Utah Community Builders

About Us

Utah Community Builders is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social impact foundation that is an affiliate of the Salt Lake Chamber. Utah Community Builders creates a platform for businesses to engage our most pressing challenges, harnessing the innovation and efficiency of the private sector to drive real progress on social issues affecting our businesses, workforce, families, and all Utahns. Our project priorities include, but are not limited to:

  • Intergenerational Poverty
  • Behavioral Health
  • Immigration
  • Child Care

The private sector is uniquely positioned to drive real progress on these social issues affecting our businesses, workforce, and families. Utah Community Builders is leading the way. Get involved today.

Guiding Principles

Utah Community Builders is a response to the growing desire from the business community to create a social impact for good beyond traditional business issues. We aim to engage businesses, using our guiding principles

Identify

Utah's Pressing Challenges

Identify Utah's Pressing Challenges

Through high-quality data and research we focus on the area of greatest need, impact and results

Collaborate

with business community, issue experts and stakeholders

Collaborate

We bring together the business community, nonprofits, service providers and thought leaders to identify areas and plan for improvement

Promote

social responsibility with the business community

Promote social responsibility with the business community

We provide actionable steps for businesses to take to address pressing challenges

Encourage

the next generation of problem-solvers

Encourage the next generation of problem-solvers

Through process engagement we instill the importance of social responsibility in leaders of tomorrow

Initiatives

Family-Friendly Workplaces

Statewide survey results suggest there are a number of supportive policies employers could enact to recruit, support, and retain working parents in Utah’s competitive labor market. It shows that while most are satisfied with their current work and childcare arrangement, many parents and guardians also think policies such as increased wage/salary, paid family leave, flexible/stable hours and schedule, remote/hybrid work options, better parttime job opportunities and childcare assistance are important to achieving their ideal situation. The survey was sponsored by the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah Community Builders, and the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, and released by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

View the Survey

Workforce Resilience

Mental health has long been one of Utah’s most pressing issues, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made that more clear. Utah’s business community is leading the way by building a more resilient workforce through a culture of mental fitness. With the right information and tools, business leaders can help improve the mental fitness of their employees, and by extension all of Utah’s workforce. Advice from experts, coupled with free or discounted resources, are available now.

“Experts, advocates, and innovative business leaders come together in presentations to show the how and why of Workforce Resilience through Mental Fitness. Watch this video to catch up on our official launch event.

Workforce Employer Toolkit

We’re offering three things that will help your business create a culture of mental fitness and achieve a more resilient workforce: the Suicide Prevention in the Workforce Employer Toolkit, expert speakers from our launch and ongoing webinars, and community partners offering vital services, often for free or at a discount to Chamber members.

View the Employer Toolkit

State of Good Podcast

Get Involved

The Utah Community Builders is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social impact foundation that is an affiliate of the Salt Lake Chamber. Utah Community Builders creates a platform for businesses to engage our most pressing challenges, harnessing the innovation and efficiency of the private sector to drive real progress on social issues affecting our businesses, workforce, families, and all Utahns. If you would like to support the nonprofit through a monetary donation, please click the “donate” button.

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