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WEXL Entrepreneurial Grant

Grants to Utah Individuals in the Little Cottonwood Canyon
for Community Service and Entrepreneurship

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Foundation / Corporation

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Alta Community Enrichment (ACE)

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Grants of $500 and $1,000 to Utah individuals residing in the Little Cottonwood Canyon for specific endeavors that contribute to the local community or enhance the recipient as an entrepreneur. The use of funds from this program is flexible; however, applicants are expended to thoroughly describe how the funds will be used.

In Memory of William Edward Xavier Lennon:
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 the Alta community.

The object of these grants is to encourage those who embody William Edward Xavier Lennon’s legacy of thinking alternatively and creatively.

Although not required if awarded grant funds, applicant could be approached by ACE to present at an event about their project. This could be teaching about your project, a short statement, or volunteerism.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182504

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Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

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.

Term of Contract:

Any funds granted will be for one time only.

Projects must be completed by April 1st the following year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must be a Little Cottonwood community member. You are considered a community member if you live, work or play in the Little Cottonwood Canyon.

This grant is not available to employees or Board members of Alta Community Enrichment or WEXL Committee Members

The request must be an entrepreneurial pursuit that is currently in process or has not yet begun. This grant is not available for entrepreneurial pursuits that have already been completed.

Past recipients are no longer eligible for grant monies.

Pre-Application Information:

Funds will be distributed once year. The deadline for applications is March 1st, with money distributed on April 1st. All applicants will be notified approximately April 1st.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Sara Gibbs, Executive Director

Mailing address:
PO Box 8142
Alta, UT 84092-8142

Physical address:
10351 East Highway 210
Alta, Utah

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah: Little Cottonwood Canyon