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Utah Gives Back highlights charities and non-profit organizations serving our community. Learn about their important work by listening each morning, and bookmark this page for ongoing volunteer opportunities as we perform quarterly service projects.

Bank of Utah’s annual “My Utah” photo contest returns for third year
Chandler Holt

Bank of Utah’s annual “My Utah” photo contest returns for third year

SALT LAKE CITY – Locally-owned Bank of Utah is inviting Utahn’s to share their favorite picture of Utah’s scenery for a chance to win some big prizes! This is the third year in a row that they have held this contest.  First place wins $500 and their picture featured on an electric billboard. Second and […]
2 months ago
Utah Asian Festival ‘a success’ after attracting over 20,000 attendees
Diana Khosrovi

Utah Asian Festival ‘a success’ after attracting over 20,000 attendees

The 45th annual Utah Asian Festival returned to Salt Lake City last weekend, and organizers called it a success.
3 months ago
Senior scam prevention class- Utah Gives Back
Emily Ashmead

Senior scam prevention class- Utah Gives Back

Join us on July 21st at the Provo Recreation Center for a senior scam prevention discussion.
3 months ago
ScenicView Academy
Emily Ashmead

ScenicView Academy

Utah has one of the highest rates of autism in the nation, and when people hear the word autism they think of beautiful children who struggle with rigid routines & social interaction. But children with autism will spend the majority of their lives as adults with autism, many of whom struggle to get the support […]
4 months ago
Farmers Market
Emily Ashmead

Farmers Market

It’s time to support the great farmers markets across Utah. The Downtown Farmers Market in Salt Lake City is nationally recognized and was created in 1992 by the Downtown Alliance and it’s become a summer tradition for residents and visitors. Located in historic Pioneer Park, the Downtown Farmers Market has infused vitality and fresh produce […]
4 months ago
Bike Helmets
Emily Ashmead

Bike Helmets

It’s important to stay safe on a bike by always wearing your helmet. This can reduce your risk of head injury as much as 85%. There are a few things to note when properly fitting a helmet. First, make sure you get a helmet that has an ANSI or SNELL label to certify its safety. […]
5 months ago
The Goal Foundation – Ogden Marathon
Emily Ashmead

The Goal Foundation – Ogden Marathon

If you’ve ever thought about participating in a race, now is the time because the Ogden Marathon is back! It has been ranked one of the most beautiful races in the world and the best for first-time marathoners. This year you can choose your own experience by racing virtually or in-person on May 21. The […]
5 months ago
Street Dawg Crew of Utah
Emily Ashmead

Street Dawg Crew of Utah

Many of those experiencing homelessness find comfort in having a pet, but sometimes it can be difficult to provide food or vet services to those animals. Street Dawg Crew of Utah offers free pet food and supplies, promotes positive and responsible pet ownership, and identifies and provides low-cost pet resources. Pets not only act as […]
5 months ago
Saddle of Love
Emily Ashmead

Saddle of Love

Saddle of Love is a therapeutic ranch where participants ride and bond with horses using equine assisted psychotherapy. They serve youth, young adults, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other indications leading to suicide ideation. They partner with horses to explore self-awareness, connection, confidence, and to gain new perspectives. A connection with animals […]
5 months ago
Bicycle Collective
Emily Ashmead

Bicycle Collective

Cycling is an effective and sustainable form of transportation and recreation. It’s a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. For some it’s their only way to get to work or school. Bicycle Collective provides refurbished bicycles – and educational programs to the community focusing on children, lower income households, newly resettled refugees, and […]
5 months ago
Civica RX
Emily Ashmead

Civica RX

There’s good news for those who take insulin to control their diabetes. Insulin is going to be up to 80 percent less expensive, thanks to a new nationwide initiative being led by Utah-based Civica RX. Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, they are announcing plans to manufacture and distribute insulins that will be available at significantly lower […]
6 months ago
National Volunteer Month
Emily Ashmead

National Volunteer Month

National Volunteer Month is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, build stronger communities, and a force that transforms the world. Over the last few years, we have seen volunteers throughout Utah continue to show up for their neighbors. Americans volunteer 8.8 billion […]
6 months ago
Robert’s Place
Emily Ashmead

Robert’s Place

Robert’s Place has developed a safe haven that provides immediate relief for Pacific Islanders in crisis. They intervene in suicidal behavior and can help you feel safe and connected.
6 months ago
Project Embrace
Emily Ashmead

Project Embrace

Project Embrace in Salt Lake City restores and redistributes medical devices to patients worldwide who would otherwise have trouble finding them.
6 months ago
Bridge 21 Park City
Emily Ashmead

Bridge 21 Park City

Bridge 21 Park City is creating a network of housing opportunities to help young adults with intellectual developmental disabilities find that housing.
7 months ago
Teen Author Boot Camp
Emily Ashmead

Teen Author Boot Camp

Teen Author Boot Camp supports literacy and authorship for children and provides opportunities to enhance their skills.
7 months ago
Next Level Recovery
Emily Ashmead

Next Level Recovery

Next Level Recovery focuses on substance abuse recovery, rehab, and mental health treatment with lasting results.
7 months ago
All Poly Sports
Emily Ashmead

All Poly Sports

All Poly Sports was created in 2001 to provide educational opportunities for student-athletes through football camps and clinics.
8 months ago
Golden Healer Service Dogs
Emily Ashmead

Golden Healer Service Dogs

Golden Healer Service Dogs team up with trainers and dog professionals to provide service dogs to those with mental illness or physical disabilities.
8 months ago
St. Anne’s Lantern House
Emily Ashmead

St. Anne’s Lantern House

It is estimated that over 3,000 people in Utah are experiencing homelessness on any given day. Lantern House in Ogden exists to aid the poor, needy, and those experiencing homelessness by providing food, shelter, and critical emergency services. They provide a hand up rather than a hand out by transitioning residents from shelter to housing, […]
8 months ago
Rape Recovery Center
Emily Ashmead

Rape Recovery Center

Sexual violence impacts all facets of our community. In 1974 a small group of volunteers initiated a local community rape awareness program. It has since grown into a robust nonprofit to empower those victimized by sexual violence through advocacy, crisis intervention, and therapy and to educate the community about the cause, impact, and prevention of […]
8 months ago
SelectHealth Awards
Emily Ashmead

SelectHealth Awards

Do you know of a program that supports the community? Or an organization that changes the lives of those around you? The SelectHealth Awards supports 20 organizations each year with an award worth over $23,000. Award winners promote health and wellness, assist individuals with special needs, create safe environments, and build strong communities. Whether it’s […]
9 months ago
Open Enrollment
Emily Ashmead

Open Enrollment

No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point, so having health insurance can protect you from unexpected, high medical costs and offer you the freedom to choose a provider that fits your needs. Utahns are currently able to sign up for health insurance and may be […]
9 months ago
Live Well – Goal Setting
Emily Ashmead

Live Well – Goal Setting

It’s not a diet. It’s not a boot camp. It’s not about the perfect body. It’s not about the quick fix, a six-week program, a band-aid, a fad. It’s a lifestyle, not a crash course. It’s about learning how to live well. We know that health is more than just going on a run, it’s […]
9 months ago