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New and Renewed Friendships: October 2023


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The ACLU of Utah operates through public education, legal action, and legislative and community advocacy to enhance and defend the civil rights and freedoms of everyone living in or visiting Utah. We are an inclusive, nonpartisan, statewide organization powered by our members, donors, and volunteers.

Common Ground Outdoor Adventures

Common Ground Outdoor Adventures enhances the lives of youths and adults with disabilities through quality outdoor recreation.

Disabled Rights Action Committee

The Disabled Rights Action Committee (DRAC) works to establish equal rights for people with disabilities through enforcement of federal and state laws.

Friends For Sight

Friends for Sight works passionately each day to save sight and change lives. We do this by providing free vision screenings, working to ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds have access to quality eye care, and disseminating information about eye safety, threats to vision, and available community resources.

Great Salt Lake Audubon

Great Salt Lake Audubon is dedicated to protecting and enhancing habitat for wild birds, animals and plants, and to maintaining healthy and diverse environments for wildlife and people throughout the state.

Heart and Soul

Heart & Soul brings hope, healing and joy to 30,000 people each year by producing over 1,400 live shows at convalescent homes, senior centers, hospitals, centers for children with disabilities, psychiatric facilities, domestic abuse shelters and prisons. Heart & Soul seeks to make our world less lonely through music. Our performances enrich the soul and promote wellness through the healing power of the performing arts. Heart & Soul builds bridges, connecting generations, providing an opportunity to give back to our community. In carrying out this mission, Heart & Soul seeks to create a social awareness of people isolated from society. Heart & Soul has been healing human spirits by bringing music and performing arts to isolated members in our community since 1994.

Latino Behavioral Health Services

LBHS is a nonprofit, grassroots organization created to minimize the disparities in access to mental health services among the underserved Latino population of Utah. As a peer-run organization, Latino Behavioral Health Services exists to enhance the mental health awareness and well-being of people with mental illness, their caregivers, and loved ones through support, education, empowerment, and facilitation of resources and services with competent responsiveness to cultural, socio-economic, and linguistics characteristics.

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust (MCHT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Founded in 1993, MCHT is based on the belief that a safe affordable home is often a family’s first step toward economic self-sufficiency. MCHT addresses the dual problems of housing affordability and availability on three fronts: acquisition and new construction of affordable housing, direct assistance in securing housing and needed basic services, education and advocacy to promote housing policy.

Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank

The mission of Mountain West Mothers’ Milk Bank is to promote infant health and nutrition by screening, processing, and dispensing donor human milk, in addition to advocating for and promoting lactation and breastfeeding.

Murray Symphony Orchestra

Murray Symphony has been a leading community orchestra in the Salt Lake Valley for over 45 years! We take pride in providing a wide range of music designed to entertain and enlighten audiences. Our talented musicians and artistic directors participate as a way to give back to the city of Murray and the countless teachers and mentors who have inspired and encouraged them throughout the years.

Ogden Nature Center

Located in the heart of Ogden, you'll find a 152-acre nature preserve and education center open to the public year-round. The Ogden Nature Center offers a wide variety of activities from walking trails to educational programs for all ages.


The One Utah Health Collaborative is an independent 501(c)(3) organization committed to addressing the growth of healthcare spending in Utah. Through public and private funding, a community-centric approach, and emphasis on supporting innovation, we align the community on a long-term roadmap to a better healthcare system.

Park City Education Foundation

Our MissionFund educator-powered initiatives that inspire all Park City students to successfully reach their academic and lifelong potential.

Salt Lake Academy of Music

SLAM is here to ensure that youth in our community have the opportunity to explore and develop their passion for music. We do this by providing inclusive and equitable access to instruments, lessons, performance, recording, and touring programs - all on a free-to-fee sliding scale. We envision a community in which people of all ages are connected through music.

Springville Museum of Art

The Springville Museum of Art is Utah’s first museum for the visual fine arts. Dedicated as a “Sanctuary of Beauty and a Temple of Contemplation” by David O. McKay, the Museum houses over 2,600 works. Utah art, twentieth-century Soviet Realist art and American art, comprise the Museum's permanent collection. With over 15 exhibitions annually, the Museum is a key promoter and contributor to the arts in Utah.

The Hope Alliance

Hope Alliance is a non-profit bringing vision care and eyeglasses for people worldwide. Our mission is to provide sustainable support to underserved communities by providing vision and hope for all.

The Other Side Village

The Other Side Village is a master-planned neighborhood that provides affordable, permanent quality housing for people coming out of chronic homelessness.

The Salt Lake City Public Library System

Your City Library builds a foundation of equity, connection, and limitless possibilities.

UServeUtah/Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism

One trait that consistently sets our state apart is the commitment Utahns have to service. Utah leads the nation in volunteerism and is consistently ranked among the top states for both service and charitable giving. Utahns are passionate about extending a helping hand to those in need and are actively engaged in their communities at the local level. Governor Cox and I invite all Utahns in every corner of our great state to find a way to be involved in strengthening and unifying our communities.

Utah Afterschool Network

The Utah Afterschool Network ensures Utah’s youth have access to high quality afterschool programs.

Utah Classical Guitar

Utah Classical Guitar is dedicated to promoting classical music and music education to the State of Utah by means of classical guitar performances, clinics, master classes, outreach concerts, and education programs.

Utah Down Syndrome Foundation

The Utah Down Syndrome Foundation's mission is providing hope to individuals, their families, and the community through support, education, activities, outreach, and advocacy.

Utah Jumpstart Coalition For Personal Financial Literacy

Our mission is to improve the personal financial literacy of K-12 youth by providing advocacy, teacher trainings, and educational resources. We strive to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making. The Utah Jump$tart Coalition is a coalition of organizations, which share a commitment to the financial education of youth. Working collaboratively, more resources and expertise are available to accomplish this task.

Utah Shakespeare Festival

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is a destination theatre that presents life-affirming classical and contemporary plays and musicals, in rotating repertory, and interactive experiences. All of our work is intended to entertain, educate, and enrich regional and national audiences.

Utah Water Ways, Inc.

University Neighborhood Partners

University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) is a long-term collaboration between the University of Utah and west side Salt Lake County neighborhoods. UNP brings together University and west side people and resources in reciprocal learning, action, and benefit — a community coming together.

Friends for Sight

Friends for Sight works passionately each day to save sight and change lives.

We do this by providing free vision screenings, working to ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds have access to quality eye care, and disseminating information about eye safety, threats to vision, and available community resources.

 Ogden Nature Center

Our mission is to unite people with nature and nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment. Since it was founded in 1975 as Utah's first nature center, the Ogden Nature Center has provided a place where people can go to enjoy and learn about the natural world.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah is your destination for global visual arts. From ancient objects to the latest contemporary works, the UMFA galleries showcase the breadth and depth of human history and creativity. UMFA is a vibrant hub for cultural exchange among campus and community audiences.