April 01, 2021

Our New and Renewed Friendships - March 2021

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

New to the UNA Community

By The People

The truth is many of us have the same goals for our country, states and communities. Although we support different candidates and issues, neighbors and leaders want to develop solutions together.

Mental Healthy F.I.T.

Our Mission. Mental Healthy aims to succeed in ending mental health stigma through education, entertainment and impact. Our Vision. Mental Healthy helps communities and individuals visualize turning points by bringing our shadows into the spotlight through talks, /workshops and events. Our goal. To raise mental health awareness and enhance communities. Short and Sweet.

New Vision Veterinary

New Vision Veterinary (non-profit) is dedicated to igniting a cultural revolution in veterinary medicine! The ultimate winners in this revolution are the pets we love and the cherished veterinary professionals that serve them!

Ngoma y'Africa Cultural Center

Ngoma y'Africa Cultural Center (NACC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in the year 2016.  We are dedicated to teaching the community about the African culture by engaging individuals of all ages in various classes and workshops on African history, languages, dance, and drumming, by showcasing the beauty of African arts and crafts, by organizing stage performances, festivals, and events in conference centers, and by presenting at school assemblies, churches, corporations, marriages, and holiday celebrations such as Black History month, Kwanzaa, and more.

On Pitch Performing Arts INC

On Pitch Performing Arts Inc. exists to educate, entertain, and inspire children, adults and audiences with theatrical productions that range from musicals, plays, and new works; we train and support the next generation of theatre artists; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning; and we celebrate the power of theatre to bring together our community.

Ruff Haven Crisis Sheltering

Our mission is to provide a temporary safe haven for companion animals in order to keep pets and their people together in times of crisis, increase pet retention, and decrease the number of animals entering the shelter system. We are an all-volunteer based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a Best Friends NKUT Coalition Partner.

SLC Air Protectors

STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH CLEAN AIR: The SLC Air Protectors is a Native American-led inclusive organization to recruit volunteers, raise awareness, perform community service, support existing initiatives, and take direct action that will address the on-going air pollution crisis in Utah. OUR MISSION: To protect the natural environment, improve air quality, and to support the rights and responsibilities of Indigenous Peoples to be stewards of the land. OUR VISION: To preserve and protect the natural environment for the enjoyment and benefit of all Utah residents while simultaneously developing and honoring Indigenous leadership and culture, educating the general public about environmental and Indigenous issues, and keeping our focus on planning seven generations into the future.

Renewing with the UNA Community

Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation

The Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation was established in 1989 for the purpose of constructing a modest ski museum in honor of ski legend, Alf Engen. With the selection of Salt Lake City to host the 2002 Winter Olympics, the museum concept was dramatically expanded to include a Salt Lake 2002 Olympic gallery and other features which would transform the modest ski museum into a winter sports cultural center. In recognition of a lead gift from the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and the life-long friendship of the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame members, Alf Engen and Joe Quinney, the Engen Foundation Board of Trustees unanimously agreed that the facility should be named the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center with the Alf Engen Ski Museum as the primary cornerstone of the building.

Allen and Alice Stokes Nature Center

The Allen & Alice Stokes Nature Center is Cache Valley’s local nature center and outdoor exploration hub for people of all ages. We are proud to be the official educational permittee of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Logan Canyon Children’s Forest.

Alta Community Enrichment

Our mission is to create opportunities in arts, culture and education for the enhancement and well-being of the Little Cottonwood Canyon community.

Alzheimer's Association, Utah Chapter

For more than 25 years, the Utah Chapter has led the fight against Alzheimer's disease by increasing the understanding of dementia and its impact on family and community, providing information and support for those affected, and promoting the advancement of research.

Amazing Earthfest

Amazing Earthfest is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Kanab, Utah, established in 2007 to produce an annual public festival celebrating National and State Parks, National Forests, Monuments and Public Lands of the Colorado Plateau. Our educational festival brings enjoyment and learning opportunities to residents and visitors while enhancing community and economic resilience in Kane County, Utah. Thousands attend from across the nation and internationally.

