Health & Wellness

Volunteer leadership and support for Utah’s health and wellness communities were hallmarks of George and Dolores Eccles. Through the Foundation, their positive impact on the quality and availability of health care and programs providing healthy living for Utahns has continued to flourish.

Grants enrich patient care and promote good health through organizations, hospitals, clinics and programs throughout the state. With each grant awarded, the legacy of George and Dolores Eccles furthers the life-saving healthcare education, research and patient care made possible through their generosity.

Our goal is to help make a difference in the health and well-being of all Utahns,” says Foundation Secretary, General Counsel, and Treasurer Robert M. Graham. “It’s an important part of what we do.”

30-year Legacy Partnerships

Since 1982, grants from the Foundation promoting health and wellness have fostered greater excellence and access for Utahns of all ages and backgrounds. The following institutions have received the Foundation’s support for a period spanning at least 30 years – in some cases on an annual basis.

  • Alliance House, Salt Lake City
  • American Diabetes Association - Utah, Salt Lake City
  • American Lung Association in Utah, Salt Lake City
  • American Red Cross - Utah Region, Salt Lake City
  • Arthritis Foundation – Utah/Idaho Chapter, Salt Lake City
  • Community Nursing Services, West Valley City
  • Friends for Sight, Salt Lake City
  • House Research Institute, Los Angeles, California
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter, Salt Lake City
  • Primary Children’s Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area, Salt Lake City
  • University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City
    • College of Nursing
    • Department of Internal Medicine
    • Department of Orthopaedics
    • George and Dolores Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
    • School of Medicine

Health Care Grant Recipients | 1982 - 2017

Grant-Making Guidelines

Foundation gifts in this area are directed to qualified charitable organizations offering health-care services and information in Utah’s urban and rural areas, including grants for equipment, facilities, and program support for those involved in medical diagnosis, treatment and education, disease prevention, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and the development of creative new ways to address health-care challenges.

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