Rocky Mountain Power announces grants to support safety, health and wellness programs

SALT LAKE CITY — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is announcing $302,500 in new funding to directly support community organizations across the three states it serves. Like Rocky Mountain Power, these organizations are deeply invested in their communities and intent on making them more vibrant and resilient.

Throughout the region, local organizations deliver countless services and programs that increase access to healthy food, safe and stable housing, healthcare and mental health support, disaster relief and public safety programs. Every day, these neighbors who support and show up for each other are making our communities safer and stronger.

"We're proud to build on the strength of our communities, and to help energize and expand the heroic work of local organizations,” said Gary Hoogeveen, president and CEO, Rocky Mountain Power. “They are enriching our communities and improving the lives of our most vulnerable children, families and seniors.”

These safety and wellness grants are made through one of four grant cycles offered by Rocky Mountain Power’s nonprofit arm each year. The following 79 grants were given to local organizations supporting communities in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.


Wasatch Front

Comunidades Unidas to help provide 300 culturally appropriate food bags to families from immigrant and Latino, Latina and Latine communities.

Family Support Center for LifeStart Village, a multiphase recovery program that provides housing and support for single-parent families struggling with homelessness and abuse, providing the resources, tools and networks to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency.

The Sandy Club “A Safe Place for Boys & Girls” to provide healthy snacks and food pantry items for children from low-income households who attend this after-school program.

Wasatch Adaptive Sports for scholarships to empower more Utahns with disabilities through the Corner Canyon mountain biking program.

Friends of the Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center for the Children’s Justice Center program, which provides comprehensive services for children ages 17 and younger who are victims of physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence or other serious crimes and ensures their voices are heard in the criminal justice system.

South Valley Services to help provide emergency shelter and other supportive services to domestic violence survivors.

Kids On The Move for supportive services that help children with physical or developmental disabilities, including those from low-income households.

The Refuge Utah for facility and equipment support for this program that empowers abuse survivors to live self-sustaining lives.

American Red Cross for disaster cycle services to help thousands of Utahns prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

Family Promise Salt Lake for the student overnight host program, which enlists an unsheltered student from the University of Utah to serve as an ongoing overnight host in the Emergency Shelter Program, where they receive room and board and a stipend.

Fit to Recover for weekly exercise and mindfulness training for inmates at the Salt Lake County Jail and a 30-day mentor post-release sponsorship, to help develop healthy habits that support addiction recovery.

Junior League of Salt Lake City for the CARE Fair, which provides free, one-stop medical and dental services for uninsured and under-insured families who may not have the time or resources to travel to different health care providers.

Neighborhood House of Utah to help provide high-quality, sliding-scale child and adult care services in a safe, stable setting for children to learn and grow and for adults to age in place.

The INN Between to support medical housing and end-of-life care for adults experiencing homelessness. 

The Other Side Academy for mini-split heat pumps to heat and cool cottages at The Other Side Village, which provides an innovative solution for chronic homelessness with onsite case management and health services.

The Road Home for the Emergency Shelter and Resource Center program, which provides emergency shelter, meals, job training, mental health and substance-use treatment, childcare and other services to help people move into affordable, stable homes.

The Salvation Army to support case management for Utility and Housing Assistance programs and food pantries.

Utah AIDS Foundation for free and low-cost sexually-transmitted infection testing, including for HIV, and for education to help promote healthy outcomes in high-risk populations.

Utah Community Builders for supplementary resources that address employee mental well-being and family-friendly practices in the workplace.

Utah Food Bank for the Mobile School Pantry, which brings food and hygiene products to schools and increases access for families in need.

Utah Pride Center for youth mental health programs to provide support for LGBTQ youth, including those at a higher risk of suicide.

Volunteers of America, Utah for the Youth Resource Center, a comprehensive resource center and emergency shelter for youth ages 15-22 who are facing homelessness.

Rocky Mountain University Foundation for the Community Rehabilitation Clinic, which provides rehabilitation care for underserved citizens and helps them get back to employment.

Tabitha’s Way Local Food Pantry for the Pantry Feeding Program, which obtains food donations from local stores, restaurants and food producers to provide assistance to local families.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake for Healthy Lifestyles Youth Development Programs, which offer nutritious snacks, emotional wellness groups, individual counseling, fitness activities and lessons supporting healthy life choices.

Eye Care 4 Kids to help provide affordable eye exams and prescription glasses for children from families lacking adequate health insurance.

Midvale Community Building Community to provide needed routine vaccinations to community members experiencing low incomes and lacking adequate health insurance.

Utah Health & Human Rights to provide holistic care for torture survivors, including refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants.

Northern Utah

Senior Charity Care Foundation for Hear We Go!, which provides low-cost hearing aids for seniors living below the poverty line.

Box Elder Community Pantry to provide food relief and help alleviate hunger in Box Elder County, which has a high food insecurity rate.

Tremonton City Corporation for new fire hoses and fire nozzles to replace outdated, malfunctioning equipment and better protect the lives of citizens and firefighters.

Continue Mission to provide free, year-round recreational and educational events throughout Utah that promote health and wellness for veterans and their loved ones.

Family Counseling Services of Northern Utah to subsidize mental healthcare for uninsured clients with low incomes.

Family Promise of Ogden for the Shelter and Self-Sufficiency Program, which assists families experiencing homelessness by providing safe shelter, food and work training with the goal of helping them transition to stable homes and jobs.

Ogden Valley Adaptive Sports to help people with disabilities participate in adaptive sports at ski resorts, climbing facilities, trails and on waterways.

Red Barn Farms for support services that help men who have been homeless or imprisoned learn life and work skills that enable them to live successful lives.

