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Women's Giving Fund Grants $40,000 to Holy Cross Ministries

Park City Community Foundation

The Park City Community Foundation is offering congratulations to Holy Cross Ministries, which the foundation announced would be the recipient of its $40,000 community impact grant.


Katie Wright, Executive Director for the Community Foundation, said the recipient of the grant was chosen by the 1,400 members of the Women’s Giving Fund.


The CEO of Holy Cross Ministries, Emmie Gardner, said the organization originated with the Catholic sisters who operated the Holy Cross hospitals in Salt Lake. When those facilities were sold in the ‘90s, the nuns stayed on to found a social services organization that helps the most vulnerable sectors of the population, including pregnant mothers, toddlers, and victims of domestic abuse or sexual assault.


“We serve clients regardless of their race, religion or sexual orientation,” Gardner said. “While we may have kind of a key component in our Latinix community, we serve all immigrant and vulnerable populations. And our vision really is to be distinguished by our unrelenting and adaptive focus on really building and celebrating just, compassionate, sustainable and inclusive communities.”


She said Holy Cross Ministries has been active in the Wasatch Back for about 20 years.


Gardner said they’re looking forward to making good use of the grant.


“What we’re going to do with the funds is use this to expand our trauma-informed, bilingual, bi-cultural therapy services,” Gardner said. “And we’re really grateful to People’s Health Clinic, one of our partners, because they’re allowing housing office space for us to do those therapy services at the People’s Health Clinic, so that we can in essence create this sort of one-stop shop, for many of the clients that ARPN has been referring out in the past. And that can be anywhere from 15 to 20 clients a month.”


Katie Wright said there were two other finalists for the grant—the Park City Education Foundation and the Hope Alliance, which didn’t come away empty-handed. The two nonprofits received $20,000 each thanks to funding from three anonymous donors.

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covered Summit County meetings and issues for 35 years on KPCW. He now heads the Friday Film Review team.
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