February 01, 2021

Our New and Renewed Friendships - January 2021

Join us in welcoming our new and returning nonprofit friends, from January 2021, to the UNA Community.

New to the UNA Community

1Utah Project

​1Utah Project aims to boost civic engagement for Black, Indigenous, People of Color and disaffected voters in Utah. Utah’s population is growing and becoming increasingly diverse. Net migration is contributing to the majority of growth in the fastest growing counties in the state, rather than natural increases derived from births. In 2020, positive net migration contributed the largest annual share of the state’s population growth this decade.

A Mother's Foundation

A Mother’s Foundation mission is to connect humanity by uplifting communities, neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, children, young people as well as mothers, and women of all ages to succeed and are confident in today's ever-challenging society by delivering laptops, smart tablets, and connectivity to those in need, bridging the technology gap between poverty and affluence.

Eden Streets, Inc.

Eden Streets, Inc. addresses lack of personal fitness, social isolation and environmental degradation in a way that transforms lives and communities. It uses the garden or farm as its laboratory. ESI fosters growing plants in a supportive environment on the scale of a gardening chapter, a community garden or an urban farm. Those who engage in ESI’s program gain life and employment skills. Producing food brings the community together to support each other, improve wellness and instill a love for life and the earth.

The Malinois Foundation

Here at the Malinois Foundation we believe that Service Dogs save lives. It is our mission to make these life-saving companions available to our Veterans, First Responders, Women Survivors, and Children with Medical Needs. Whether it be for PTSD, Mobility Support, or Special Needs, we work to heal and empower these individuals with a specialized service animal, a partner in life, and a new best friend.

Wild Canyon Discovery

Wild Canyon Discovery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit established in 2020. We operate as a nature and community connection organization: exploring, playing, and learning together in the Southern Utah and Northern Arizona canyon country region. WCD will be offering day camps, overnight camps, retreats, and school programs for children and adults regardless of their economic circumstances.


Renewing with the UNA Community

Aerospace Heritage Foundation Of Utah

Hill Aerospace Museum is located on approximately 30 acres of the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base, five miles south of Ogden, Utah. The Museum, which opened in 1986, was founded in 1981 as a part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. The Utah Museum moved to its current facility in 1991 and hosted its five millionth visitors in the spring of 2019. There were 359,181 visitors, coming from every state and from many foreign countries, who visited the Museum last year. Not only does the Museum have more than 70 aircraft on display in its two inside galleries and outside air park, it exhibits thousands of artifacts depicting the history of aviation of the United States Air Force, Hill Air Force Base and the State of Utah.

Cedar City Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber supports business opportunities, provides resources and trainings, fosters partnerships with members, and promotes a positive image for the business community!

Child and Family Empowerment Foundation

Child and Family Empowerment Services develops the culture of empowerment practice with a particular focus on teaming among all staff. We use a respectful and collaborative process that helps protect children and strengthen families in a culturally sensitive and responsive manner in order to help eliminate suffering. We believe in serving a wide range of diverse populations such as different age groups, nationalities, lifestyles, and religions. In the process of serving others, we include core values which are spiritual, intuitive, and genuine in nature.

Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse (CAPSA)

CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center serving Cache County and the Bear Lake area. We provide support services for women, men, and children impacted by abuse. All of our services are FREE and confidential.

Clark Planetarium

For more than 50 years, Clark Planetarium has been Salt Lake’s go-to destination for visitors of all ages who want to discover and learn about space and science. Clark Planetarium’s mission is to create and present enlightening experiences that inspire wonder in learning about space and science and to promote greater public awareness of science in daily life.

Comunidades Unidas

Comunidades Unidas / Communities United (CU) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1999. CU engages with more than 5,000 individuals per year while maintaining our grassroots connection with our community. Our initiatives are focused on building Healthy and United Families!

Craft Lake City

Craft Lake City® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art.

DDI Vantage

DDI Vantage, Inc. empowers vulnerable children, adults and families to reach their full potential.

Employers Council

​​​People make the difference at Employers Council. Our committed staff of nearly 200 top employment law attorneys, human resource professionals, researchers, facilitators, coaches, trainers, investigators, negotiators, and other specialists offers you the broadest array of professional services under one roof. To give you the help you need, we've assembled a team of respected industry veterans who work at the top level of their specialized disciplines. Employers Council's consultants and advisers can walk alongside you, offering the guidance you need, in person or over the phone.

Epilepsy Foundation Utah

For more than five decades, the Epilepsy Foundation has shone a light on epilepsy. The Foundation and its nationwide network of nearly 50 partners connects people to treatment, support and resources; leads advocacy efforts; funds innovative research and the training of specialists; and educates the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid.

Equality Utah

Equality Utah’s mission is to secure equal rights and protections for LGBTQ Utahns and their families.

