George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation Grant

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Up to US $2,000,000

Fields of work: Rural Health Care Performing Arts Visual Arts Humanities & Social Science Art Education Artist Training & Development Human & Social Services Senior Services Youth Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Disability Care & Services Homelessness Services Food Access & Hunger Poverty Alleviation & Services Education - Higher Education Health Care Access & Delivery Preventative Healthcare Wellness & Healthy Living Diseases & Conditions Environmental Conservation Historic Preservation Community Culture & Heritage Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, General Operating Expense, Capital Project

Location of project: Utah

Location of residency: Utah

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About this funder:



Our Mission

The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation is dedicated to serving the people of the State of Utah by carrying forth the philanthropic interests and goals of its founders. The Foundation supports projects and programs that have the potential to make a significant difference in bettering Utah’s communities and enriching the quality of life of its citizens.

Focus Areas

Foundation gifts in this area are directed to qualified charitable organizations and their projects that foster the enjoyment and appreciation of the visual and performing arts, strengthen the humanities and arts-related education programs, provide affordable access for all Utahns to events and performances, enhance artistic elements in communities, and nurture a new generation of artists throughout Utah.

Gifts to qualified charitable organizations providing social services and humanitarian aid to help people in need, including low-income populations, the homeless and hungry, the physically or mentally challenged, and the young and the elderly who may require special assistance, as well as those offering community enrichment for all citizens.

Gifts to qualified charitable organizations, including colleges and universities, that elevate the overall excellence of higher education in Utah by strengthening the quality of their academic and outreach programs, scholarships, faculty, and facilities, and by helping all Utahns reach their educational goals, thereby strengthening the state’s economy through a more educated citizenry.

Foundation gifts in this area are directed to qualified charitable organizations offering health-care services and information in Utah’s urban and rural areas, including grants for equipment, facilities, and program support for those involved in medical diagnosis, treatment and education, disease prevention, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and the development of creative new ways to address health-care challenges.

Foundation gifts in this area are directed to qualified charitable organizations that preserve and protect the natural environment, and to those involved in historic preservation including the renovation and restoration of unique historic structures, and programs that foster an understanding and appreciation of the history of Utah and its many cultures.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • What the Foundation looks for in making grants:
    • Organizations: 
      • whose efforts are focused principally within Utah. 
      • with a history of achievement, effectiveness, and good management demonstrating a sound financial condition (supported by current and complete, certified audited financial statements).
      • which make a distinctive contribution to the community without unnecessarily duplicating other services or programs already in place.
    • Projects and programs:
      • which are consistent with the Foundation’s identified areas of interest. 
      • which have significant potential to make a measurable impact in an area of need.
      • which the applicant organization considers of highest priority in carrying out its primary objectives in the community.
      • which show broad-based financial support from a variety of funding sources.


  • Funding requests will NOT be considered from the following types of organizations:
    • Those that have not received a tax exemption letter establishing 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service, unless they are a unit of government, in which case such a letter is not required.
    • Other private foundations.
    • Those of a political nature that attempt to influence legislation and/or candidacy of persons for elected public office.
    • Conduit organizations, unified funds, or those that use funds to make grants to support other organizations.
    • Those that do not have fiscal responsibility for the proposed project.
  • Funding requests will NOT be considered for the following types of projects or programs: 
    • Contingencies, deficits, or debt reduction. 
    • General endowment funds.
    • Direct aid to individuals.
    • Conferences, seminars, or medical research.
    • Requests which do not fall within the Foundation’s specified areas of interest.