Years ago, here in Wasatch County, there were many different organizations attempting to fill the needs of its residents. In 2000, a dedicated group of volunteers formed Wasatch Community Foundation to connect residents who were able to give, with residents in need and “From the community, For the community” was realized.
Today, Wasatch Community Foundation is a thriving 501c3, and the largest all-volunteer, non-profit organization in Heber Valley. Our vision is to build an extraordinary community by enabling families to be happy and healthy. Our mission is to advance the well-being of Wasatch County residents by uniting community resources and programs through our pillars.
Our education pillar mission is for Wasatch County citizens to have every opportunity to enrich and enhance their lives through exceptional educational opportunities beyond the classroom. From community-based programs to technology and college readiness, the Foundation will support and partner in the community. We want to ensure all students of learning, of all ages, will be successful in whatever their educational journey may be.
Our partnership with CAPS this past Semester brought together the Foundation and two Wasatch High School seniors who took on the challenge to learn retail operations. Not only did the students learn the trade from inventory to sales, they learned that giving back is also an element to any good business plan. Together with Northland USA we were able to run a successful project that not only raised scholarship money for local students but helped the less fortunate and a homeless camp with warm clothing.
Other projects our education pillar is looking forward to working on this year, 2024. Is to continue to support adult education, special needs programs and further the enrichment opportunities for the whole community.
When the Wasatch Community Foundation says, “From the Community, To the Community” it means just that, as reflected in our CAPS project and many other programs we support and fund.
If you would like to join our efforts or donate to our cause, please reach out to the Wasatch Community Foundation.