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February 6, 2023

Daniels Fund surpasses $50 million
in grants and scholarships given in Utah

Gives $5.5 million in the state in 2022

The Daniels Fund distributed $5.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students in Utah in 2022, and reached $53.7 million in total giving in the state since its inception in 2000. Throughout its four-state region of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming, the Daniels Fund provided $63.8 million in grants and scholarships last year.

“Bill Daniels had a generous heart for all people and created the Daniels Fund to spark hope and improve lives in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming,” said Hanna Skandera, President and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “It is an honor to carry forward his legacy of supporting people who want to change their futures as well as giving the next generation more opportunity.”

Communities across Utah are benefiting from $3.8 million in grants this past year to highly effective nonprofits throughout the state. The Daniels Fund makes grants in eight funding areas as directed by its founder, Bill Daniels: Aging, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Early Childhood Education, Homeless & Disadvantaged, K-12 Education Reform, and Youth Development. More details are available on each of the grant funding areas at

Organizations awarded grants in 2022 for programs serving people in Utah include Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse, Columbus Community Center, Crossroads of the West Council – Boy Scouts of America, Safe Harbor Crisis Center, ExcelinEd, Eye Care for Kids Foundation, Family Promise of Ogden, Junior Achievement of Utah, Kids on the Move, National Ability Center, Neighborhood House Association, Utah Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, and Utah State University’s 4-H Programs.

Utah students received $1.6 million in scholarships in 2022 through the Daniels Fund’s two distinct scholarship programs. The Daniels Scholarship Program provides college scholarships to high school seniors with great potential, strong character, and big dreams. The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program provides funding to participating colleges to offer scholarships to non-traditional students.

The Daniels Fund also provided funding for ethics education at the University of Utah and the Utah Ethical Leadership Awards through the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.

About the Daniels Fund
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit to learn more.
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