KCPW, the Utah Nonprofits Association, and Utah Public Radio are partnering to spotlight the positive impacts of local nonprofit organizations.
“Utah Cares” features a series of stories from diversified nonprofits in an effort to increase the visibility of nonprofits across the state, and to inspire people to give to organizations and community groups that are essential to the health and well-being of Utah.
“Utah Cares” will air on KCPW through July 2. You can hear it at 8:30 during Morning Edition, at 11:30 during World Have Your Say, at 1:30 during Fresh Air, and at 5:20 during All Things Considered. Or you can listen to the episode pod-casts here.
If you would like to hear your organization featured on future episodes of “Utah Cares” please fill out the application.
“Utah Cares” is sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of Utah. Special thanks to Jennifer S. Christensen for producing “Utah Cares.”
Building a bridge of giving hearts that honors the people of the earth…
The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program is designed to build a bridge of hope and understanding between Native American elders who liveon the Navajo Reservation and people of other cultures. Mac Lund and his wife, Sheri, have been volunteers with the program for nearly 15 years.
Providing a supportive environment in which adults with mental illness can rebuild their self-respect, confidence and purpose through meaningful work, education and community
One of 375 similar organizations worldwide, the Alliance House is a clubhouse, a place of belonging, for adults with serious mental illness. Joy Maxwell has been a member of Alliance House for 24 years.
English Skills Learning Center
Bringing the promise of integration, security and empowerment to adult immigrants and refugees in Salt Lake City
The English Skills Learning Center provides biweekly English classes to refugees and immigrants from around the world who now call Utah home. Matthew Bryce serves as the organization’s Workplace Literacy Coordinator.
Grandfamilies Program at the Childrens Service Society
Safe Children, Caring Families, Strong Communities
The Grandfamilies Program at the Children’s Service Society offers support to Utah’s kinship caregivers and their families. Raising two grandchildren, Dirk Groenis grateful for these important services. Anna-Lee Hernandez serves as the program’s coordinator.
Self Reliance of Utah
Providing professional independent living services to adults with mild to moderate cognitive disorders
Self Reliance of Utah was established in 2008 to help adults with cognitive disabilities develop and maintain independent living skills. Kathy Verde is grateful for the organization’s ongoing commitment to her son, Jacob.
“Where Abuse Ends…and Hope Begins”
Cache Valley’s Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency, CAPSA provides help and hope to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Having worked at the agency for 16 years, Executive Director Jill Anderson is committed to this life-changing work.
Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Utah
We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Planting Trees…Growing Communities
Celebrating its 20th year of service, TreeUtah has planted over 350,000 trees statewide, with the help of 125,000 volunteers. In the years ahead, Executive Director Jeff Ward hopes to make it a million.
University of Utah Tanner Dance Program
The University of Utah’s Tanner Dance Program provides elementary school students in Salt Lake County with an opportunity to experience the arts in education. A third grade teacher at Bonneville Elementary, Cynthia Norton appreciates how creative movement has enriched her classroom curriculum.
Utah Health Policy Project
Quality Health Care Coverage for All
The Utah Health Policy Project is Utah’s nonpartisan “Implementation Station” for navigating Federal Healthcare Reform. Story bank participant Diane Knight is one of more than 442,000 Utahans who cannot obtain private health insurance.
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