SERVING ALL WHO LIVE, WORK, VISIT AND PLAY IN PARK CITY
“Love Where You Live” was declared during the State of the City address in February 2019. This simple motto reminds us that Park City is a great place, and those of us who live here have a deep connection to our community. Whether by design or default, Summit County benefits from over 120 Park City nonprofits that serve those who live, work, visit and play. Nonprofits fill in the gaps when the government is stretched too thin. Many organizations rushed to the rescue during the COVID-19 crisis with a huge thanks to the Community Response Fund from Park City Community Foundation. These critical organizations were positioned to respond to immediate needs such as rent insecurity and access to mental health resources. However, other organizations enhance the quality of daily life. They focus on the many aspects that make our community special, such as conflict resolution, land conservation, and nutrition. There are an abundance of great causes to love and support in Summit County. Keep reading to learn more about four nonprofits that you need to know right now.
MOUNTAIN MEDIATION CENTER
Living and working in a community is all about relationships. Even in the friendliest environments, friends and neighbors can encounter disagreements from time to time. Mountain Mediation Center proactively strengthens relationships and prevents conflict and harmful behavior before it emerges. As a conflict resolution organization, Mountain Mediation Center provides residents of Summit and Wasatch counties services to prevent and resolve disputes, including mediation, trainings, restorative justice services and bilingual Community Conversations. Their state court-rostered mediators help resolve conflicts of all types. All services are offered on a sliding scale so that everyone can afford to mend their relationships, become better communicators, and avoid costly litigation. You can learn more about Mountain Mediation Center by visiting mountainmediation.center.
SUMMIT LAND CONSERVANCY
We are all stakeholders in our community, specifically in protecting open space. People come here to work, live, vacation, recreate, and be inspired. Summit Land Conservancy is the only nonprofit dedicated to saving the open spaces of Park City and the Wasatch Back. Their efforts ensure that future generations know the unspoiled views and natural outdoor play areas that we have come to love so dearly. Additionally, they help preserve our clean drinking water, local agriculture, wildlife habitat and jaw-dropping vistas just waiting to be photographed. Many protected properties provide year-round public access. Summit Land Conservancy works to ensure that everyone can enjoy the trails across these open lands. Learn more about their work at wesaveland.org.
EATS PARK CITY
Individuals and the community come together over food. Ideally, it’s healthy and delicious food. EATS Park City believes that food served should be based on healthy ingredients that are nutrient-rich, minimally processed, and whole in nature. EATS Park City stands for Eat Awesome Things and is dedicated to empowering and growing healthy communities with fun, food, and nutrition advocacy. They help families by sharing recipes, nutrition tips, cooking classes, providing supplemental meals, and other resources to nurture a generation of healthy eaters. With rock-solid lifelong health and wellness habits, children hone these skills into adulthood contributing to a healthier community. To learn more about EATS Park City, check out their website at EATSParkCity.org.
PARK CITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
No matter which cause speaks to your heart, you can fi nd an organization that shares your vision for a place that you would love to live. One of the most spectacular community events that happens each year is Live PC Give PC. Every November, our community celebrates our annual day of giving and we continue to outdo ourselves year aft er year. Nearly everyone in our community comes out to support the many nonprofits. If you missed out on the main event this year, there are many opportunities to engage with a cause that is meaningful to you. To learn more about all the nonprofits that make our community special and a great place to live, check out parkcitycf.org.