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Our Commitment

Through our travels, we have seen first-hand many of the challenges facing communities around the globe. 

We founded Grandeur Peak with a commitment to share a meaningful portion of our profits – and our time – with our local and global communities.

Our Commitment

Through our travels, we have seen first-hand many of the challenges facing communities around the globe. 

We founded Grandeur Peak with a commitment to share a meaningful portion of our profits – and our time – with our local and global communities.

American Red Cross provides access to shelter, food, support and supplies to individuals affected by the roughly 70,000 natural and man-made disasters in the U.S. each year.  

CHOICE Humanitarian supports the efforts of people around the world to reduce global poverty and build self-reliant, resilient communities.

Dahlia’s Hope provides aftercare for survivors of sex trafficking through therapeutic services, medical, education, vocational training, transition into the workplace, residential support, and life skills to help survivors function independently and successfully in society.

Escalera Foundation. The Escalera Foundation is focused on helping underprivileged children in Mexico gain an education using 100% of all public donations to fund school projects. .

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, working every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people.

Kaeme works with Ghanaian Department of Social Welfare to help orphaned or abandoned children leave institutions and enter loving families.

Mentors International seeks to lift generations in developing countries by leading individuals and families from poverty to self-reliance through mentoring, vocational skills, and financial solutions.

Moran Eye Center in Utah trains promising international surgeons to serve and restore sight to the millions of blind individuals living in poverty worldwide.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s goal is to bring the world together to cure MS, for every single person, as fast as possible.

Rock-Paper-Scissors Children’s Fund is dedicated to helping Vietnamese girls and their families by providing learning opportunities for young students through art and music programs in order to inspire students to love learning and not drop out of school.

Shot@Life (UN Foundation). Shot@Life is a movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. They connect with scientific, academic, government and industry thought-leaders and key stakeholders worldwide to accelerate the global effort to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health.

The Hunger Project. The Hunger Project is an organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world. It has ongoing programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The Period Project is part of a worldwide movement of similarly focused nonprofit organizations. They aim to increase local, national, and global awareness of period poverty and delivering menstrual hygiene products to those in need. They are working to replace poverty with community and shame with dignity.

UNHCR. The UN Refugee Agency is committed to protecting refugees and resolving refugee problems worldwide.

Thirst Relief. The mission of Thirst Relief is simple, changing lives and communities through clean water solutions.

World Wildlife Fund. For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature by combining global reach with a foundation in science to deliver innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

Young Investor Society provides quality financial literacy education and programs to students from all backgrounds and socio-economic levels to empower students to take control of their financial future.

Youthlinc is a Utah non-profit that focuses on engaging high school and college aged students in local and international service.

One Refugee’s mission is to champion students of refugee backgrounds by helping them obtain post-secondary education and skills to prepare for a professional life. They provide academic mentoring, professional development training, and financial assistance to help pay for tuition, books, and other necessary educational needs.

The Helper Project. The Helper Project focuses on efforts to revitalize, preserve, encourage economic development, and promote cultural connections for the city of Helper Utah, a flourishing destination for incredible artistry.

100 Women in Finance’s mission is to strengthen the global finance industry by empowering women to achieve their professional potential at each career stage

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake. Our mission is to inspire and empower youth, families, and communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Breathe Utah works to improve the air we breathe and Utah air quality through education, collaboration, and policy.

Girls on the Run. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Make-a-Wish Utah. Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. Their end goal is that the wish experience can be a game-changer and change the lives of the kids served.

Neighborhood House’s mission is to enrich, empower and educate children and adults through quality, affordable day care and support services.

Nuzzles & Co. Our mission is to protect animals. To provide a loving, nurturing place where they can get healthy and learn positive behaviors. And then to find loving homes for each one of them. We also work to educate people on the humane treatment of animals.

People Helping People. People Helping People is dedicated to reducing the number of children living in poverty by teaching low-income women, primarily single mothers, how to earn an adequate income through stable employment that pays a living wage.

The Rape Recovery Center empowers those victimized by sexual violence through advocacy, crisis intervention, and therapy, and educates the community about the cause, impact, and prevention of sexual violence.

Ronald McDonald House Charities. The mission of RMHC is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.

Salt Lake Education Foundation. SLEF East High School Student Support. to promote student success in the Salt Lake City School District by using private donations to supplement children’s educational experiences.

The Children’s Center provides comprehensive mental health care to enhance the emotional well-being of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families.

The Other Side Academy is a 501(c)(3) public non-profit organization where criminals, homeless, and substance abusers can change their lives, free of charge.

The Road Home. The Road Home is the largest emergency shelter in Utah, providing social services to individuals and families.

Uinta Institute is a Utah-based non-profit organization focused on Utah’s critical conversation issues including land use regulations and the Great Salt Lake’s sustainability.

Since 2001, Utah Clean Energy has lead the transition to a new clean energy economy in Utah and the West. Through advocacy, policy, and public outreach they tackle today’s serious energy challenges with a toolbox of innovative solutions and workable strategies.

