ACE GRANTS

Alta Community Enrichment proudly supports the artistic, cultural and educational endeavors of local community members by offering annual grants. The grants are : the Artist Grant, the WEXL Entrepreneurial Grant, the Well Being Grant.

Each grant awards $1,000-$1,500 every year approximately April 1st with a deadline for applications of March 1st. 

The ACE Board and ACE Grant committees reserve the right to choose the grant winners. 

Please review the expectations of a successful grant application. (Opens as a PDF)

Any questions can be directed to Sara Gibbs

Artist Grant

The ACE Artist grant was created to support the artistic endeavors of local community members. Total grant funds awarded each year will be $1,500.  Two grantees will be awarded - $1,000 and $500.

REQUIREMENTS

Must be a project in the Arts including but not limited to: fine arts, performing arts, crafts, visual arts, literary arts, music, etc.

Must be for projects that are already in process or not yet begun.

Not available for projects that are already completed.

The use of the funds is flexible, but a description of how the funds will be used should be explained thoroughly in the application and recipients are expected to use the funds as described.

Projects must be approved by all entities or agencies involved.

Must be a Little Cottonwood community member. A community member is someone who lives, works or plays in LCC.

Winning applicant will be asked to give back to the community. IE: presentation, event, project, volunteerism.

Past recipients are no longer eligible for grant monies.

Not available to employees of Alta Community Enrichment or Board members of Alta Community Enrichment.

Project, evaluation form and accounting must be completed by April 1st the following year.

Recipients required to present accounting of project.

Artists must provide examples of their work.

Deadline for applications of March 1st

All applicants will be notified approximately April 1st

WE HIGHLY SUGGEST ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS IN WORD, SPELL CHECKING AND COPYING YOUR ANSWERS TO THIS FORM. Applications with poor spelling and grammar will be disqualified. Please review the expectations of a successful grant application.


WEXL Entrepreneurial Grant

In Memory of William Edward Xavier Lennon. Total grant funds awarded each year will be $1,500.  Two grantees will be awarded - $1,000 and $500.

ACE and the Alta Ski Patrol have partnered to offer a grant in memory of Bill Lennon and his out sized legacy. The WEXL grant is given in recognition of Bill's many accomplishments and the inspiration he provided to the Alta community. Bill helped establish ACE (Alta Community Enrichment) in 1995; he was a stalwart member of the Alta Ski Patrol from 1980 to 2006, and served as a gadfly on the Alta Town Council for many years. He was the consummate entrepreneur, not afraid to start a new offbeat enterprise. His ventures included “The Great White Hunter” (ski finder service), “Beater Cords” (cords attached to your skis for powder falls), the power plant in lower Little Cottonwood, and a hand washing station for firefighters. He was a masseuse, a mountain biker, a kayaker, and a handball and tennis player. He was fun-loving and ruthlessly honest, thoughtful and obstinate, crazy and cutting, funny and overbearing, and at times, deeply profound. He would offer up a mind-bending morsel that would knock around in an individual’s head for years. He was good with his hands (Bill and Ellza built a house in Alta), generous with his heart and with his time, and a great supporter of our Alta community. All of the members on the selection committee were drawn to him, miss him, and hope by these grants to encourage his wild spirit and wide view. We are lucky to have known him.

The object of these grants is to encourage those who embody his legacy of thinking alternatively and creatively. The grants will provide two community members, in need of assistance, to pursue an endeavor that will (a) enhance themselves as entrepreneurs and (b) contribute to the Little Cottonwood Canyon community.

Total grant funds awarded each year will be $1,500.  Two grantees will be awarded - $1,000 and $500. However, the committee retains flexibility regarding the size of the annual grants, depending on the quality of applicants and the funding from year-to-year.

REQUIREMENTS
Must be an entrepreneurial pursuit that is currently in process or has not yet begun.

Not available for entrepreneurial pursuits that have already been completed.

The use of the funds is flexible, but a description of how the funds will be used should be explained thoroughly in the application and recipients are expected to use the funds as described.

Projects must be approved by all entities or agencies involved.

Must be a Little Cottonwood community member. A community member is considered someone who lives, works or plays in LCC.

Winning applicant will be asked to give back to the community. IE: presentation, event, project, volunteerism.

Past recipients are no longer eligible for grant monies.

Not available to employees or Board members of Alta Community Enrichment or WEXL Committee Members

Project and evaluation form must be completed by April 1st the following year.

Recipients required to present accounting of project.

Deadline for applications of March 1st

All applicants will be notified approximately April 1st

WE HIGHLY SUGGEST ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS IN WORD, SPELLCHECKING AND COPYING YOUR ANSWERS TO THIS FORM. Applications with poor spelling and grammar will be disqualified. Please review the expectations of a successful grant application.


Well being grant

The objective of this grant is to provide support to community members pursuing education and related opportunities to increase both their own well being and the well being of others. Well being is the state of being healthy and happy, it includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, and a sense of meaning or purpose.

We are looking for applications that stand out and are unique. Your efforts must be a selfless pursuit.
The types of well being that are funded with this grant are:
Emotional & Mental Well-Being
Physical Well-Being


REQUIREMENTS
Must be a project within “well being”: such as emotional, mental, physical.
Must be for projects that are already in process or not yet begun.
Not available for projects that are already completed.
The use of the funds is flexible, but a description of how the funds will be used should be explained thoroughly in the application and recipients are expected to use the funds as described.
Projects must be approved by all entities or agencies involved.
Must be a Little Cottonwood community member. A community member is someone who lives, works or plays in LCC.
Winning applicants will be asked to give back to the community. IE: presentation, event, project, volunteerism.
Past recipients are no longer eligible for grant monies.
Not available to employees of Alta Community Enrichment or Board members of Alta Community Enrichment.
Project, evaluation forms and accounting must be completed by April 1st the following year.
Recipients required to present accounting of project.
Artists must provide examples of their work.
Deadline for applications of March 1st
All applicants will be notified approximately April 1st

Project and evaluation form must be completed by April 1st the following year.

WE HIGHLY SUGGEST ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS IN WORD, SPELL CHECKING AND COPYING YOUR ANSWERS TO THIS FORM. Applications with poor spelling and grammar will be disqualified. Please review the expectations of a successful grant application.