Another Language Performing Arts Company

The mission of Another Language is to combine different art forms in innovative ways, and to broaden access to community arts education with the aid of today's communications technology.

Artes De Mexico En Utah

To build communities and a sense of belonging united by cultural connections through the appreciation and creation of art. Art in all its expressions is the pathway to reflect on our past and present to find commonalities among one another.

Asian Association of Utah

In 1977, a group of Asian refugees and immigrants living in Utah saw a need for additional supports and services beyond the scope of existing resettlement agencies. At that time, Utah was a key resettlement state for refugees coming from Southeast Asia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and other Asian countries. In response to this need, the Asian Association of Utah was founded in a small classroom.

Association of Nature Center Administrators

The people who run nature and environmental learning centers began getting together more than 30 years ago to share ideas, experiences, and hard-won professional wisdom. Those early conversations soon became the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA), a professional association dedicated to leaders in the nature and environmental learning center profession, including directors, managers, senior administrators and board members.

Boys & Girls Clubs Of Weber-Davis

When school is out, Clubs are in! Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis has offered positive alternatives to children who may be surrounded by negative influences, showing them how to live successful and productive lives. Since 1860, Boys & Girls Clubs have provided safe havens for young people by offering quality programs and critical relationships with nurturing and reliable adults.

Brolly Arts

Brolly Arts is dedicated to creating meaningful art and vibrant communities through artistic and civic collaboration and experimentation. As a non-profit umbrella arts organization, Brolly is committed to increasing the opportunities and impacts of artists and arts organizations in Salt Lake City and Utah. The focus is on developing artistic, civic and corporate partnerships to increase awareness and change around major issues of the day with local relevance, increase access to the arts, innovative arts programming, and support for local and national independent artists. Brolly Arts facilitates collaborative opportunities for independent artists, established organizations (artistic and civic), and fledgling arts groups.

Canyonlands Field Institute

Canyonlands Field Institute provides quality outdoor education on the Colorado Plateau, to inspire care of wild places, and renew the human spirit. With the vision of a world where the people, wildlife, plants, and waters of the Colorado Plateau are healthy and vibrant.

Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection

Our mission is to promote integration, economic self-sufficiency, and positive connections among refugees, immigrants, and the wider community through two-way education, improved access to existing services, and development of new services.

Children’s Service Society

Children’s Service Society of Utah empowers families, caregivers, and professionals through services supporting the safety and well-being of children. CSS is Utah’s oldest non-profit providing individualized services to those responsible for the welfare of our children. CSS provides services through our programs of Adoption, Care About Childcare, Grandfamilies and Home Visitation. CSS provides comprehensive services to ensure children and families with complex needs benefit from a coordinated care planning process.

Clever Octopus

Clever Octopus Inc ™ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering creativity and environmental awareness through art, science, technology, engineering, and math. Our multi-­tentacled approach includes the Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center and the Octopod mobile outreach vehicle. Creative Reuse Center is a retail space with discounted art supplies create art, waste less, and save money with us.

Community Action Services and Food Bank

Community Action Services and Food Bank is a nonprofit organization in Provo, Utah, that provides a two-step process to solving poverty: first, to provide the resources to help stabilize the person’s crisis, and then to help them rebuild their life. Since 1967, our agency has helped stabilize the crises in the lives of people in need by meeting their basic critical needs (such as food and housing) while providing them with the long-term solutions needed to rebuild their financial and social self-sufficiency, enabling them to break out of poverty.

Crossroads Urban Center

Crossroads Urban Center is a nonprofit, grassroots organization that assists and organizes Utahns with low incomes, those with disabilities, and people of color to meet basic survival needs and to address essential issues affecting quality of life. Established in 1966, Crossroads is a multi-faith, community based project that is in a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Women national office. 

Eye Care For Kids

EyeCare4Kids™ provides professional eye care to low-income, visually-impaired children and underserved families. The organization has helped more than 300,000 children receive professional eye exams, vision screenings and glasses, when needed.

Fathers & Families Coalition of Utah

Founded in 2009, the organization’s goal is to improve economic independence by providing skill building classes to low income individuals residing in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fathers & Families Coalition of Utah has operated the Nurturing Fathers Program and Young Parent Prevention (YPP) program since 2010, and incorporated the Jobs Work Program in 2017 with an empasis on low income young adults age 15-24 in Salt Lake County. Our programs provide evidence based life skills training, teen parenting skills, and tutoring to support improved interpersonal skills, problem solving, academic achievement and self-sufficiency through earned income. Through the services of our programs, 300 youth annually are provided services that help them make better choices in every day challenges that come their way.

Habitat For Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties

OUR MISSION: Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope, and envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live within our service area and around the world.

OUR VISION: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

ABOUT HABITAT LOCALLY: Locally, in Summit & Wasatch Counties, Utah, Habitat’s vision is to create healthy, vibrant communities in our unique mountain towns. 

Habitat For Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties (HFHWD) is a nonprofit organization that strives to help local low-income families have a place to call home. We have numerous programs in order to help those with specific concerns and who are going through some ongoing issues with their families.

Holding Out Help

Holding Out HELP (HOH) is focused on providing full-service care to people from a polygamous background. The HOH team and trusted volunteers have worked diligently to understand the distinct needs of this population. HOH provides housing, food, clothing, counseling, education and other services aiding in each client’s transition to reach self-sufficiency.

Housing Authority of Salt Lake City

The Housing Authority of Salt Lake City (HASLC), a federally funded Special Purpose Government Agency, was created October 1970 to provide rent subsidies and promote affordable housing for low-income persons residing in Salt Lake City. HASLC owns and manages almost 1,600 units of subsidized housing, with another 545 units are financed through tax credits.  The Housing Authority of Salt Lake City’s Section 8 vouchers help nearly 2,800 household’s obtain affordable private-market housing.

I SEE You! Foundation

A Resource For Individuals With Invisible Illnesses & Disabilities & Their Families.

Kimball Art Center

Kimball Art Center is one of Park City’s oldest and most established nonprofit organizations. Since 1976, it has been a resource for creative expression, social connection, and community dialogue. The Kimball Art Center (KAC) provides international quality art exhibitions and dynamic educational opportunities for the citizens of Park City, Summit County, Wasatch County, and the region’s many visitors. We are committed to the fundamental American principles of expression and open engagement. KAC introduces visitors to the artistic process through its educational programs and gives insight into the many layers of creativity. Art is a catalyst for growth that allows an outlet for reflection, fosters new ways of thinking, and encourages compassion and connection. At the same time, we strive to develop the visual literacy of our audiences, breaking down the tpical white space barriers.

Make Salt Lake

Make Salt Lake's mission is to enhance Utah's creative and tech communities by providing affordable access to tools and learning experiences, and by connecting like-minded individuals.

Moab Music Festival

The Moab Music Festival was founded in 1992 by New York based musicians Michael Barrett, pianist/conductor and violist Leslie Tomkins. Captivated by the red rocks of Moab, they were inspired to combine the magical landscape with the joys of music-making. “Starting a music festival seemed like the perfect way to make sure we would return again and again,” says Tomkins.

Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah opened its doors to the public in the George Thomas Building at the University of Utah in 1969. Since then, collections have been transferred from the University's academic departments and grown through research, acquisition, and contributions to number more than 1.6 million objects. The Museum has solidified its position as the state museum of natural history and has developed strong programs of exhibits and education, both on-site and statewide.

National Tongan American Society

Founded in 1994, the National Tongan American Society (NTAS) is one of the longest running non-profit organizations to advocate for and empower all Tongan-Americans and other Pacific Islanders. OUR MISSION (Taumu'á): "Strengthen the Pacific Islander family by promoting health, education, cultural preservation and civic engagement".

