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George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The 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, granting funds in the following areas: arts and culture, social services, education, health care, and preservation and conservation.


Incorporated in 1958 in UT; absorbed Lillian Ethel Dufton Charitable Trust in 1981 - Throughout their lives, George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles were committed to supporting important community needs in Utah. To ensure that their philanthropic work would continue beyond their lifetimes, they established the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation in 1960. The foundation became active following the death of Mr. Eccles in 1982, and now – more than two decades later – it is the most visible and lasting legacy of Mr. and Mrs. Eccles, carrying on their charitable vision by enriching educational, medical, cultural, and societal opportunities throughout Utah


George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation

Family foundation




79 S. Main St., 14th Fl. Salt Lake City, UT United States 84111-1929

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