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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

  • Great Salt Lake, the second most hypersaline Inland Sea in the world, has a fate of becoming even more salty with permanent loss of a large portion of its Bear River fresh water life supply.

    Precious fresh water diverted to support more of the same, the endless expansion of the human race, big box stores, and shopping centers duplicated around the country ruining any future adventure of small town exploration and road trips.

    Everything is becoming the same. Everyone is looking the same. Everyone does the same things. Great Salt Lake is unique and the planet is loosing it as its life blood is stolen from its soft salty shores, waves gently breaking further and further out, leaving vast arrays of dry barren mudflats waiting for phragmites to invade.

    Utah does not own Great Salt Lake. Great Salt Lake is owned by the world.

    Karri Smith, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant

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