Grants

Alta Community Enrichment proudly supports the artistic, cultural and educational endeavors of local community members by offering four grants, the Artist Grant, the WEXL Education Grant, the Young Guns Grant and the Community Service Grant.

Each grant awards $1,000-$1,500 every year on April 1st with deadline for applications of March 1st.

You are considered a community member if you live, work or play in the Little Cottonwood Canyon.

The ACE Board and ACE Grant committees reserve the right to choose the grant winners. 

Artist Grant

The ACE Artist grant was created to support the artistic endeavors of local community members. Total monies awarded each year is $1,000.

The criteria to receive funding is as follows

  • Eligibility is limited to the Little Cottonwood Canyon Community.
  • The grant is not available to employees of Alta Community Enrichment or Board members of Alta Community Enrichment.
  • Funding will be available to those doing projects in the Arts including but not limited to: fine arts, performing arts, crafts, visual arts, literary arts, music, etc.
  • Alta Community Enrichment will not fund projects that are already completed.
  • Any funds granted will be for one time only. Past recipients are no longer eligible for grant monies.
  • Artists will also be required to present paper accounting of how the funds granted were utilized.
  • Artists must submit application and provide examples of their work.

The WEXL Education Grant

- In Memory of William Edward Xavier Lennon

  • Alta Community Enrichment and Alta Ski Patrol partnered together to offer an educational grant in memorial to Bill Lennon in 2007. The WEXL grant is in recognition of Bill's accomplishments and the inspiration he has provided to the Alta community. Bill was one of the pioneers to establish ACE in 1995 and was on the Alta Ski Patrol from 1980 to 2006. Bill was on the Alta Town Council as well.
  • Not only was Bill a patroller but he also......... Invented the "ski hunt" and consistently earned several hundred dollars locating skis. He and his wife,Ellza Coyle O'Reilly, designed, built, packaged, marketed and delivered "beater cords" to local Alta businesses for decades. He was a helicopter skiing guide at Wasatch Powder Birds the last few years of his life. He would drop whatever he was doing if he was called to guide there. He and Lew Moore owned huge water trucks that they would lease out to the government for summer wildfires. He landed a contract with Sprint in the 1990's to install a cell sight at their house which has generated significant income. He essentially built his house in Alta with the help of friends and Ellza. There was the massage business. He helped Ellza's nephew Gene-o start his own excavating business in Park City. Then, of course, there was the power plant that he purchased and was retrofitting. One of the amazing things about Bill is he would tackle all of these responsibilities at once. It was not uncommon for him to wake up and do routes at 5 am, then go ski hunt for an hour, make a few calls about whatever, deliver some beater cords to Alta Sports, go massage for a few hours at Powder Ridge...... get home at 10 pm and then go do it again the next day. Who else would consider putting an ice cream vending machine on the Quarry trail? The guy was the epitome of thinking alternatively.
  • The object of this grant is to continue a legacy of thinking alternatively and creatively with education and to assist a community member in need of assistance to pursue this education
  • Total grant funds awarded each year will be $1500.  Two winners will be awarded- $1000 and $500.

The criteria to receive funding is as follows

  • Eligibility is not available to the WEXL Committee and their families.
  • Funding is available for education that is already in process or not yet begun.
  • Funding is not available for education that is already completed.
  • Funding is available for but not limited to: tuition, travel, housing, supplies.
  • Education can be looked at broadly - trainings, classes for skills,etc.
  • Applicants must submit application.
  • Upon completion of the project the recipient will be responsible for showing how the funds were used and when the education was completed. This will be prepared with an evaluation form provided by ACE. Recipients will be required to present paper accounting of the funds granted.
  • Funds will be distributed once year with deadline for applications of March 1st with money distributed on April 1st.
  • Any funds granted will be for one time only. Past recipients are no longer eligible for grant monies.

 

Young Guns Grant

The object of this grant is to assist a Little Cottonwood community member, age 18 and under, in need of assistance to pursue opportunities in art, culture and/or education.
Total grant funds awarded each year: $1000.

The criteria to receive funding is as follows

  • Eligibility is open to Little Cottonwood Community members ages 18 and under.
  • Eligibility not available to employees of Alta Community Enrichment or Board members of Alta Community Enrichment.
  • Funding is available for projects that are already in process or not yet begun.
  • Funding is not available for projects that are already completed.
  • Funding is available for but not limited to: tuition, travel, housing, supplies.
  • Funds will be distributed once year with deadline for applications of March 1st with money distributed on April 1st.
  • Any funds granted will be for one time only. Past recipients are no longer eligible for grant monies.
  • Upon completion of the project the recipient will be responsible for showing how the funds were used and when the education was completed. This will be prepared with an evaluation form provided by ACE. Recipients will be required to present paper accounting of the funds granted.

Community service grant

The object of this grant is to support the local, national and international community service/ volunteer endeavors of local Little Cottonwood community members. Eligibility:

 The criteria to receive funding is as follows:

  • Eligibility is open to Little Cottonwood community members.
  • Eligibility not available to employees of Alta Community Enrichment or Board members of Alta Community Enrichment.
  • Funding will be available to those who are doing projects in community volunteerism including but not limited to opportunities locally, nationally and abroad. Funding can cover travel cost, visas, insurance, language classes, etc.
  • Funding is available for projects that are already in process or not yet begun.
  • Funding is not available for projects that are already completed.
  • Funds will be distributed once year with deadline for applications of March 1st with money distributed on April 1st.
  • Any funds granted will be for one time only. Past recipients are no longer eligible for grant monies.
  • Upon completion of the project the recipient will be responsible for showing how the funds were used and when the education was completed. This will be prepared with an evaluation form provided by ACE. Recipients will be required to present paper accounting of the funds granted.