Equality Utah was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Chase Community Giving Program, which has given more than $600 million to nonprofits over the past five years.
The program,sponsored by JP Morgan Chase, focuses on community development, education, and arts and culture within high-need neighborhoods and communities across the globe. Organizations applied for the grant by sharing their messages and missions online where an open vote was held.
Equality Utah formed a coalition with nine other queer charities from around the nation to attract attention and garner support. Equality Utah is a political-action committee and service group that advocates for equal treatment of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Utahns.
The top recipient of the Chase Community Giving Program, taking home $250,000, was the United Sikhs in Service of America. The USSA’s mission is to transform underprivileged and minority communities and individuals into informed and vibrant members of society through civic, educational and personal development programs, by fostering active participation in social and economic activity.