SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. — Even as COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the country, many communities are still facing challenges from the pandemic, and the organizations that support them are still seeing unprecedented demand.
In spite of the odds, local programs that address critical issues such as food insecurity, homelessness, domestic violence, child abuse, elder issues, mental health, and community safety have continued to find creative new ways to deliver help quickly and safely, even while facing additional budget constraints.
As part of the company’s commitment to supporting its communities, PacifiCorp Foundation, a nonprofit arm of Rocky Mountain Power, is donating more than $525,000 across the six states it serves. The funding goes to support a total of 209 safety and wellness grants as part of the most recent round of quarterly grants provided by the foundation each year. The next grant cycle is now open through June 15; organizations may apply online.
“We celebrate these heroic organizations that have continued to reinvent and reimagine ways they can help our communities’ most vulnerable,” said Gary Hoogeveen, president, and CEO of Rocky Mountain Power. “Although we see brighter days ahead, Rocky Mountain Power remains deeply committed to supporting the work of these organizations, helping to fortify our communities, so they are strong and resilient.”
The following grants were given to Park City organizations:
- National Ability Center for program scholarship assistance to help people of all abilities participate in adaptive sports, outdoor adventures, and educational programs at the center.
- Peace House to meet the demand for domestic violence shelter and support services which has increased during the pandemic.
- People’s Health Clinic to support prenatal ultrasound services to ensure healthy babies.
- Youth Sports Alliance for sport and healthy lifestyle after-school programs aimed at keeping children from lower-income homes active during the time of COVID.