Fakamālohia ʻo e Kāinga mei Motú ʻaki hono paotoloaki ʻo e moʻui leleí, akó, pukepuke fonuá, mo e fakamaʻunga ʻo e fatongia ki he fonuá."

OUR VISION (Langimamaʻó):  "Pacific Islanders are healthy, self-reliant, culturally aware, and civically engaged".

"Ko e Kāinga mei Motú ʻoku nau moʻui lelei, moʻui falalaʻanga, ʻilo fonua, mo maʻunga fatongia he fonuá."

Navajo Santa

Ya’at’eeh Keshmish, a non-profit organization known as Navajo Santa, strives to enhance the lives of indigenous peoples. We acknowledge the strengths and the needs of the Navajo people living in and around the Utah Strip of the Navajo Nation through the spirit of giving while fostering trust and respect between cultures.

NOVA Principles Foundation

The mission of the N.O.V.A. Principles Foundation is:  “Nurturing youth to seek out positive Opportunities, internalize good Values, and to accept Accountability for their choices in life.”

Ogden Valley Adaptive Sports

Ogden Valley Adaptive Sports inspires confidence, builds self-esteem, and recognizes individual achievement. Our fundamental goal is to provide high quality, personalized, safe and fun experiences to individuals and families through winter sports and recreation.

Philippines Humanitarian

Philippines Humanitarian is a non-denominational, U.S. based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping indigent families in the Philippines get the educational funds and supplies that will allow them the opportunity to attend kindergarten through college so they can escape the crippling cycle of poverty.

Project Reality

We are a nonprofit outpatient substance use treatment program serving Utah since 1971.  Our team includes board-certified physicians, experienced psychotherapists, and case managers who are committed to providing long term personalized care to reduce suffering and restore functionality.

Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West and together with the University of Utah, is a state arboretum. We are located on 100 acres in the foothills on the eastern edge of the University of Utah campus. The Garden has welcomed guests since 1985 and consists of over 21 acres of developed gardens and five miles of hiking trails winding through an extensive Natural Area. The Garden; which is community-funded; is renowned for its numerous plant collections, display gardens, 500,000 springtime blooming bulbs; including a vast collection of daffodils; world-class outdoor summer concert series, and award-winning horticulture-based educational programs.

RiteCare of Utah

We help children with all types of learning challenges related to speech and language. We are dedicated to helping children become more successful in their home and school settings by empowering them to reach their full educational and social potential.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area

Since 1988 Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area has been keeping families close in a place that feels like home – providing stability and resources when they need it most.  The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area (RMHC) is to surround families with the support they need to be near and care for their seriously ill or injured children. We provide a home-away-from-home to ease daily burdens and empower families of hospitalized children with meaningful experiences and quality time together.  RMHC is committed to providing exceptional programs for families with seriously ill or injured children with fiscal responsibility, accountability – and thoughtfulness.

Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf

The Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD) is a non-profit 501c3 agency that was officially established in September of 2001. The agency is run by a group of concerned people (Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing).The Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD) is an advocacy agency culturally and linguistically designed to meet the specific needs of Deaf, Deaf/Blind and Hard of Hearing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. SLCAD provides direct services to victims (finding safe shelter; legal advocacy, counseling, support groups, parenting classes, etc.), support to survivors, in-service trainings to professionals, education to the Deaf community and collaboration with service providers.

Summit County Clubhouse

Summit County Clubhouse Serves Adults in Summit County, Utah ​with a History of Mental Illness. Following the Clubhouse International model, we are a supportive, recovery-based community for people living with mental illness that offers opportunities for friendship, employment, education, community ​and access to other important supports in a single caring and safe environment. 

The Christmas Box International

The Christmas Box International charity works to prevent child abuse. We partner with local, national, and international groups to improve the quality of life for children, teens, and young adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, trafficking or are facing homelessness or other risks that no child should have to face.

