The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund recognized twelve Utah organizations with grants of over $42,000 for their involvement and commitment in addressing issues facing the LGBTQ community. The S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah hosted the reception held in their honor. The endowment fund’s committee members, Jane Marquardt, Sen. Jim Dabakis, Carol Gnade, and Michelle Turpin, organized the event, recognizing and rewarding the work these non-profits have done, and are continuing to do, to improve communities throughout the state.

“From providing shelter and other resources for LGBTQ homeless youth, to mentoring, addressing health and educational issues, and more, the grant recipients are making a significant impact on the health and well-being of everyone in our state,” said Jane Marquardt. “Hearing of the work that these dynamic organizations are engaging in is impressive. We are honored to reward them with a token of appreciation for their efforts.”

Grants were awarded to:

Utah AIDS Foundation for the PrEP, HIV Prevention Clinic
Utah Pride Center for the Genderevolution Conference
Spy Hop in support of the Move the Dial initiative
Westminster College for the LGBT programming internship
UMOCA in support of the Out Loud Mentoring Program
OUTreach Resource Centers for general operating for Ogden drop-in center
Planned Parenthood for the Safe at School Program
Plan-B Theatre Company for the premiere of VIRTUE by Tim Slover
Bennion Community Service Center for the Alternative Breaks Program
Utah Film Center for the Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival
Youth Futures for their Shelter, drop-in services, and street outreach
Brigham Young Queer Alumni Association for a Recognition Banquet

About the Community Foundation of Utah
The Community Foundation of Utah is a private, not-for-profit organization that works to be a catalyst for inclusive, visionary, and diverse philanthropy. They assist entities such as individuals and families, to organizations, corporations, and governments in establishing an array of charitable funds. Since its inception in 2008, over 200 funds have been managed and accounted for by the Community Foundation, which then deploys those funds through scholarships, grants, competitions, Program Related Investments, and other awards. For more information, please visit

About The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund
Established in 2011, the LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund pools donations from members and allies of the LGBTQ community. Leveraging individual donations to increase the impact of those individual donations, the fund has awarded over $284,000 in grants since its inception.