Friends of Alta

As Alta’s local land trust, the Mission of Friends of Alta is to protect the environment of Alta, including watershed and wildlife habitat areas; to preserve Alta’s unique character and heritage; and to encourage stewardship and sustainability of Alta’s environment and community.

Grafton Heritage Partnership Project

The Partnership’s purpose is to preserve and enhance the outstanding historical, agricultural, scenic, riparian, and cultural values of the Grafton historic town site for the benefit of present and future generations.

Granite Education Foundation

The mission of Granite Education Foundation is to improve educational outcomes by strengthening the Granite School District Community. This is accomplished through the engagement of business and community partners in the support of Granite School District and the academic achievement of all its students.


The Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL Utah) has a track record of tackling some of the biggest threats to Utah’s environment and public health — and succeeding — by empowering grassroots advocates, using science-based solutions, and developing common-sense policy

Image Reborn Foundation

Image Reborn Foundation’s mission is to provide no-cost healing retreats to women diagnosed with breast cancer and to assist them in living rich and fulfilling lives.

Kayenta Arts Foundation

The Center For the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK), located in Ivins, Utah was built with the grass roots support of community members who envisioned a vibrant, intimate, professional theater venue nestled in the majestic red rock mountains of the Kayenta community. Many in Southern Utah were united by their passion for diversity in “The Arts” and thus the creation of the Kayenta Arts Foundation became a reality. Soon support from the local business community, government entities and foundations began to grow.

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (LLPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that inspires people to Explore, Discover, and Learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems. A world-class facility, LLPA provides learning opportunities at all levels, interests, and ages. Since opening its new facility in Draper in March 2014, the Aquarium has welcomed over five million visitors and provided more than 650,000 educational experiences to students. Home to more than 4,500 animals representing 650 species, LLPA showcases ecosystems from around the planet including kelp forests, coral reefs, the deep ocean, Antarctic waters, Asian cloud forests, South American rain forests, and the waterways of our home state of Utah.

Lyrical Opera Theater

Lyrical Opera Theater uses innovative technology to bring an old art form to new audiences. We perform fully staged operas in their entirety and original languages engaging local, internationally acclaimed, seasoned performers as well as young and upcoming artists. LOT uses scenery projections with clear, large English supertitle translations projected above the scenery so audience members can easily understand and follow the story. We bring opera to the masses while being artist friendly. As a volunteer-run and staffed non-profit, we provide affordable tickets so everyone can attend. We support our community's highly skilled performing artists by providing performing opportunities where they can stay home with their regular income providing jobs and businesses AND be with their loved ones. Our use of technology greatly improves our productions while decreasing production costs so that most of the funds we raise are given to our artists where they are spent right here in our Utah communities.

Midwives College Of Utah

Midwives College of Utah (MCU), formerly the Utah School of Midwifery, was founded in 1980 and is the largest and longest-standing direct-entry midwifery program in the nation. The Midwives College of Utah was founded by Dianne Bjarnson in response to the rising need for accessible, quality education for community midwives. MCU graduates are pivotal to the necessary “tipping” revolution of maternity care and birth culture throughout North America in the 21st century.

Neighborhood Housing Solutions

Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing Corporation (NNHC) was founded in 1996 in Logan, Utah. Originally known for our popular Mutual Self-Help Housing Program, we’ve expanded our services to include a wide variety of programs and projects that help people achieve better housing. In 2016 we re-named ourselves to Neighborhood Housing Solutions to better reflect our broad reach of housing-based service programs for our community. We’re the same agency, same programs, same people – just a new name.

Nonprofit Legal Services of Utah

Seeing that Nonprofit Legal Services of Utah is a 501(c)(3) organization, we love nonprofits!   Unfortunately, some organizations veer off track due to the tangled web of laws and regulations governing nonprofits.  Even worse, many people simply give up their dream of starting a nonprofit when they try to tackle the process on their own. We will help you get your organization started on the right foot and running smoothly for a price that is fair and affordable.

Nuzzles & Co.

Our mission is to protect animals. To provide a loving, nurturing place where they can get healthy and learn positive behaviors. And then to find loving homes for each one of them. We also work to educate people on the humane treatment of animals. What we’ve learned is that, in helping these animals, we are the ones who benefit. As our animals get a second chance at life and find loving homes, they give back that love one-hundred fold. When we put love first, we come together as a community and grow stronger as a society.

OPTIONS for Independence

The mission of OPTIONS for Independence is to provide services to individuals with disabilities to facilitate their full participation in the community and raise the understanding of disability issues and access to the community.

