April 30, 2021

Our New and Renewed Friendships - April 2021

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

New to the UNA Community

Ballet Next Inc.

BalletNext is a boundary-crossing platform, creating dynamic international performance collaborations between artists, students, and institutions.

Living With Pride

Living & Aging with Pride is a unique multimedia Broadcast, Podcast program which addresses the inevitability of aging and highlights the financial burdens that impact the aging communities quality of life.

Mothers Without Borders

We offer hope to orphaned and vulnerable children by nurturing and caring for them as if they were our own. We focus our work in Zambia, Africa where we partner with and support local organizations, empower women, and care for the most vulnerable children. We provide food, housing, and education for children while also offering adult caregivers literacy and business skills training.

Product Hive

We are a community of product managers, strategists and designers in Utah. We exist to help each other learn, contribute, and connect through volunteer-led opportunities.

Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab

We are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focused on helping the reported 250,000 stray companion animals on the Native American Reservations of the Southwest United States. Through transport, vet care, and adoption services, Underdog Rescue helps to combat the overpopulation of stray and at large dogs of the Four Corners. Our Rescue Ranch is headquartered in Moab, Utah.

Utah Friends of CASA

Utah’s Friends of CASA is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that invests in the Utah CASA program by providing essential resources, training, and funding. We are a group of interested and concerned community members who support the vision and mission of the Utah CASA Program.

Yoga Forward, Inc.

Yoga Forward is a community service outreach program that brings healing benefits of yoga and mindfulness to those who need it most. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah that serves as a hub for more than 600 members of the Yoga Assets Teacher Training community.  As part of their commitment to become Yoga Instructors through this program, our students/teachers have agreed to engage in some form of Yoga Service. Yoga Service is the intentional sharing of yoga practices with people who experience vulnerability or trauma at different points of their lives.  As you can imagine, that list is long.  It could include stressed-out students, veterans, prisoners, at-risk youth, and the terminally ill. To-date, our teachers have dedicated more than 13,000 hours of Yoga Service and counting.

Renewing with the UNA Community

AIA Utah

We advocate for the value of architecture and give architects the resources they need to do their best work. Our work drives positive change through the power of design.

American Red Cross

Your American Red Cross in Utah prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors, to help neighbors and communities in need—down the street, across the country, and around the world. It is a congressionally chartered organization but receives no line-item government funding. Instead, it relies on the generosity of people like you to carry out its mission.

Association for Utah Community Health

For over 30 years, The Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH) has represented Utah's Health Centers and their patients. As the Primary Care Association (PCA) in the state, we provide over 15,000 hours of training and technical assistance to 13 Health Centers as well as our affiliate members each year.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

OUR MISSION: Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

OUR VISION: Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential. Every child has the innate ability to achieve great success. With our mission and vision, we are working together to build a brighter future for all the kids in our community.


Bear-O Care provides a community approach to caring for individuals with multiple disabilities by building on and supporting the existing strength of families and caregivers.

Birch Creek Service Ranch

The mission at BCSR is to teach 12-15 year old boys and girls to value nature and hard work, to think for themselves and overcome challenges, and to build relationships and become engaged members of their communities.

Carbon Medical Association

We are a federally qualified community health center. Our goal is to continuously improve our quality of care and services to create a better experience for you and your family members.

Entrada Institute

The mission of the Entrada Institute is to serve as an arts and educational center to further public understanding and appreciation of the arts, the natural, historical, and traditional cultural heritage of the high desert Colorado Plateau, and to foster community-based economic development in Wayne County, Utah and the surrounding region.

Family Promise of Ogden

Working together with a community of over 600 volunteers, we provide nightly housing and meals, we mentor at-risk families, we teach financial literacy, we help find jobs and affordable housing, and we bring people in need together with people who want to help. We do this in a very personal way, helping only 3-4 families at a time and providing individual case management that is tailored for each family. We help these families find jobs and housing usually in less than 3 months. And we give volunteers who want to reach out, but aren’t sure how, the framework that turns compassion into action.

First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City

First Unitarian Church nurtures and challenges the spiritual and intellectual journey for all generations and actively engages in building a progressive and just world.

Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah

Since 1998, Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah and its staff have served over 24 families in need of simple decent housing. Through the generous support of countless volunteers, donors, and community partners, we are able to pursue our vision of eliminating poverty housing in Washington County. Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Heart Walk Foundation

Heart Walk Foundation works with a number of Andean communities on culturally and environmentally appropriate economic development and agricultural projects. Creating unique partnerships by incorporating tribal volunteer labor we tackle the challenges faced by remote indigenous villages. Our projects areas of focus include education, health & dental, food supplies, and sustainable development.

House of Hope

House of Hope is a private, nonprofit organization offering residential, day treatment, and outpatient substance use disorders treatment for adult women. Services are offered at seven facilities located in Salt Lake City and Provo. Our mission is treating substance use disorders, rebuilding lives, strengthening families, and empowering women.

Intermountain Therapy Animals

Intermountain Therapy Animals is a nonprofit organization bringing animal resources to human needs. We specialize in providing animal-assisted therapy in the areas of physical, occupational, speech and psychotherapies, as well as special education.

Iron County Care and Share

Iron County Care and Share is a local, private non-profit dedicated to providing compassionate assistance and resources to individuals and families in need, offering them opportunities to increase their stability and self-sufficiency.

Journey of Hope

Having helped more than 1,000 women since our founding, we gratefully acknowledge that the scope and impact of what we do at Journey of Hope is profound. We empower women and girls at-risk for further harm and incarceration — the homeless, the trafficked, those fleeing domestic violence, the addicted, the mentally ill, women transitioning from jail and prison, and girls aging out of state services.