The Foundation for the Prevention of Violence

As a society, we generally address violence in one way: by reacting to it. We follow it on the news, discuss it at work, and listen to endless debates about policy—until the next incident occurs and the cycle starts over again. But there’s only one way to actually stop the cycle—we must prevent the violent behaviors that start it. Fortunately, this is not as impossible as it sounds. Our team worked with retired F.B.I. profiler Greg Cooper to create programs, protocols, and assessments designed to increase school safety, reinforce workplace security, and teach both communities and individuals how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. With these programs, we can do more than just react to violence—we can prevent it from happening in the first place.

The Madeleine Festival & The Eccles Organ Festival

Led by The Right Reverend Lawrence Scanlan, Salt Lake City's first bishop, construction on the cathedral on South Temple began in 1899 and was completed in 1909. Architects Carl Neuhausen and Bernard Mecklenburg combined a predominantly Romanesque exterior with a Gothic interior on the structure. A $9.7 million renovation begun in 1991 substantially enhanced and strengthened the structure. The renewed building was rededicated on February 21, 1993, and the cathedral is listed on both the Utah and national registers of historic places.

TreeUtah

TreeUtah works with students, municipalities, local businesses, community groups, and volunteers to plant trees in public spaces throughout the state. We plant trees of all types and sizes to make Utah a greener place to live, work, and play.

UCAIR Utah Clean Air Partnership

UCAIR is a statewide clean air partnership created to make it easier for individuals, businesses and communities to make small changes to improve Utah’s air. Every small change adds to a collective bigger step toward better health, a better economy and better overall quality of life for all of us.

Utah Arts Alliance

The UAA provides unique services and programs that benefit the communities we serve by providing the infrastructure that enables people to pursue their creative dreams and experience art in their community. We operate four venues and provide many crucial programs and services for artists, as well as unmatched opportunities for the public to experience arts & culture through our events and community programs.

Utah Harm Reduction Coalition

The Utah Harm Reduction Coalition (UHRC) is a non-profit community-based organization providing harm reduction services, education, and advocacy throughout the state of Utah. Our mission is to provide evidence-based interventions to aid people in reducing health and social harms associated with substance use.

Utah Health Policy Project

Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing sustainable health care solutions for underserved Utahns through better access, education, and public policy. Since 2006 UHPP has worked hard to develop solutions to create a health system that provides better access to higher quality health care at a lower cost. We pride ourselves on being an open resource for the public, community leaders, the media, businesses, health care providers and policymakers.

Utah Hemophilia Foundation

Through education, advocacy, outreach, and networking, the Utah Hemophilia Foundation empowers individuals with bleeding disorders to lead healthier and more self-sufficient lives.

Utah Humanities

Utah Humanities is an independent non-profit established in 1975. With a small, dedicated staff and volunteer board of directors, we offer public humanities programs across the state that involve thousands of people and organizations. To do our work, we partner with organizations that want to improve their communities through the humanities. Our partnerships span Utah and focus on literature, heritage, education, conversations, and local humanities ideas.

Utah Infertility Resource Center

Utah Infertility Resource Center provides education and emotional support to those who are struggling to grow their families so they are empowered, strengthened, and equipped to move forward on their respective journeys.

Utah Legal Services

Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns. We level the playing field, ensuring everyone has a voice in the legal system.

Wasatch Adaptive Sports

The mission of Wasatch Adaptive Sports is to encourage individuals with adaptive needs and their families to realize their potential and engage in active living through recreational, educational and social programs. Wasatch Adaptive Sports programming focuses on increasing independence and mobility in a social environment.

West Valley Arts and Culture (Utah Cultural Celebration Center Foundation)

In 2019, the board of directors made the decision to change the name of the Utah Cultural Celebration Center Foundation to the West Valley Arts and Cultural Foundation or West Valley Arts.  For many years, the Utah Cultural Celebration Center has functioned as the primary facility to the Division of Arts and Culture providing events, arts programming, and arts educational opportunities for West Valley citizens and the greater Wasatch Front.   Recently, we have grown to include Harman Theatre, and we have embarked on an exciting city-wide public arts program. The decision to change our name reflects our growth as an organization, desire to be more inclusive of our community, and better demonstrate our mission and purpose.