Artist          Grant


2019 Rebecca Johnson for her upcoming book “Ski Lift Secrets”.  Funds will go towards creative writing course, professional editing of manuscript, subscription to Publishers Marketplace, & website development. $1000

2018 Vicky Merryman to create a calendar with a series of watercolor paintings featuring Alta's landscape. Vicky will be donating calendars to ACE. $1000

2017 Kyle Frederick to build a mobile ceramics studio. The mobile studio will be a small-enclosed trailer that would house a wheel, shelving, a worktable, a clay reclaiming table with a plaster top, a sink, and a small electric kiln. $1000

2016 - Emily Nicolosi for materials to paint a series of landscape paintings that explores the natural beauty of Alta. $1000 View her art

2015 - Leo Ahrens for studio space, supplies, paint, canvas, brushes. Leo's focus will be on painting. $1000

2014 - Whitney Zordan for Printmaking/ Printing Press $1000

2013 - Andy Walters for Culinary Arts Project of Dottie's Biscuit Barn to revamp a 1960's camper trailer . $1000

2012 - Anne Kaferle for a 6 day landscape oil painting workshop and supplies.

2011 - Megan Johnston for a Knitking Compuknit III Knitting Machine & serger to create a LCC inspired knit & sweater clothing line.  $1000

2010 - Pete O'Brien, for Video Production and Photography, to buy Apple Final Cut Studio Pro video editing software and to attend classes and become a Certified Pro inFinal Cut.

2009 - Bailey Jones, age 12, to attend the summer course at The School of American Ballet.  $1000
Read an article about Bailey in the Nutcracker

2008 - LeAnn Galloway, local painter, to learn how to build frames and canvases for her paintings. $1000

2007 - WAHSATCH Productions for editing and production of their second film entitled Highway 210.$1000

2007 - Patrick Nelson for a low angle tripod in documenting high alpine ecosystems in Utah. $350

Wexl entrepreneurial grant

2019 Amelia Praggastis to develop and manage a holistic, organic garden and landscaping company. Funds will be used for the fees that are required in getting the LLC, shovels, shears, rakes, leaf blower. $1000

Scott & Teresa Chamberlain for replacing the axles, wheels, and tires of their converted mobile bar & concession 1973 trailer for their upcoming catering business. $500

2018 Chris Templin to help launch his product, Liftie Bites: a sweet baked protein bar. $1000

2018 Courtney Johnson to help launch Wild Earth SLC - pop up artisan markets. $500


2017 Andrea Hansel for Foundation Training Instruction in Boulder, Colorado.$1000

2017 Hannah McIlwain for University of Utah's Department of Geology and Geoscience's Field Camp in Southern Utah and Ecuador. $500

2016 - Chris Cawley to attend Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the University of Utah. $1000

2016 - Caroline Olsen to pursue a Master’s Degree in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University.  $500

2015 - Sarah Huber to attend Dr. Christopher's School of Natural Healing in Utah. $1000

2015 - Jennifer Zurick to attend Notre Dame's Transformational Non-Profit Certification. $500

2014 - Veronica Asmus for classes for charcuterie- the curating of meats, from butchery to sausage and for butcher specific knives. $1000

2014 - Kellie Moylan for purchase of a 64GB iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular for her University of Utah Physician Assistant Program. $500

2013 - Jackson Remington for Physics and Snow Science Program tuition at Montana State University $1000

2013 - Christy Yanco for Ceramics Program tuition at University of Utah. $500

2012 - Adam Naisbitt for an Avalanche Mapping Course offered by Canadian Avalanche Center $1000

2012 - Rebbeca Shatles for Acupuncture Courses - Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient & Acupuncture Treatment of Sports Injuries and Pain $500

2011 - Stacy Peterson to pursue a certification in Children's Yoga $500

2011 - Scott Solle to attend Rigging for Rescue -Rope rescue class in Ouray, CO$500

2010 - Bailey Jones to attend Houston Ballet's Summer Course 2010. Houston Ballet is the 4th largest Ballet Company in the USA.

2009 - Jonathon Scoville, for an Applied Science Degree in the Automotive Technician Program at Salt Lake Community College.  $1000

2008 - Dan Collins for pursuing his medical education at University of Utah.  $1000

Community service grant


2018 Amy MacDonald to attend the Upaya Institute and Zen Center’s  International Nepal Nomads Pilgrimage providing medical/health care support to clinicians and Nepalese people in villages and help to teach and distribute the women's’ Hygiene kits.  $1000

2017  $1000 Shelby Lee Harris for a physical therapy service trip to Guatemala, with Humanitize Expeditions, which is dedicated to providing relief by means of healthcare and education to under served communities in Guatemala, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

2016 - Dave Bastian to restore a portion of Albion Meadows trail with The Utah Conservation Corps/Roots Charter High Youth Crew and Alta Environmental Center. $1000

2015 - Tim Rogers for installation of a community space bicycle-workshop in Leavenworth, Washington. $1000

2014 - Paige Remington for Projects Abroad in Ghana, West Africa to help renovate community buildings and teach village children.$1000

2013 - Mica Brownlie for establishing a community radio service for the town of Alta, Utah. $1000

2012 - Abbie Sauter for English textbooks for the Shepit, Ukraine PeaceCorps program. $1000

young guns grant

(18 & Younger)

2019 Sophia Guggenberger for taking a drawing and painting class. $100

2017  Virginia Cunningham for tuition to attend Portland State University for Graphic Design. $1000

2016 - Averi Wight for weekly art classes from Bev Keys at Atelier studio. $800

2016 - Neve Rauscher for research on building an athletic course in Alta. project canceled -land was not obtained $200

2015 - Lilliana Libecki to go to Tanzania, Africa to ship & set up solar power at an orphanage. This will be done after she climbs Kilimanjaro.VIDEO (Funds not used for that) $1000

2014 - Ruby Entwistle for summer classes at University of Utah Virginia Tanner School of Creative Dance. $1000

2013 - Holly Hammer for four art classes at the Visual Arts Institute. $1000

2012 - Marcus Antonini for Mosaic class taken at Pioneer Craft House and supplies. $500

2012 - Chris Eilber for programs and schooling at Waterford Elementary.$500

2011 - Jackson Remington to go towards tuition for Mechanical Engineering $1000

Faces and endeavors of past recipients.