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Thank you, American Express!

American Express has granted $30,000 towards Epicenter’s “Serve-In-Place” project! This support is critical, and we are excited at the opportunity to compensate local volunteers for participation in our community development project. Serve-In-Place Since 2009, Epicenter has eagerly worked to address local challenges with as much imagination and determination as those tasks require, and Epicenter’s current …

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Canal Commons Update

Canal Commons, a vision for affordable housing that began many years ago, is quickly becoming a reality! Thank you for allowing us share these updates with you: SITE In late 2019, the City of Green River issued a Request for Proposals for a 3.8-acre lot in the heart of Green River situated on the historic …

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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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