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Help us protect Great Salt Lake’s ecosystem for future generations with a donation or membership with FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake.

 

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Our Funding:

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake relies upon the generosity of our members, individual donations, foundations, and grants. Individual memberships and donations provide the bulk of our funding at approximately 55% of our annual revenue. Foundation donations and grants make up the rest, at approximately 26% and 19%, respectively.

With an annual operating budget under $200,000, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake spends a majority of funds on Programming (76%), including our Education Program Lakeside Learning Fieldtrips, the Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship Program, and the Alfred Lambourne Arts Prize. Management and administration costs average 13%, and general fundraising at 11%. 

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FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake seeks to operate with the highest ethical standards. In May of 2017, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake earned the Fundraising and Resource Development Badge from Utah Nonprofits Association.

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Download our ratified (May 4, 2017) Donor Bill of Rights and/or Code of Ethical Standards below.  

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Donor Bill of Rights

FRIENDS follows the AFP Code of Ethical Standards

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Why We Care

  • Years ago the Great Salt Lake was a entertainment destination for the people of Salt Lake City. One of my ancestors had a vacation home near Black Rock, where he would take his family to escape the heat and cares of the city. That was a long time ago and a lot has changed since then. For many reasons the lake is not as popular as it once was. But it has been a source of peace, contemplation, and inspiration to me. I reflect on photos I have seen of the grand days of Saltair and the love of floating in the lake. I have done this myself on numerous occasions. I love the sensation of effortlessly floating. And we can escape the cares of the world.

    Clinton Whiting, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant