Salt Lake County has grown significantly in the past few years as many seek to enjoy our stunning natural resources and high quality of living. Unfortunately, not everyone here has the same opportunities to take advantage of all Salt Lake has to offer.
Individuals and families living in poverty rely on neighbors like you to keep them housed, fed, and medically cared for as they seek ways to improve their circumstances. From babies to senior citizens, the many charitable organizations in Salt Lake serve people of all backgrounds thanks to donations from fellow community members like you.
Canines with a Cause
The only thing better than a dog is a dog at work. Canines with a Cause is an organization that pairs military veterans and rescue dogs together to help them both achieve health and happiness. Canines with a Cause accomplishes its mission by first having individuals who are in prison pre-train the rescue dogs to prepare them for their new veteran owners. Once the dog is qualified, the organization then trains the veterans on how to train their service dog to meet their needs. Thanks to donations like yours, Canines with a Cause is able to offer service dogs to veterans free of charge.
Address: 4050 S 2700 E, Holladay, UT 84124
The Children’s Center
The Children’s Center is committed to helping the youngest residents of Salt Lake County succeed. The center focuses on providing trauma-informed, evidence-based care for infants through preschoolers who have experienced any type of abuse or mistreatment. Compassionate and trained staff members at The Children’s Center evaluate kids and get them connected with the right services and support. Each year, the organization serves thousands of children, and the result is healthier kids who have a fighting chance. The Children’s Center raises funding to be able to provide these needed resources to children and their families.
Address: 350 S 400 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Youthlinc is all about connecting young people to their peers to develop positive, healthy relationships. The organization facilitates service projects both in Utah and across the world. Teens in Salt Lake County can help their neighbors with yard work, or they can build homes for villages in Peru. Another core component of Youthlinc’s mission is the peer mentoring program called Real Life, in which high schoolers are paired with under-served, younger kids to help with homework and other activities. Youthlinc is an excellent place to donate if you’re looking to see your generosity make a tangible impact on Salt Lake County’s community.
Address: 1166 Brickyard Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance is committed to keeping Utah’s lands free and safe. It holds the distinction of being the only Independent organization devoted to protecting America’s Red Rock wilderness. There are plenty of ways to get involved with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, from planting a sign in your yard to organizing a trip to get down and dusty with the red rocks and learn about their valuable environmental contribution to Utah’s ecosystem. Monetary donations are needed to fund efforts to Lobby the government and other organizations to protect Utah’s natural beauty.
Address: 425 East 100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111
The world isn’t exactly built for people with Mobility issues, but fortunately, Ability Found is leading the charge to make sure people with disabilities can live, work, and play in an accessible community. The foundation provides Mobility devices such as motorized wheelchairs to individuals at low or no cost. The team at Ability Found works directly with service providers to make sure their patients receive the exact type of devices and support they need to thrive. In order to make this run, Ability Found relies on donations from generous folks like you to ensure that they are able to continue providing these critical resources to individuals with disabilities and limited financial means in Salt Lake County.
Address: 2324 Constitution Blvd, West Valley City, UT 84119
Epilepsy Foundation Utah
Epilepsy is a disability that impacts the lives of nearly 30,000 Utah residents. Epilepsy Foundation Utah supports individuals with this condition by funding research projects to find a cure and advocating for patients to receive the best care and treatment for their condition. Another critical part of Epilepsy Foundation Utah’s work is educating everyone in the community on how to administer proper care to epileptics experiencing a seizure. Financial donations given to this foundation are used to advance the mission of ending epilepsy. Alternatively, Epilepsy Foundation Utah accepts donations in the form of household goods.
Address: 4516 S 700 E #160, Murray, UT 84107
Utah Ukraine Association
With conflicts raging across the globe, the Utah Ukraine Association is here to give Utahns a way to support from right here at home. This group funds humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and coordinates care packages with resources including medicine, food, and hygiene products. The foundation also hosts events such as potluck dinners where community members can come to get a taste of authentic Ukrainian food while supporting the cause. The situation in Ukraine is changing rapidly, and the Utah Ukrainian Association is using all donations to support the needs of those caught up in the conflict.
Address: 12346 S 2240 W, Riverton, UT 84065
Far too many veterans come home and struggle financially after their time in the service. Warrior Rising is tackling that challenge head-on by empowering former service members to become successful “vetreprenuers.” The foundation partners with veterans looking to start their own businesses and guides them every step of the way. It secures funding and offers business coaching to help former service members strike out on their own. Warrior Rising also assists veterans with finding meaningful employment opportunities at existing companies.
Address: 11614 S. Anna Emily Drive South Jordan, UT 84095