Seager Memorial Clinic to provide free insulin to people with diabetes who are uninsured, have low incomes or are experiencing homelessness.

St. Anne’s Center/Lantern House for an emergency shelter that pairs case management services with a housing-first approach to help people experiencing homelessness.

The Salvation Army for a food pantry that serves thousands of people each year in Ogden City and surrounding communities.

YCC Family Crisis Center to provide bilingual case management and advocacy for individuals and families affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Black Physicians of Utah in support of the 2023 Cancer Education and Screening Campaign, which focuses on educating 10,000 Black Utahns about the importance of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings and provides vouchers for screenings.

Utah Council of the Blind to increase the independence and safety of blind and visually impaired Utahns by providing subsidized transportation services to help them reach health appointments and other important events.

Park City

National Ability Center to empower individuals of all abilities and ages through year-round programming that includes recreation programs, adventure programs, camps, educational programs, trainings, internships and more.

Peace House to provide essential public health services and emergency shelter for victims of violence.

People’s Health Clinic Inc. to provide free healthcare to uninsured residents in Summit and Wasatch counties.

Cache Valley

Little Lambs Foundation for Kids Inc. to provide diapers, wipes, hygiene items and essential program staff for the Little Lambs Diaper Bank Assistance Program, which supports families in need of necessities.

The Family Place Utah to expand mental health services in the community by providing free or low-cost therapy to community members who could not otherwise access mental healthcare.

Central Utah

Sanpete Pantry for food outreach programs, including weekend Kids’ Packs for children who depend on free school meals during the week and the Mobile Outreach program, which serves people who are unable to travel to the pantry.

Southern Utah

Iron County Care and Share for a new refrigerator, forklift repairs and other food pantry equipment repairs and maintenance that will enable the food bank to continue serving over 600 households in Iron County.

The Salvation Army, St. George Outpost to expand emergency relocation assistance and expand the food pantry to serve more Utahns seeking refuge from poverty and hunger.

Eastern Utah

Moab Free Health Clinic for equipment to provide dental care to uninsured and underinsured people at the only safety-net clinic in southeastern Utah.

Moab Valley Multicultural Center to help stock the community food pantry and help address food insecurity for approximately 8,500 people in rural southeastern Utah.


Eastern Wyoming

Casper Pride for support of the Queer Space monthly meetup, where LGBTQ individuals and allies can connect safely to have open dialogues about their experiences and decrease social isolation, and for the Casper Pride Guide online tool that provides local resources in Natrona County.

Downtown Clinic to support an adult vaccination program for Albany County residents who have low incomes or lack insurance.

Evansville Fire & EMS to start an unmanned aerial vehicle program that will use a drone to relay high-definition overhead video of fires to assist in emergency response.

I-REACH 2 for a workforce development and employee credentialing program that provides employment training, and a pathway to higher wages, for direct support professionals working with individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injuries.

Johnson County Family YMCA to help serve over 4,000 lunches to children through the food program at the YMCA’s childcare program.

Johnson County Friends Feeding Friends to stock four pantries at local middle and high schools so that students from food-insecure homes can access snacks or food to take home for meals at any time.

Lions of Wyoming Foundation to replace the roof of the historic Boyer Hall at the Allen H. Steward Lions Camp, which provides camping experiences for blind and visually impaired youth and adults.

Seton House to help cover water, waste and phone utility bills for transitional housing provided to single-parent families as they work toward stable self-sufficiency. 

Unaccompanied Students Imitative to help provide shelter, food, transportation and other support for homeless teens to help them graduate from high school and move on to stable, independent lives. 

Climb Wyoming to meet the critical needs of single mothers with low incomes and to provide career training and work-readiness resources to help them build stable, self-sufficient lives.

Western Wyoming

Crisis Prevention and Response Center to provide emergency financial assistance for crime victims who need help with food, clothing, toiletries, rent assistance or other basic needs.

First Stop Help Center to help people avoid homelessness in Lander by providing emergency financial assistance such as an initial rent payment.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office for bullet-proof shields to provide protection for deputies and citizens in the event of an active shooter.

Shoshoni Senior Center for emergency supplies, equipment and training to enhance emergency preparedness for the senior center.

South Lincoln Hospital District for two hospital-grade glucometers as part of necessary equipment upgrades at South Lincoln Hospital. 

Sublette County SAFV Task Force for community awareness activities, client assistance and staffing to help address sexual assault and family violence.

Sweetwater County Detention Center to start a therapy K-9 program to support the mental health of youth at the Sweetwater County Juvenile Detention Center.

Young at Heart Community Center for building safety and mobility updates to make the center more accessible to persons with disabilities to better serve the public.

Crisis Intervention Services for supplies needed to support shelter services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. 

The SHACK for equipment and supplies for the Life Intervention Initiative, a drop-in program that supports at-risk middle and high school students.


Oneida Crisis Center for food and supplies to stock Carol’s Pantry, a food bank serving food-insecure community members in Oneida County.

6th Judicial District CASA Program for a new printer to provide materials needed to support abused and neglected children in court cases.

Ashton Senior Citizens for materials to safely package hundreds of meals each month for curbside pickup and delivery to area seniors facing food insecurity.

Giving Cupboard for essential hygiene items, cleaning supplies and diapers to support families living on low incomes.

Judicial District VII CASA Program Inc to provide Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers and volunteer attorneys to 95 abused and neglected children in Madison and Fremont counties.

Idaho Foodbank Warehouse for the Mobile Pantry Program that distributes dry and frozen foods to underserved, usually rural, communities, helping people who have difficulty accessing food assistance. 

West Jefferson Fire to provide lightweight, reflective personal protective equipment for first responders when traffic control is the primary safety mission.