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.
KCPW will air “Utah Cares” through October 22nd. You can hear it at 8:30 during Morning Edition, at 11:30 during World Have Your Say, at 2:30 during BBC Newshour, and at 4:50 during All Things Considered.
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 Lewiston State Bank. Special thanks to Jennifer S. Christensen for producing “Utah Cares.”
Utah Nonprofits Association
Strengthening Organizations that Strengthen our Community
UNA 20th Anniversary
The mission of the Utah Nonprofits Association is to strengthen Utah’s nonprofit community through education, networking and advocacy. Steven Ott, a professor of public administration at the University of Utah, served on the UNA board.
UNA 20/20 Vision for a Stronger Utah Breakfast
On Thursday, October 28th, the Utah Nonprofits Association will host a breakfast at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City to celebrate 20 years of nonprofit success in Utah and build momentum for a stronger Utah in the decades ahead. Jennifer Hogge has chaired the 20/20 Vision for a Stronger Utah committee.
Mountainland Meals on Wheels
Providing hot lunchtime meals for homebound seniors and their caregiver spouses.
Meals on Wheels providesnutritiouslunches for homebound senior citizens and their caregivers. Steven Kapp Perry has been a volunteer with the Mountainland Association of Government’s Meals on Wheels program in Utah County for the past two years.
Utah Commission on Volunteers
Improving communities through service and volunteering.
The Utah Commission on Volunteers coordinates volunteer efforts in Utah by administering Utah’s federal grant funding, facilitating the State’s AmeriCorp program and hosting a website to match charitable organizations with potential volunteers. Shar Lewis serves as the commission’s executive director.
The Utah Association for Intellectual Disabilities
Enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families.
The Utah Association for Intellectual Disabilities provides grassroots support for adults with intellectual disabilities and their families. UAID’s partnership with North Eastern Services has enriched Austin McCoy’s life through both job opportunities and social networking. Sean Crossland is an NES behavior and day service specialist.
Himalayan Cataract Project
Eradicating Preventable and Curable Blindness
Geoffrey Tabin is the Director of the International Ophthalmology Division at the Moran Eye Center and is the cofounder of the Himalayan Cataract Project, providing life-changing cataract surgery throughout the developing world. On October 28th, Dr. Tabin will speak at the Utah Nonprofit Association’s 20th Anniversary breakfast.
Intermountain Therapy Animals
“Pets Helping People”
Intermountain Therapy Animals partners with healthcare and human services professionals to provide animal-assisted therapy and special education. A therapy dog named Colonel was instrumental in the recovery of Ben Howard’s son, Caleb.
Community Action Services and Food Bank
Helping People.Changing Lives.
Serving residents of Utah, Wasatch and Summit Counties, Community Action Services and Food Bank in Provo provides emergency assistance and long term support to help families in poverty become self-reliant. Erica Hone serves as the agency’s communications director.
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