Junior League of Salt Lake City

The Junior League of Salt Lake City, Inc. is a charitable organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action, education and leadership of trained volunteers.

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains is a faith based, non-profit human services agency providing adoption, foster care, older adult & caregiver, prevention, and refugee services since 1948. We provide help and support to children and families during their most challenging times regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or age. At LFSRM, we believe that all people, from the newborn to the most elderly, are valued members of our community.

Park Silly Sunday Market

The Park Silly Sunday Market mission is: An ecofriendly open air market, street festival and commUnity forum where neighbors and friends come together to celebrate our commUnity of fun and funky Park Sillians. "CommUnity, this is where it happens!"

Phyllis and Mark Leppert Foundation for Fertility Research (The Campion Fund)

Conception, pregnancy, birth. This is one of the most natural functions of our bodies. Yet, due to diseases of the reproductive system, for many it becomes a complicated, unattainable process. The Campion Fund and Leppert Foundation want to change that. Through medical research and education, we are working to eradicate these diseases, restoring health and hope to women and men worldwide.

Pinnacle Acting Company

Pinnacle Acting Company produces classic and contemporary classic theatre with an emphasis on award-winning plays.

Rowland Hall

We inspire students to lead ethical and productive lives through a college-preparatory program that promotes the pursuit of academic and personal excellence.

Senior Charity Care Foundation

Here at Senior Charity Care Foundation, we believe that every senior should have access to quality health care, regardless of income or insurance status. Our model focuses on affordable mobile health clinics. We bring dental and vision services directly to our clients living in senior apartments and care facilities. Our prices are subsidized by the generous contributions from corporations and individuals. The vision and dental care offered is affordable, even if a senior does not have insurance.

Snowbird Sports Education Foundation

Our mission: "We strive to foster a passion and life long love of winter sports and an active outdoor lifestyle while developing the life skills associated with success in all endeavors: goal setting, self discipline, a strong work ethic, determination and commitment."

The Foundry Food Hub

We are continually innovating our business models through designing, developing, and manufacturing all our own buildings, products, equipment, software, and technology. We disrupt traditional business models by making data-driven decisions to future proof our business against competition.

The Jordan River Foundation

Our mission is to provide funding to preserve and enhance life and enjoyment of this community asset known as the Jordan River Parkway. We support projects for the establishment and maintenance of a public parkway including the development of recreation, water quality, conservation, restoration and wildlife resources. We also support education and events for sharing knowledge in order to increase awareness and community experience of this 50-mile plus blue-green natural jewel within the densest urban population of Utah.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other blood cancers, we are now The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.

The McGillis School

In every sense of the word, McGillis is a school - a school of high academic standards, where each student is challenged to excel, and where our teachers focus on understanding each child’s learning style, leading and guiding our students to become strong and capable learners for a lifetime.

The Playing for Life Foundation

Our mission is to raise funds through different platforms such as golf tournaments or other events to benefit breast cancer research for the purpose of finding a cure, early detection, survivor care, support and treatment. As this is an all-volunteer organization, 98% of funds raised are donated locally to other organizations specifically involved with breast cancer research, survivor care and early detection, which are also exempt under section 501c3.

Torrey House Press

Torrey House Press publishes books at the intersection of the literary arts and environmental advocacy. THP authors explore the diversity of human experiences and relationships with place. THP books create conversations about issues that concern the American West, landscape, literature, and the future of our ever-changing planet, inspiring action toward a more just world.


UtahPresents, a multi-disciplinary presenter at the University of Utah, brings diverse artistic and cultural experiences to campus and the region, exploring and enriching the human experience through the lens of creativity and the arts. As stewards of the iconic Kingsbury Hall, we provide a valuable gathering space for community events and campus partners.  Through a breadth of collaborations, UtahPresents encourages curiosity, enhances cultural vibrancy, and creates connections beyond the stage.

Utah AIDS Foundation

Utah AIDS Foundation, through client-driven services, champions sexual health and overall well-being for those living with or at risk for HIV and other STIs. Utah AIDS Foundation  works to achieve a future where everyone has equitable access to HIV and STI education, prevention, treatment, and care. 

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is a private non-profit organization recognized nationally for providing expertise concerning issues of domestic and sexual violence to member programs, community partners and others in Utah.

Utah Rivers Council

The Utah Rivers Council is a grassroots organization dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of Utah’s rivers and sustainable clean water sources for Utah’s people and wildlife. Founded in 1994, we work to protect Utah’s rivers and clean water sources for today’s citizens, future generations and healthy, sustainable natural ecosystems.  We implement our mission through grassroots organizing, direct advocacy, research, education, community leadership and litigation.

Utah Society for Environmental Education

The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE) is the statewide leader in promoting high-quality environmental education in the Beehive State.  USEE is the Utah Affiliate of the North American Association for Environmental Education. As part of this robust network we work to elevate the field of environmental education along with 56 partner affiliates and over 150,000 educators.

Visual Art Institute

Visual Art Institute nurtures creative expression, teaches imagination and fosters artistic development through in-depth study and experimentation, inspiring individuality and confidence regardless of age or ability.


As a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Utah, VOTERISE is helping to build a vibrant and inclusive democracy. As a result of our Get Out The Vote (GOTV) email/text reminder containing a nonpartisan voter guide, 75% of those registering with VOTERISE turned out to vote and had their voices heard. VOTERISE gives young people and others a voice in the future of our cities, state, and nation.

Washington County Historical Society

The Washington County Historical Society (WCHS) is a non-profit organization incorporated on April 25, 1983. It was formed to promote and perpetuate the history of Washington County, Utah. WCHS exists to encourage and assist all interested Washington County communities with the organization of their city historical societies and to encourage them to promote historical preservation in their communities.