PCCF Women’s Giving Fund awards grant to Jewish Family Service

PARK CITY, Utah. – Yesterday the Park City Community Foundation (PCCF) announced that the winner of its annual award Women’s Giving Fund the grant is Jewish Family Service (JFS).

The $40,000 grant will create a support group and safety net services for people in caregiver roles, including those caring for the elderly and people with disabilities or dementia. JFS knows that caregivers experience some of the highest rates of emotional and financial stress nationwide. A strong support group will include mental health counselling, restoration activities and emergency financial assistance for caregivers so they can keep loved ones at home, PCCF’s Christine Coleman wrote in a statement.

“It has been an amazing year for JFS; I couldn’t be prouder of the staff and board for all the work they’ve done,” Ellen Silver, executive director of Jewish Family Service, told PCCF. “Now to have had the opportunity to respond to the needs of a community and a population whose needs have truly gone unmet is an incredible gift. I speak for the Board and staff when I say thank you from the bottom of my heart and we are more than eager to get to work.

Donations to JFS can be made here.

Youth Sports Alliance and EATS Park City were also finalists, and they each received $15,000 from anonymous donors who wanted to give additional support to the finalists.

  • Young Sports Alliance (YSA) proposal to hire additional staff to expand after-school opportunities in North Summit School District, South Summit School District and Weilenmann School of Discovery. This expansion would have provided after-school program opportunities for an additional 1,413 children. YSA supports students in grades 1-9 in Summit and Wasatch counties in sports and extracurricular activities. Donations to YSA can be made here.
  • Eat Awesome Stuff at School (EATS) proposal to move its Food Security Outreach Coordinator from part-time to full-time to reach 500 additional food-insecure children in Summit County. This represents a 63% increase in the ability to build relationships with families and provide age-appropriate complementary food and reliable meals. EATS is dedicated to empowering and growing healthy communities through the promotion of fun, food and nutrition. Donations to EATS can be made here.

The PCCF, which offers extensive support to local associations, also organizes the annual meeting Live PC Give PC every fall.

Impact of the Women’s Giving Fund

  • Endowment of $1.5 million and growing
  • 1,400+ members
  • 2015: $30,000 grant to PC Tots to provide affordable daycare for low-income families in the greater Park City area
  • 2016: $30,000 grant to the Children’s Justice Center to fund a medical ward in Park City for child abuse victims
  • 2017: $30,000 awarded to Peace House to support their transitional housing program for victims of domestic violence
  • 2018: $33,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah to increase the number of at-risk youth served in Summit County through their community mentorship program
  • 2019: $35,000 grant to People’s Health Clinic to expand maternal and child health services.
  • 2020: $

The ceremony took place at an in-person event at Red Pine Lodge at Canyons Resort,

JFS has offices in Salt Lake City which includes the Lebwohl Food Pantry and in Park City which this winter co-hosted a Women of Har Shalom collection of children’s warm clothes.

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