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Our Funding

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (access designation letter by clicking here), 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. Corporate and foundation grants generate 25%, and government grants generate 20%.

Download the 2018-2019 Annual Report

With an annual operating budget under $300,000, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake spends a majority of funds on Programming (83%), including our Education Programs, the Doyle W. Stephens Research Program, and the Alfred Lambourne Arts Program. Fundraising costs average 10%, and administrative expenses 7%.


                                              Funding Sources                                                                                                        Expenses


Ethical Standards

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
FRIENDS 2016-2017 IRS Form 990 tax return
FRIENDS 2017-2018 IRS Form 990 tax return