Annual Report and Financials

2015-2016 Financial Report

Achievements

  • FOA holds 19 conservation easements
  • 4 properties owned and conserved by FOA
  • 18% increase in contributions
  • 3.8% increase in revenue
  • 66 first-time contributors

Goals for 2017

  • Raise $296k in revenue, of which $229k is generated from donations
  • Be a voice for conservation in local and regional planning initiatives
  • Acquire privately held undeveloped land for open space conservation
  • Stop any effort to transfer water rights from the SL Valley up to Albion Basin
  • Be the organization of choice for those seeking to conserve Alta’s character

June 30, 2016 Annual Report

Revenue

Donations 1 $200,669
Donations to Conservation Fund $13,030
Donations to Bill Levitt Fellowship $2,730
Donations to Alta Defense Fund/Litigation $7,225
Fundraising Programs 2 $6,776
Special Events $15,635
Investment Income $24,021
Total Revenue$270,086

Expenses

Operations$57,862
Alta Community and Government Relations$27,270
Environmental Education, Studies & Sustainability 3$47,285
Land Conservation 4 $22,580
Litigation Against the State Engineer$39,598
Fundraising $45,556
Conservation Fund Management Fees$3,931
Total Expenses$244,082

1. Individual Donations, Business Sponsors, Bequests, Securities, Love Utah Give Utah, Grants

2. Alta Mid-Winter Study Group, Memorial Tree Program, Merchandise

3. Alta School Science Grant, Friends of Utah Avalanche Center Snow Safety Education Grant, Alta Summer Booth, Summer Stewardship Programs, Alta Bird Study, Wetland Study, GIS mapping

4. Conservation Easement Monitoring, Land Trust Alliance membership, Insurance, Conservation Resources & Planning

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Join Friends of Alta on October 13th, for an introduction to our planned giving program, The Bill & Mimi Levitt Legacy Circle. This lovely evening will include a bourbon education class with small plate pairings, cello music by Maren Askins, and the chance to win 2 one-way JetBlue tickets courtesy of Sheridan Davis and JetBlue. Please RSVP to katie@friendsofalta.org. Space is limited to first 50 registrants! ... See MoreSee Less

Bourbon Education Class

October 13, 2017, 6:00pm - October 13, 2017, 9:30pm

On October 13th, Friends of Alta will be hosting an event at the Black Bear Chalet in Alta to introduce our planned giving program, The Bill & Mimi Levitt Legacy Circle. This lovely evening will inclu...

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Join Tracy Aviary's expert birders along with Alta Environmental Center and Friends of Alta Monday, September 11th in search of our feathered friends that call Alta home. This event will start at 8:30 am and end around 12:00 pm. Come and help us expand our bird list! ... See MoreSee Less

Bird Survey

September 11, 2017, 8:30am - September 11, 2017, 12:30pm

Join Tracy Aviary’s expert birders this summer and fall in search of our feathered friends that call Alta home. Surveys are 8:30 am - 12:00 pm the second Monday of each month. Help us expand our bir...

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Join Friends of Alta on Friday, October 13th for an introduction to our planned giving program, the Bill and Mimi Levitt Legacy Circle. This lovely evening will include a bourbon education class with small plate pairings, cello music by Maren Askins, and the chance to win 2 one-way JetBlue tickets courtesy of Sheridan Davis and JetBlue! Space is limited, please RSVP to katie@friendsofalta.org. ... See MoreSee Less

Bourbon Education Class

October 13, 2017, 6:00pm - October 13, 2017, 9:30pm

On October 13th, Friends of Alta will be hosting an event at the Black Bear Chalet in Alta to introduce our planned giving program, The Bill & Mimi Levitt Legacy Circle. This lovely evening will inclu...

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Due to a fire near the Beehive Cheese factory in Weber Canyon, we will have to cancel the Cheese Class portion of the Weed Pull Social. We will reschedule a Cheese Class asap! ... See MoreSee Less

Due to a fire near the Beehive Cheese factory in Weber Canyon, we will have to cancel the Cheese Class portion of the Weed Pull Social. We will reschedule a Cheese Class asap. However, it's a lovely...

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We would like to thank everyone who attended our BYO Picnic and Hike to Bloods Lake. We would especially like to thank Marie Clarke from Utah Open Lands and Andy Beerman for talking to the group about all things Bonanza Flat! ... See MoreSee Less

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Make sure you stick around after our final community weed pull next week! Learn how to make flavored cheese with the experts from Beehive Cheese. You will take home and age your cheese to enjoy later. Pleas bring herbs etc to add as your flavoring. ... See MoreSee Less

Weed Pull Social & Making Flavored Aged Cheese with Beehive Chee

September 5, 2017, 5:00pm

Making Flavored Aged Cheese with Beehive Cheese / Weed Pull Social Tuesday, September 5th | 5pm Social l 6pm Class l Free Admission | Our Lady of the Snows 6pm Learn how to make flavored cheese with ...

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Our BYO Picnic and Hike to Bloods lake is happening this Friday, September 1st. As a community we saved Bonanza Flat, lets take some time to enjoy it! ... See MoreSee Less

Bonanza Flat BYO Picnic and Hike

September 1, 2017, 12:00pm - September 1, 2017, 4:00pm

Join Friends of Alta for a BYO (bring your own) picnic and hike to Bloods Lake. We will meet at the trailhead at noon then hike up. This is a relatively easy hike that is about 1 mile round trip. As a...

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