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George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation

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Last Updated: 2016-06-09

At A Glance

George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation

79 S. Main St., 14th Fl.

Salt Lake City, UT United States 84111-1929

Telephone: (801) 246-5340

URL: www.gsecclesfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $670,025,196

Total giving: $24,049,727

EIN

876118245

BRIDGE Number

3315470374

Background

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

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.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Arts and Culture

Foundation gifts in this area are directed to qualified charitable organizations and their projects that foster the enjoyment and appreciation of the visual and performing arts, strengthen the humanities and arts-related education programs, provide affordable access for all Utahans to events and performances, enhance artistic elements in communities, and nurture a new generation of artists throughout Utah.

Community

Foundation gifts in this area are directed to qualified charitable organizations and their projects that provide social services and humanitarian aid to help people in need, including low-income populations, the homeless and hungry, the physically or mentally challenged, and the young and the elderly who may require special assistance, as well as those offering community enrichment for all citizens.

Education

Foundation gifts in this area are directed to qualified charitable organizations, including colleges and universities, that elevate the overall excellence of higher education in Utah by strengthening the quality of their academic and outreach programs, scholarships, faculty, and facilities, and by helping all Utahans reach their educational goals, thereby strengthening the state's economy through a more educated citizenry.

Health Care

Foundation gifts in this area are directed to qualified charitable organizations offering health care services and information in Utah's urban and rural areas, including grants for equipment, facilities, and program support for those involved in medical diagnosis, treatment and education, disease prevention, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and the development of creative new ways to address health care challenges.

Preservation and Conservation

Foundation gifts in this area are directed to qualified charitable organizations that preserve and protect the natural environment, and to those involved in historic preservation including the renovation and restoration of unique historic structures, and programs that foster an understanding and appreciation of the history of Utah and its many cultures.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Economics
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $670,025,196 (market value)

Expenditures: $31,431,679

Total giving: $24,049,727

Qualifying distributions: $25,985,687