People’s Health Clinic wins Women’s Giving Fund grant of $75,000

Dr. Tania Bodnar does an ultra-sound exam on first-time mom Alberta Ignacio-Antonio at the People’s Health Clinic.
David Jackson/Park Record

Park City Community Foundation announced Wednesday evening that the winner of its 2024 Women’s Giving Fund grant is The People’s Health Clinic.

Members of Women’s Giving Fund voted between three local organizations for the annual high-impact grant, and The People’s Health Clinic was selected to receive this year’s grant of $75,000. The other two finalists, Mountain Mediation Center and Summit Community Gardens + EATS, each received $25,000.

In total, a record amount of $125,000 was awarded to the three finalists at the annual Women’s Giving Fund Grant Celebration, an increase from the $100,000 granted last year.

After the winner was announced, an anonymous donor offered an additional $50,000 match to support each of the runner-up organizations ($25,000 each). Every donation made to the Women’s Giving Fund between now and July 31 will be matched with a donation to Summit Community Gardens + EATS and Mountain Mediation Center.

“Thanks to our 2,200-plus women members who are dedicated to supporting local women and children, we have been able to increase the grant amount every year,” said Rebecca Blanchette, member services manager at Park City Community Foundation. “We are humbled by how much Women’s Giving Fund has grown in the past few years, and we have big dreams for what this powerful group will accomplish.”

This is the Women’s Giving Fund 10th year of giving. As an initiative of Park City Community Foundation, Women’s Giving Fund has worked to benefit the lives of women+ and children in Park City and Summit County. The group includes over 2,200 local women, girls, non-binary, and gender-fluid individuals. Group members meet throughout the year and have collectively granted $508,000 since 2015.

The People’s Health Clinic will use the $75,000 grant to provide urgent reproductive health needs for uninsured community members and improve health outcomes for vulnerable women and children. The organization will do this through family planning education, contraception access, prenatal care, and postpartum support. The organization also received the Women’s Giving Fund annual grant in 2019.

“Each year, our Women’s Giving Fund Steering Committee has the privilege and very difficult task of selecting the finalists. This year we had 22 organizations apply, three amazing finalists, and our members voted to decide who would ultimately receive the high-impact grant,” said Anna Frachou, chair of the Women’s Giving Fund Steering Committee. “These nonprofits are addressing critical needs in our community and making a tremendous impact locally. We are proud to bring together a powerful group of women+ to support such important organizations.”

Previous organizations that have received funds from Women’s Giving Fund include PC Tots, The Hope Alliance, Jewish Family Service, Peace House, Holy Cross Ministries.

Park City Community Foundation hosted a grant celebration Wednesday at Red Pine Lodge for its Women’s Giving Fund members. The event sponsor was Park City Mountain Resort, supported through Vail Resorts EpicPromise, and over 300 attended.

Women’s Giving Fund is an initiative of Park City Community Foundation that includes 2,200 members who make grants to help local women+ and children in need. Women become members for life by making a $1,000 contribution to the fund, which is endowed by the Community Foundation and provides grants to local nonprofits from its earnings in perpetuity. Women can also nominate someone to receive an honorary membership. For more information:

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