August 27, 2021

Our New and Renewed Friendships - August 2021

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

New to the UNA Community

Hutchings Museum Institute

John Hutchings was a lifetime naturalist and collector and was a native of Lehi, Utah. His passion for natural history and interest in youth groups inspired many generations and led to the establishment of the Hutchings Museum.

Live Life Bigger Foundation

Smith Alley (Founder) is a 17 year old who struggled with the harmful effects of pornography and social media for 5 years. Deciding to change the course of his life at 14, he went through an addiction recovery program and fell in love with helping other people. At age 16, he started a company called ProtechtStrong that helps families set up parental restrictions on devices and create healthy social media habits. He now speaks to groups on how to establish internal filters and use technology in a balanced and intentional way to avoid negative mental health effects and achieve their goals. Smith’s dad, Ben Alley, is the CEO of The Live Life Bigger Foundation. Ben earned his BS in Business Administration and spent 20+ years in SaaS based companies. He uses his business and sales background to help support Smith's mission. His passion to help families stems from the journey that he traveled with Smith. Together they hope to inspire kids and offer resources for those in need.

Project Embrace

Project Embrace operated its first donation campaign out of a dorm room in October 2017 with just a handful of medical devices collected locally. Now, we’re a global 501(c)(3) nonprofit with hopes of increasing access to healthcare for all.

Save the Kids Foundation

The Family History Guide Association

OUR MISSION: To greatly increase the number of people actively involved in family history worldwide, and to make everyone's family history journey easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable.

The Sammy Center

Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation

Wilford Woodruff was an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ for fifty-nine years. To acknowledge God's direction in his daily life, Wilford documented nearly every testimony he bore, every mission on which he embarked, every person he baptized or blessed, and every temple ordinance he performed in the Lord's service. Our mission is to collect, transcribe, publish, and digitally preserve Wilford Woodruff's records to proclaim that Jesus Christ has restored his gospel and continues to reveal his will through his prophets.

United Service Organization

Since 1941, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.

Wasatch Theatre Company

World citizen artists who are into things like engagement, empathy, and empowerment. Oh, and entertainment.

Renewing with the UNA Community

Active Re-Entry

Active Re-Entry became incorporated as a 501c3 in 1987. We serve the seven counties of Eastern Utah - from the Wyoming to the Arizona border - just over 27,000 square miles. The seven counties within the service district include - Dagget, Duchesne, Uintah, Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan. Active Re-Entry is a community based program which assists individuals with disabilities to achieve or maintain self-sufficient, productive lives and live independently within their own communities.

Amazing Ski and Snow People

Amazing Ski and Snow People supports the physical, social, and mental health, education, and infrastructure needs of the ski patrol community.

Angel Paws

Angel Paws Academy (APA) was established in 2018. The Academy was the first undertaking of Angel Paws Utah, with the goal of providing humane education classes and camps to children and teens in the community.  We strive to bring awareness of animal-related issues in our community, and to empower children to make responsible choices as future pet owners and animal advocates.

Art Access

Art Access builds an inclusive and diverse arts community in Utah through creative opportunities for people with disabilities and other marginalized communities, and through public engagement in the arts. Art Access has supported people with disabilities having access to the arts since 1984. Our programming has changed over the years, but we have always focused on making art accessible for all.

Centro Hispano

Our mission is to empower Latino and Utah families by providing equitable access to information, resources, and educational programs to advance and strengthen the community.

Disabled Rights Action Committee

The Disabled Rights Action Committee (DRAC) was organized in 1993 as a grassroots organization of activists who fight for the civil rights of people with disabilities in the state of Utah. Today, we are committed to the goal of assuring the rights of people with disabilities in our state.

Easterseals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain

We’re passionate about providing opportunities for people to access the skills, support and encouragement they need to achieve greater independence. Whether we’re teaching adults with intellectual disabilities daily living skills, helping low-income workers find meaningful employment, or assisting elderly adults with household chores so they can remain at home, the goal of all Easterseals-Goodwill services is to help people increase their independence and improve their lives.

Flourish Bakery

In far too many places, drug addiction and incarceration damage the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Flourish Bakery offers an innovative solution to this complex social problem. Our 15-month, comprehensive internship program fosters hope, healing, and accountability while simultaneously teaching the art and skills of professional baking to those recovering from addiction with a history of incarceration.

Friends of Cedar Mesa

Friends of Cedar Mesa works to protect and build respect for the cultural and natural landscapes of the greater Bears Ears region.

Fundacion Educando Pais


Genderbands helps transgender and gender non-conforming people pay for their transition-related needs. We do this through partnerships, direct sales, and the solicitation of donations.

KRCL Listeners Community Radio of Utah

90.9fm KRCL is northern Utah’s only 501(c)3 non-profit, member-supported community radio station dedicated to broadcasting a well-curated contemporary eclectic mix of music and community information 24 hours a day. KRCL is a non-profit community radio organization, Listeners Community Radio of Utah is heard on the air along the Wasatch Front and Back and streaming worldwide.


MenHealing conducts healing workshops for men, age 18 and older, who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault as a child and/or as an adult. Since 2001 we have served more than 1,649 men through 83 Weekend of Recovery and Day of Recovery Events.

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.

Planned Parenthood Association of Utah

PPAU shares the vision of an equitable world articulated by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America: where sexual and reproductive rights are basic human rights, where access to health care doesn't depend on who you are and where you live, and where every person has the opportunity to choose their own path to a healthy and meaningful life.

Salt Lake City Public Library

Through earthquakes, windstorms, and a global pandemic, The City Library is here for you. Our staff members have been hard at work to continue to meet your needs during these challenging times.

