February 21, 2020

Park City Community Foundation Announces TreeUtah As Climate Fund Recipient

Written by TreeUtah

TreeUtah has received a grant award as one of four first Park City Climate Fund Grantees by the Park City Community Foundation. With this grant, TreeUtah will host educational community events to plant trees that in turn sequester carbon in the soil. They will host at least six educational events throughout Summit County engaging volunteers. Trees will be planted in restoration sites, schoolyards, and open lands.

The Park City Climate Fund was established by Park City Community Foundation in October 2019 to provide seed capital to innovative projects that help address climate change. The fund engages people and entities in greater Park City to implement local climate solutions that are proven to have a great impact on greenhouse gas emissions and/or carbon sequestration, and have the potential to be effective in other mountain communities.

The first call for grant proposals to the Park City Climate Fund was announced at the Mountain Towns 2030 Net Zero Summit in October 2019 by Park City Community Foundation. 36 applications for grants were received with eight semifinalists selected to present to the grants committee, resulting in four funded projects—including one funded by the KTC Fund.

About Park City Community Foundation: Park City Community Foundation plays a vital role in solving the most challenging problems in Park City. They care for and invest in people, place, and culture by bringing together local nonprofits, donors, and community leaders to contribute financial resources and innovative ideas to benefit all the people of Park City.

Read more from the Park Record and learn more at parkcitycf.org