Utah Food Bank. For over 115 years, Utah Food Bank has stayed true to our objective of serving those in need throughout our state.

Utah Youth Village changes the lives of troubled children and families. The Village offers residential care in Treatment Foster Homes and in Group Homes. The Village also offers in-home help through Families First, an intensive program that teaches parents valuable skills.

Women of the World works to help forcibly displaced women make Salt Lake City their home & build community through self-reliance and trust. Women of the World offers boutique service & capacity building programs enabling displaced women’s self-reliance & community building.

Volunteers of America Utah – Homeless Youth Resource Center. This organization is focused on helping homeless teenagers get out of poverty in the local community.

Brigham Young University Student Scholarship. Students at Brigham Young University with a concentration in Finance may apply for a one year, full-tuition scholarship provided by Grandeur Peak Global Advisors.

KUER Public Radio. KUER is a public radio station broadcasting from the Eccles Broadcast Center at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City. KUER’s mission is to build a community of world citizens through story and art, discussion and debate, sound and creativity.

 The First Ascent Scholars Program cultivates, encourages and enables academically focused students with significant financial need to attend the Eccles School and connect with the University of Utah, local and global community while reaching their full academic potential.

The University of Utah continues to expand its campus, building the Crocker Science Center, Eccles Executive Education Building, and Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex.  These new structures help further learning in the fields of science, business, education, and arts.

University of Utah Scholarships Students at the University of Utah with a concentration in Finance may apply for a one year, full-tuition scholarship provided by Grandeur Peak Global Advisors.

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. Offering innovative exhibitions and programs, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is a hub for the community to explore the contemporary cultural landscape.

The Utah Symphony is one of America’s major symphony orchestras, known internationally for its distinctive performances and recording legacy.

Navajo Nation | Spring 2023

In March of 2023, Grandeur Peak sent three teams, along with spouses, into the Navajo Nation to build hoop houses (i.e., greenhouses) that support farming year-round.

The Navajo Nation covers over 27,000 square miles and occupies parts of northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, and southeastern Utah. Our time was focused on an area within the reservation that was subject to the Bennett Freeze. The Bennett Freeze was a 43-year development ban on 1.5 million acres of Navajo lands by the US Federal Government. It was put in place in 1966 to promote negotiations over a land dispute between the Navajo and the Hopi Indians. It prohibited any structural improvements to the land. This included things like fixing roofs, building houses, constructing gas and water lines, repairing roads, etc. Unfortunately, a resolution between the tribes was not reached and the development ban lasted until 2009. The 40-year ban affected nearly 10,000 Navajo people who lived in the area.

Today, approximately 20,000 people live in the formerly “frozen” area. Sadly, many of them still live without running water and electricity. Overall, the service expedition was a success. We were able to complete all the planned projects, no one got too sick or seriously injured, we obtained a love and appreciation for the Navajo people and gained a bit more gratitude for the socio-economic conditions in which many of us live. We were also able to strengthen many of the personal relationships we have with each other. As someone, somewhere probably once said, “you never really know someone until you’ve camped with them.”

Ecuador | March 2018​

In March of 2018, the Grandeur Peak team had the incredible opportunity to travel to Ecuador with their spouses for a humanitarian project. The team partnered with Choice Humanitarian, an organization working to end global poverty.

Our team joined with villagers in Cotacachi County in building a vocational school to give access to technical training for the 1,500 families in the region. The worksite, in the Intacara Valley, is susceptible to generous rainfall, so our team worked to install a drainage canal by digging trenches, moving rocks, mixing, hauling and pouring cement and bending rebar for the forms. The school is scheduled to be completed in June 2019.

In our travels we saw first-hand many of the challenges facing communities around the globe. We founded Grandeur Peak with a commitment to give back to our local and global community. We worked hard to serve the people in Ecuador. We hope to have made a difference, however small, in their lives, and acknowledge the great impact the people in Ecuador had on our lives. Each of us came home with a new outlook on life and a stronger and closer work family.

Guatemala | March 2014​

In March of 2014, the Grandeur Peak team and our spouses had the unparalleled opportunity to participate in a Grandeur Peak sponsored Choice Humanitarian Expedition to La Reforma, Guatemala. La Reforma is a small village, about ten hours of bumpy bus rides through the jungle from Guatemala City.

Our mission was to help the villagers build wood burning stoves inside their homes in order to increase efficiency and self-reliance, and decrease the major health hazards that come from burning an open fire inside their one-room homes. While we hope we made a difference in their lives (no doubt the stoves do, but our help in building them is questionable), it cannot compare to how our lives were changed because of them. We will never forget their smiles, humility, strong sense of community and simplicity of life, or the energy and laughter of their children. With bittersweet feelings, we left the village, having a greater desire to serve others, be grateful for what we have, and develop a community atmosphere in our firm. We were a team when we arrived, but we came out a family.

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