PARK CITY, Utah — On Wednesday the Park City Community Foundation (PCCF) awarded its $45,000 2022 Women’s Giving Fund grant to the Hope Alliance.
The nonprofit will use the funds to expand vision care to uninsured women and girls in Summit County by adding additional medical staff to their team.
“Women and girls will receive prescription glasses and eye care so they can fully engage in life, learning, and work,” a press release states.
Members of the Women’s Giving Fund voted throughout the month of June and selected from three organizations — EATS Park City and SOS Outreach were the other finalists.
“When women and girls in Park City come together to address some of our community’s most significant issues, we drive powerful change,” said Kristi Cumming, chair of Park City Community Foundation’s Board of Directors. “The $45,000 granted today is just one example of the commitment and dedication this group of women has to support their community far and wide.”
Since the Women’s Giving Fund was started in 2014, the members have granted $283,000 to local organizations. Support has gone to medical services for children experiencing abuse, early childhood education programs, transitional housing for women recovering from domestic violence, youth mentorship programs, caregivers of older adults, and more.
Courtney Caplan, chair of the Women’s Giving Fund Grant Committee and a Park City Community Foundation Board Member said, “Our Women’s Giving Fund grant committee went through an extensive process to select the three finalists for this year and hundreds voted for the finalist. Because of our members, these grants have made possible so many urgently needed services right here in Park City and Summit County.”
Park City Community Foundation hosted a special Grant Celebration for its Women’s Giving Fund members on Wednesday, July 6, where the three grantee finalists were highlighted with videos about their proposed work. Sponsors for the event were Vail Resorts EpicPromise and Park City Mountain Resort, and the event was held at Red Pine Lodge at the Canyons with nearly 300 women in attendance