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Foundation Relations

Foundations are a driving force behind much of the financial support and many of the programs that take place at SLCC. Foundation Relations fosters strategic links between the College and foundations to create mutually beneficial relationships that advance foundation goals while improving the educational experience for students at the College.

For Foundations

At SLCC, we are proud to be the community’s college. Our student body is the most diverse in the state of Utah, and we live our mission of engaging and supporting students in educational pathways leading to successful transfer and meaningful employment. Private foundation support is a critical component of fulfilling this mission for every student who aspires to better themselves through education. Additionally, an investment in SLCC is an investment in the future of Utah: 85 percent of our graduates stay in Utah.

We invite foundations to review funding opportunities that may align to giving priorities through support of SLCC’s students, faculty, schools, libraries, galleries and outreach initiatives. There are many ways to support SLCC’s mission of providing students with the best education possible, including:

  • Scholarships
  • Program and research grants
  • Faculty positions
  • Capital improvements and facilities
  • Purchase of equipment

For Faculty and Staff

Foundation Relations builds lasting partnerships with local and national private foundations for the benefit of the College community. We accomplish this by:

  • identifying opportunities—programs, program activities, capital projects, faculty needs and other elements of college life—that align with foundation giving priorities.
  • working as conduits between potential foundation partners and SLCC personnel to develop compelling proposals that are grounded in outcomes-based objectives. Because most foundations accept a limited number of submissions per institution, Foundation Relations centralizes submissions and helps to maximize the competitiveness of each proposal put forward for consideration.
  • stewardship and reporting. Expectations for post-funding reporting are increasing, and the Development team serves as a central resource for fulfilling these requirements in a timely and donor-centric manner to help ensure a positive and long-lasting relationship with the foundation donor.

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs)

DAFs offer an easy-to-establish way for charitable giving as an alternative to direct giving or setting up a private foundation. Learn more about how to set up a DAF.


For more information about foundation giving opportunities, please contact Mario Organista at 801-957-3972 or email