Park City Museum

The Park City Museum is a lively nonprofit organization dedicated to Preserving, Protecting and Promoting Park City's rich history and culturally significant sites.  Our solid 35-year history as one of Utah's most popular and successful cultural anchors has resulted in numerous awards, accolades and regular inclusion in national and international travel guides as a Top Ten Park City attraction.

Plan-B Theatre Company

Since 1991, we have developed and produced unique and socially conscious theatre created by Utah playwrights. We are the first professional arts organization in Utah led by a BIPOC artist. We are anti-racist and anti-racism. We share stories with a local point-of-view as well as global stories from a local perspective. We nourish a pool of local playwrights to rival that found in any other city in the country: we develop relationships with playwrights rather than plays. We serve our community by reflecting it onstage.

Project Read

Project Read provides one-on-one tutoring services to adults with low literacy skills in Utah County and changes lives through literacy by empowering individuals, strengthening families, and building community. The goals of Project Read are met through the cooperation of community volunteers and other organizations that serve adults with low literacy skills.

Seekhaven Family Crisis and Resource Center

Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and helps them rebuild their lives. Serving Grand County and Southeastern Utah, Seekhaven provides a wide range of essential services including client advocacy, emergency shelter, and transition assistance.  We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe, secure, and supported. If you feel that you, or someone you know, is in danger please seek help. You can make the difference.

Stone of Hope Youth

Stone of Hope Youth works hand-in-hand with local school districts and provides year-round mentorship programs with mentors who listen to, encourage, and guide our youth in their daily lives in West Valley City, Utah where 45% of students are economically disadvantaged. We host multi-week summer camps to teach life skills including self-discipline, daily structure and leadership.

Three Corners Women's Giving Circle

Born in May, 2013, the Three Corners Women’s Giving Circle is an active and fun community of women, diverse in interests and backgrounds, who pool our friendship, intellect and resources to effect change for women and girls in the “three corners” region: southern Utah, northwest Arizona, and Mesquite, Nevada.

Tracy Aviary

As the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Tracy Aviary has grown and evolved over our more than 80-year history to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and leader in environmental education and conservation.

Umbrella Theater Company

Umbrella Theater Company was started in 2018 by Jamie Rocha Allan, Lee Hollaar, and Cara Pomeroy to promote live theater in Utah. We do this primarily in three ways. Umbrella Theater loans equipment, including equipment owned by others but managed by us, to other theater companies, generally at no cost. Umbrella provides support to small theater companies primarily by working with those companies by supporting the technical aspects of the production.  Lastly through the mentorship program we try to have the designers be students or others working with the support of our Technical Director or other experienced mentors and we produce plays ourselves giving aspiring directors the chance to be mentored by our Artistic Director.

Utah Film Center

Utah Film Center inspires and engages diverse audiences to initiate conversation and community building through curated film exhibition, educational programs, and artist support. Utah Film Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, believes that “Good Film Makes Better Humans” and utilizes the power of film to educate, inspire, and engage Utahns, transcending political, geographic, cultural, and religious boundaries to highlight human experiences from around the world.

Utah Food Allergy Network

Utah Food Allergy Network (UFAN) is a local, 501(c)3 non-profit food allergy resource with a Medical Advisory Board.  If you’re not familiar with us, take a moment to learn who we are, see what we’ve accomplished, and peruse the many services we can offer your family. UFAN’s mission is to provide outreach to the newly diagnosed and the community at large, offering support, promoting education, building awareness of the severity of food allergies and anaphylaxis, and advocating for positive change. UFAN provides several online forums for patients to share support, recipes/substitutions, and tips for handling social situations.  We organize free or low-cost community activities like a food-free Easter egg hunt, and a food-free trunk-or-treat.

Utah Mining Association

For over 100 years, the Utah Mining Association has had the honor of representing an industry that is essential to everyone’s lifestyle and standard of living. As the beginning of the supply chain for everything we use and everything we do as a society, the mining industry has a great story to tell, and our association exists to tell that story.

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) believes in the power of the art of our time. Through programming, advocacy, and collaboration, we work with artists and communities to build a better world.

Utah Schools For The Deaf & The Blind

The USDB Education Foundation provides support to Utah’s children who are deaf, blind, or deaf-blind in addition to the generous support from the taxpayers of Utah. The Utah legislature provides funding to cover the basics for school activities at USDB, but sometimes the families of these unique children need a little more help. Hearing aids, glasses, white canes, unique technology and other learning opportunities can be provided with the support of the Foundation. USDB provides overhead and administrative resources for the Foundation, allowing 100% of donations to go directly to the children. This gives individuals, foundations, and corporations an opportunity to donate and make a real difference in the life of a child.

Wander Project

Our mission is to engage with athletes and endurance racing events to support local communities through inspiring fundraising and service. We seek to live our values of: inspiration, engagement and support with every athlete, racing event and partner organization that we have the opportunity to serve.