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UServeUtah Grant Awarded to Epicenter

UServeUtah, the State’s Commission on Service & Volunteerism, has awarded $242,710 in grant funding to local organizations that will increase Utahns’ awareness of and participation in community and civic engagement initiatives. Projects will begin in July of 2020 and carry through June of 2021. Funding will be provided for a variety of different types of …

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Thank you, Union Pacific Foundation!

Epicenter is pleased to announce that the Union Pacific Foundation Board has approved a Local Grant to Epicenter in 2020 towards Canal Commons in the amount of $10,000. Epicenter’s first large-scale development, Canal Commons, is a direct response to Green River’s critical need for available, affordable, and liveable housing options. In addition to the ten …

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Epicenter to Receive CARES Act Funds

Photo: Still from Epicenter Frontier Fellow Calista Lyon’s film “Localized Gestures” (2019) Epicenter is pleased to announce that we are the recipients of support from: WESTAF – $20,000 Utah Arts & Museums – $5,000 Utah Humanities – $5,000 WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations is a competitive grant program supported by the National Endowment for …

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Green River Workers Fund Report

Green River’s service-based businesses and their workers have been drastically impacted during the COVID-19 crisis. And it could not have come at a worse time: right after winter, when Green River sees very few visitors. Many workers are already furloughed during the winter annually, so you can imagine how this seasonal economy has been impacted …

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Serve-In-Place

We have a unique opportunity for four exceptional people with a wide and varied skill set: a chance to live in and serve a small, desert town in Utah. To coordinate with citizens of this rural community in order to lead their best lives. To demonstrate the value of service. To gain one-of-a-kind experience. To …

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River Party 2020

River Party is a fundraiser for Epicenter & float trip through beautiful Desolation Canyon in Utah, June 16-20, 2020. This trip is open to the public and space is limited, so please contact us soon to reserve your spot(s). Groups (including business retreats) are welcome to join. Go here or email Maria for more information.

Canal Commons

The City of Green River, Utah, has a 3.2-acre plot of land located one block south of Main and east of Broadway which they would like to see developed into entry-level housing options. Last month, the City released a Request for Proposals for affordable housing on this property, and Epicenter enthusiastically responded! We’re excited to …

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Thank you, Giving Tuesday donors!

This year for Giving Tuesday we launched our 10 year anniversary fundraiser, House Party! All funds raised for House Party will go towards the development of affordable housing in Green River. Thank you to the 32 donors who donated a total of $8,126.40, our most successful Giving Tuesday yet. Don’t get left out of the …

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