2017 Youth Garden Project Program Intern Erin Walsh (left) received a Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grant check with YGP's Fall BEACON After School Program Club along with YGP Program Intern Tara McCulloch and YGP Associate Director Kate Niederehe. [Photo courtesy of the Youth Garden Project]

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently awarded a $1,500 grant to the Youth Garden Project to support the organization’s Internship Program.

Rocky Mountain Power has offered funding to YGP’s Internship Program since its creation in 2011, and this year marks the 19th year that Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has provided a grant to the Youth Garden Project.

“The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation partners with organizations to help support the growth and vitality of the communities we serve,” said Deb Dull, Rocky Mountain Power customer and community manager. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to provide this assistance to the Youth Garden Project here in Moab.”

“We are grateful for the long-standing partnership we have with Rocky Mountain Power Foundation,” Youth Garden Project Executive Director Ruth Linford said. “Our internship program is the engine behind all our programs, helping us to achieve our mission and serve the Moab community. My career trajectory was largely influenced by my experience as an Intern for YGP in 2012. With continued support from companies like Rocky Mountain Power, we will continue to serve the Moab community and impact the lives of young professionals.”

The Youth Garden Project’s mission is to cultivate healthy children, families and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table.

YGP offers programs for youth ages pre-K to 18 and events for all ages at its 1.5-acre garden setting, as well as throughout the community. Youth Garden’s programs are funded through donations from individuals, businesses and foundations such as the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation. For more information, visit its website at www.youthgardenproject.org.

The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.8 million customers in six Western states as Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho) and Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California). The foundation’s mission, through charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power. For more information, visit, www.rockymountainpower.net/foundation.