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George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation

The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation was established by George S. Eccles and Dolores Dore Eccles in December, 1958, and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Foundation was established with wealth accumulated from George S. Eccles’ work as a leader of First Security Corporation, a bank holding company that merged with Wells Fargo in 2000. The mission of the Foundation is to serve Utah’s residents and support Utah’s communities.

Regions: The Foundation serves all areas of Utah, including both rural and non-rural counties. Examples of rural counties served include Beaver, Sanpete, and Tooele.

Issues Supported: The Foundation focuses grantmaking on five areas: arts and culture, community, education, environmental preservation and conservation, and health and wellness.

Grant Process and Application: The first step in the application process is to submit a letter of inquiry. If the letter of inquiry is approved, you can then submit a grant application online. Find out more about the grant application process on the Foundation’s website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $19 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Helping Hand Association, known as The Haven, is based in Salt Lake City and serves the local counties, including rural Tooele County. The Haven offers residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and sober living facilities. The sober living housing program provides a secure environment for individuals in recovery from substance use disorder.

Utah Opioid Settlement Funds

Total Settlement Funds in Utah

  • $309 million

Fund Distribution

  • 50% to the state
  • 50% to local governments


  • Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
  • Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years

Application Process

  • Not established

Spending So Far

  • NA

Key Contacts

  • Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, uag@agutah.gov, 801-366-0260
  • Utah Opioid Task Force, OpioidSurveyUtah@gmail.com

Key Links

How About Your County?

To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center Of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.

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