Salt Lake Film Society

We educate, advocate, and inform about --and through-- cinema. We promote diversity through film exhibition and creation. We foster film talent and cultivate film appreciation and participation. Our programs and venues ensure that the potent ideas and voices of film are accessible to everyone in our community.

Salty Cricket Composers Collective

Salty Cricket is a nonprofit (501c3) organization that strives to remove existing social, cultural, and financial barriers for community music experiences. Salty Cricket works to connect new music with new musicians, and seeks to build a community on the foundation of music.

Salt Lake American

Helping refugees who do not know English nor their way around our system to survive and become full-fledged citizens!

Sheroes United

SHERO: A female hero; a woman that displays strong heroic traits- she is fearless, she is a warrior. She is cool under pressure and she is triumphant over her circumstances. A SHERO is a Woman of any age, color, nationality, or geographic location. SHE is an active giver, an example of what is possible, a brilliant light and hope, and an inspiration to people of all ages. A ROLE MODEL. A Woman you look up to. A Woman you strive to be. This is a Woman you can trust. ​We believe that SHEROES are women that have been through extraordinary experiences and have proven to be “SHEROIC” in their efforts. SHEROES are Victors, NOT Victims!!!


Founded in 2012, Sobriety Foundation, formerly SOL Scholarship Foundation, helps adults residing in Utah, with substance use disorders with sober living costs through scholarships.

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 2,500 works. Utah art, twentieth-century Soviet Realist art and American art, comprise the Museum's permanent collection.

Summit Community Gardens

Since 2015, Summit Community Gardens (SCG) partnered with Summit County, The Summit Land Conservancy, and Basin Recreation to create and operate a 1.5 acre garden located in the Snyderville Basin. This space is now home to 88 community garden plots, perennial demonstration beds, vegetable demonstration beds, a beehive, a kids’ garden, and a compost center. 

The Family Support Center of Washington

The Family Support Center (FSC) of Washington County believes in a community-centered, family-focused approach to supporting the needs of children and families. The FSC is a non-profit organization in Saint George, Utah that operates on funding from federal grants and the generosity of private groups and individuals.

The Penny Project

The Penny Project is a unique organization.  What makes us unique?

  • We strive to help children reach their dreams and goals.
  • We distribute goods, food, donations and financial contributions to children and families in need.
  • Our goal is to able to provide help with educational scholarships as well as limited sports financial aid.
  • Our goal is to never turn any person or family in need away.
  • We are dedicated to provide dignity, stability and opportunities to our clients.

Trauma Help for Women

Our Mission: To support individuals on their journey to the other side of healing, so that they can discover who they were truly meant to be.

Our Vision: Lead by example, continuing to walk our own journey of truth in order to understand the walk of our clients by being.

United Way of Northern Utah

We work to create meaningful, lasting change for every individual in Northern Utah. Our programs and services focus on the health, education, and financial stability of our community members. Each of our programs supports one of our main focus areas education, income, health, and community leadership.

Utah Classical Guitar Society

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 Clean Cities

The mission of the Utah Clean Cities Coalition is to advance the energy, economic, and environmental security of the United States by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that reduce the use of petroleum in the transportation sector.

Utah Congress of Parents and Teachers

Utah PTA is a non-profit grassroots child advocacy association made up of parents, teachers, and students. Utah PTA is an affiliate of National PTA and is organized in Utah at local, council, and state levels. Join the largest child advocacy association today, become a member of PTA today!

Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Utah Arts & Museums (UA&M) seeks to advance Utahns’ quality of life through arts and museum experiences and cultural opportunities. We are a service organization offering a variety of professional development opportunities and grants to serve our constituents. We serve schools, local arts agencies, organizations, community centers, performing groups, museums, and individuals across Utah.

Utah Museum Association

The Utah Museums Association is committed to building the capacity of all Utah museums to serve their communities. Founded in 1972, UMA is a 501(c)(3) professional membership organization for museum staff and volunteers. We serve museums of all sizes and disciplines throughout Utah. Our mission is to provide professional development and networking opportunities to build the capacity of Utah's museums; connect museums to professional resources and best practice; and serve as an advocate for Utah museums.

Utah Youth Village

Utah Youth Village Heals And Elevates Lives Through Proven Family Solutions. How We Heal And Elevate Lives:

  • Families First: Therapeutic support and guidance to Utah youth and families facing challenging life circumstances
  • Alpine Academy: Two therapeutic schools helping teens from around the United States thrive
  • Treatment Foster Care: Providing safe family style environment to Utah’s foster children
  • Smarter Parenting: Online resources and customized coaching to parents around the world

Wasatch Forensic Nurses

Wasatch Forensic Nurses is a nonprofit mobile team of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners performing forensic exams to victims of rape and sexual assault at no charge to the victim. We serve 24 hospitals in Salt Lake, Utah, Summit and Wasatch counties.

Wasatch Mountain Arts

Wasatch Mountain Arts strives to create a bond between the community and the outdoors by inspiring an active and sustainable lifestyle through film, art, literature, and events.

Wasatch Mountain Club Foundation

To fund preservation and operation of the Wasatch Mountain Lodge so it can be used to support educational, charitable, and recreational programs that enrich lives and communities by providing opportunities to enjoy the mountains, waters, and forests of Utah.

Women of the World

Since 2009, Women of the World has helped forcibly displaced women make Salt Lake City their home & build community through self-reliance and trust. Women of the World offers boutique service & capacity building programs enabling displaced women’s self-reliance & community building.