals to address needs in areas ranging from hunger, homelessness and substance abuse to disability services, community revitalization and more. Long-term Foundation support has also enriched community gathering places as varied as Utah’s Hogle Zoo, Utah Food Bank, The Road Home, Neighborhood House, the National Ability Center, Junior League, YMCA and YWCA, among many others.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake, Murray
  • Camp Kostopulos, Salt Lake City
  • Catholic Community Services, Salt Lake City
  • The Children’s Center, Salt Lake City
  • Crossroads Urban Center, Salt Lake City
  • Envision Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Girl Scouts of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Intermountain Specialized Abuse Treatment Center, Salt Lake City
  • Junior League of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City
  • Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake, Salt Lake City
  • National Ability Center, Park City
  • Neighborhood House, Salt Lake City
  • Neighborworks Salt Lake, Salt Lake City
  • Odyssey House, Salt Lake City
  • Rape Recovery Center, Salt Lake City
  • The Road Home, Salt Lake City
  • The Salvation Army - Salt Lake Basin, Salt Lake City
  • Utah Council of the Blind, Salt Lake City
  • Utah Dispute Resolution, Salt Lake City
  • Utah Food Bank, Salt Lake City
  • Utah Youth Village, Salt Lake City
  • Utah’s Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City
  • Work Activity Center, West Valley City
  • YCC Family Crisis Center, Ogden
  • YMCA of Northern Utah, Salt Lake City
  • YWCA Utah, Salt Lake City

Community Grant Recipients | 1982 - 2017

Grant-Making Guidelines

Foundation gifts in this area are directed to qualified charitable organizations and their projects that provide social services and humanitarian aid to help people in need, including low-income populations, the homeless and hungry, the physically or mentally challenged, and the young and the elderly who may require special assistance, as well as those offering community enrichment for all citizens.

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