Nonprofit organizations are essential to the Park City we love; they provide services that keep our diverse citizens healthy and happy, from arts and cultural events to health care services. On Monday morning, thirty-two nonprofits were honored with grants from Park City Community Foundation's (PCCF) annual Community Fund program for a total of $105,000.
Programs funded include financial literacy classes, mentoring programs, recycling, mental health services and performance tickets for seniors. Forty percent of funding contributed to health and human services, but other funding areas include education, conservation and environment, arts and culture and arts and culture education for children, sports and recreation, children and families and animals.
Jack Mueller, PCCF Board Chair, said: "It was an inspirational morning. These people and their efforts and passion make this community the special place it is, for everyone." The Community Fund program is in its sixth year and has granted over $600,000 to nonprofits that serve Summit County. Grant committee members review community needs, conduct site visits, and analyze organizations' financials to gain the community knowledge to make smart grants with big impact.
Noted Grants Committee Chair, Emily Scott Pottruck: "In addition to the Community Fund, PCCF provides a myriad of services to local nonprofits. We're proud to announce that this has resulted in $3.5 million in impact since inception." For example, Live PC Give PC (this year scheduled for Nov. 8) raised almost $1 million in its first two years. Donors to Park City Community Foundation make the Community Fund possible; they include Community Pass holders and partners, people who make gifts of any size, and contributors to PCCF on Live PC Give PC. The most important funding source is the Community Pass, a fully-transferrable pass ski and golf pass.
New this year, the pass now includes four summer lift passes to Deer Valley, Dinner at High West Distillery, 20 passes to Montage Spa, St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert tickets and Sundance Film Festival tickets. This is in addition to 35 days of skiing at Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons and ten foursomes of golf at local courses including Red Ledges Club, Promontory, Park Meadows Country Club, Park City Golf Club, Jeremy Golf and Country Club, Victory Ranch Golf Club and Talisker at Tuhaye. These wonderful businesses donate the services to make these grants possible.
Learn more at www.parkcitycommunityfoundation.org/communitypass.
The Park City Foundation strengthens and unites through giving, supporting and connecting our community. To learn more about your local community foundation, contact Trisha Worthington, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or (435) 214-7475.