Bessie Minor Swift Foundation now accepting grant applications from Summit County
The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation announced today that it is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Summit County, UT. Grants will be awarded to select institutes that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the languages, sciences and interdisciplinary areas. Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2019 and recipients will be announced on May 1, 2019. The Fund will consider applications for grants requesting a minimum of $500.00 and a maximum of $3,000.00.
The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation awards grants to organizations that provide direct service to help with the implementation or expansion of literacy programs for children who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading, and also to develop reading and writing skills at all age levels. The Foundation supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) as well. The Foundation also occasionally supports programs for adults.
More than $530,000 in grants has been awarded since 2008. The Foundation prefers to consider grants for programs instead of grants strictly for purchase of technology. The Foundation also favors awarding grants to organizations that do not have access to large fundraising budgets and are local in nature. Grants are made only to nonprofit organizations certified as tax exempt. More information is available on the website.
The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation was formed by the owners and founder of Swift Communications, which owns and operates The Park Record and http://www.parkrecord.com.
Bessie Minor Swift was mother of Philip Swift, the founder of Swift Communications. Bessie was born in Onaga, Kansas on June 29, 1887. She was raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and then moved to Blackburn, Missouri where she taught school in a one-room schoolhouse. Phil Swift recalls that the importance of education was reinforced throughout his upbringing not so much through statements or concrete expectations, but more through the example of his mother’s interest in English, reading, history and music.
Nonprofit organizations in the area are encouraged to apply.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Park City and Summit County make the Park Record's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
At a town hall Tuesday, Park City Councilor Max Doilney, Rep. Tim Quinn, R-Heber, and Wasatch County Councilor Kendall Crittenden asked Hideout to delay its vote until after a special session of the Legislature anticipated to begin Aug. 20.