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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4 days ago

Friends of Alta

Alta Gala early bird pricing ends March 22nd. Visit altagala.org to buy your tickets before prices go up!
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6 days ago

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Don't forget to join us this Thursday at the Peruvian Lodge for our annual public meeting!Join us for the Friends of Alta Annual Public Meeting on March 21st. We will be convening in the Alf Engen Room at the Alta Peruvian Lodge from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Join us for the Friends of Alta Annual Public Meeting on March 21st. We will be convening in the Alf Engen Room at the Alta Peruvian Lodge from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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All day today is a @rideuta free fare day. Ride the UTA bus to and from ALTA for FREE!! Kick back, relax and save money and gas. Added bonus, your helping minimize traffic and decrease carbon emissions. AND ITS FREE! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Friends of Alta

Can't make it up the canyon? Make sure to check out the live bird camera set up outside of the Friends of Alta office.

friendsofalta.org/bird-surveys/

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1 month ago

Friends of Alta

We are very excited to welcome our new Communications Manager, Siri Vlasic.

Siri graduated from Westminster College with a degree in Environmental Science in 2017. She joined Friends of Alta as the 2018 Summer Bill Levitt Fellow, and is excited to return as the Communications Manager. Siri has accrued a wide range of experience in her relatively short career, including conducting field conservation research in the Okavango Delta of Botswana and providing GIS, planning and technical assistance for a Salt Lake City landscape architecture and community planning firm. She most recently completed a 2-month internship with the GIS department of the Bavarian Forest National Park in Germany. Siri grew up skiing at Alta, and is looking forward to continuing efforts to protect the remarkable Alta environment and community she has come to love.
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1 month ago

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Are you interested in environmental stewardship, scientific data collection, visual and social media development, and public outreach? Look no further. We are hiring a Winter Bill Levitt Fellow. Send your applications to info@friendsofalta.org by February 21st to apply. For more information follow the link below.

friendsofalta.org/employment/

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