Kennecott foundation

Rio Tinto Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine Visitors Center Charitable Foundation is a nonprofit that aims to help Utah residents. This includes supporting charities that assist children, veterans, senior citizens, and those struggling with homelessness, disabilities or low income.

The Foundation raises money for local charities through tax-deductible entrance fees to the Visitors Center. The Copperton Lions Club contributes additional funds to the Foundation from items sold at the Visitors Center gift shop.

Since 1992, the Foundation has donated millions of dollars to local community charities and has hosted more than 3 million visitors.

The Foundation is made up of nine trustees from the greater Salt Lake Area and select Kennecott employees. These board members come from the southwestern part of the Salt Lake Valley, Magna and Copperton, and areas of expertise like education and humanities.

Take a closer look at the local organizations we support
Alliance House
American Diabetes Association
American Lung Association in Utah
Art Access / VSA Utah
Best Buddies Utah
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Utah
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley
Camp Hobe Inc.
Cancer Wellness House, Inc. 
Catholic Community Services of Utah
Children's Service Society
Columbus Senior Center
Community Action Program
Community Education Partnership of WVC
Copperton Community Council
Crossroads Urban Center
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Draper Senior Center
Eddie P. Mayne Kearns Senior Center
Elk Run Elementary School
Eye Care 4 Kids
Family Counseling Center
Family Promise - Salt Lake
Friends of Tooele County Children's Justice Center
Friends for Sight
Granite Education Foundation
Harman Home Community Center
Holy Cross Ministries
House of Hope
Housing Opportunities, Inc.
Intermountain Therapy Animals
Junior League of Salt Lake City
Karma Bike Shop
Liberty Senior Center
Lupus Foundation of America, Utah Chapter
Lutheran Social Service of Utah Inter-Faith & Community-Wide Ministries
Magna Fact
Magna Kennecott Senior Center
March of Dimes Utah Chapter
Meals on Wheels

 
Midvale Senior Center
Mount Olympus Senior Center
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Utah
Odyssey House of Utah
People Helping People
Planned Parenthood Association of Utah
Resolution Horse Company
River's Bend Senior Center
Riverton Senior Center
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area, Inc. 
Salt Lake Donated Dental Services
Salt Lake Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
Sandy Senior Center
Self Reliance of Utah
Senior Charity Care
Senior Companion Program
Senior Transportation Program 
South Jordan Senior Center
South Valley Sanctuary
Sunday Anderson Westside Sr. Center
Taylorsville Senior Center
Tenth East Senior Center
The Andrew S. Rowan Reading Room for the Blind
The Foundation for Family Life of Utah
The Road Home
The Sharing Place
University of Utah Division of Geriatrics
Utah AIDS Foundation
Utah Food Bank
Utah Foster Care Foundation
Utah Partners for Health
Utah Youth Village
Utahns Against Hunger
Valley Services
Volunteers of America, Utah
West Jordan Rotary Service
West Jordan Senior Center
Work Activity Center
YMCA of Northern Utah
YWCA Utah

To request a donation from the Foundation, complete the Rio Tinto Kennecott Charitable Foundation Proposal Grant Application by Oct. 15. Once applications are received, Foundation Trustees will meet to determine eligibility and funding amounts.