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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:

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2018-2019 Annual Report      

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. 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

FRIENDS 2016-2017 IRS Form 990 tax return

FRIENDS 2017-2018 IRS Form 990 tax return

 

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Why We Care

  • The whole environment of Great Salt Lake is a place of wonder. Life abounds in water, on islands, and about the marshland edges where migratory birds find refuge during long flights north and south. It is also a source of income for companies around its rim (unfortunately). Challenges for the Lake today are balancing acts. We must continue to foster the generous gifts the Lake provides for wildlife, community, and visitors as well as make peace with the human intrusions that threaten not only the Lake’s beauty, but also its very existence as the bountiful center of a thriving community along the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains.

    Maurine Haltiner, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant