The Great Salt Lake Collaborative was catalyzed in 2022 by a two-year grant from Solutions Journalism Network’s Local Media Project. We remain committed to producing solutions journalism: Telling stories of evidence-backed solutions that have been tried elsewhere or are being implemented in Utah and examining if they work or not. 

Today, we are supported by a coalition of funders who value the impact the Collaborative has made in making Utahns care about the Great Salt Lake and how that has translated into unprecedented interest and action by policy makers and everyday Utahns. 

Our higher education partner

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Our donors

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and The Bur Oak Foundation. 

In addition, we receive donations from individuals. You can make a tax-deductible donation here. 

Or you can mail your donation to:

Great Salt Lake Collaborative
℅ The Salt Lake Tribune
90 S. 400 West Suite 600
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

The Salt Lake Tribune acts as the fiscal sponsor for the Collaborative. All donations made to the Collaborative go directly to support the work of the Collaborative.

And our member organizations contribute their time and resources to making this collaborative successful.

Why do we need funding?

The Great Salt Lake Collaborative is dependent on grant funding and donations. Our work is free to the public. The funding is used to create impactful, multimedia journalism and unique community outreach events.

Our Editorial independence policy

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.

Our organization will make public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization.

Contact us

Heather May is the Director. You can contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.