Partnership Success Stories

The Nature Conservancy in Utah

The Nature Conservancy in Utah has helped protect more than 1.2 million acres of public and private land throughout the state for plants, animals and people.

Primary Children's Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare

For decades, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation has helped Primary Children's provide world-class care for children now and in future generations.

David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Named in honor and memory of pioneering Utah industrialist and entrepreneur David Eccles, father of George S. Eccles, the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business remains a focus of the philanthropy of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.

Boys & Girls Clubs

Since the early 1980s, the Boys & Girls Clubs have represented an important partnership that benefits many of Utah’s low-income, at-risk youth in communities throughout Utah.

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater

Salt Lake City’s new state-of-the-art theater, made possible through a public-private funding partnership led by a grant of $15 million from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.

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“Gifts from the Eccles family have been without equal in their transformative effect on the growth in excellence of education at the University of Utah.”

—Taylor Randall, Dean, David Eccles School of Business

What We Fund

  • Passion for the arts inspired the generosity of George and Dolores Eccles throughout their lifetimes and today.

  • Throughout Utah, we award grants addressing the needs of individuals and families from every walk of life.

  • Among our greatest priorities is ensuring excellence in higher education in the state of Utah.

  • Volunteer leadership and support for Utah’s healthcare community were hallmarks of our founders' philanthropic involvement.

  • We focus on helping to preserve and protect natural lands and support restoration and revitalization.

Our Legacy

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George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles demonstrated throughout their lifetimes the principles of hard work, volunteerism, and philanthropy.

Generous and invested in the arts, education, and social causes, they wanted to ensure their legacy would have impact far beyond their lifetimes and established the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation in 1960.

Read the History

How to Apply

For those seeking grants, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation focuses on Utah-based efforts with a track record of effectiveness, fiscal responsibility, and impact that coincide with the Foundation’s funding priorities. 

Review Criteria for Eligibility 

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