Strong schools. Expert health care. Unrivaled recreational resources. Exquisite art and stimulating entertainment. Residents of Wasatch County are not alone in desiring the best that life has to offer for themselves, their families and their children. People here seem to have an uncommon passion for excellence, an unwillingness to settle for average.
We know instinctively that our children must be challenged to excel. We feel as a community the need to nurture the aged, the infirm, the troubled and the homeless. We prize health, fitness, vigor and fun. We respect our local, national and international heritage, and treasure the lessons taught by great works of art. Above all, we know that a community cannot stand still, and we choose to be authors, not observers of change in Wasatch County.
The Wasatch Community Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit association made up of citizens like you who want to make a positive difference in our valley. We encompass a variety of perspectives and areas of emphasis. The common thread, though, is clear: a commitment to be better.
CURRENT FOUNDATION PROGRAMS
- ACE AWARDS: One outstanding teacher and one staff employee from each of the 7 public schools are honored at the annual recognition night held in May. An outstanding educator is named to represent the district at the state level.
- CAREER STUDIES: Youth are escorted by experts in the field to visit job sites including broadcasting or attend metal fabrication conventions.
- ARTS PERFORMANCES: Vibrant professionals and local volunteers stage musicals, concerts and youth productions during all four seasons of the year to promote Heber Valley as a premier, renowned arts destination.
- SCHOLARSHIPS: Over $150,000.00 in scholarships is awarded annually to college-bound Wasatch High School students.
- TEACHER GRANTS/SCHOOL PROJECTS: Funds are distributed each year for classroom projects, which improve the students’ educational opportunities.
- HEALTH AND SAFETY FAIRS: In conjunction with the county health department, health education, diagnostic tests, immunizations and safety checks are offered to residents.
- THANKSGIVING DINNER: A community dinner is served to over 500 residents who enjoy the food and entertainment. In addition, winter clothes are distributed, flu shots are offered and family pictures are taken.
- STUDENT FOOD BOXES: Over 200 food boxes valued at $40 each are prepared and distributed to district students who would otherwise be without food during the 2 week school break.
- YOUR IDEA: All of the above programs grew out of someone’s idea. We’re looking for the next great idea!
CALL TO ACTION
We invite you to explore the philosophy, the people, and the programs that comprise the Wasatch Community Foundation. Once you see the vision of what Wasatch County can and will be, we welcome your support in making this a community of unparalleled excellence.