The Masonic Foundation of Utah recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Youth Garden Project, marking its 20th year of support to the Moab nonprofit.

The Masonic Foundation of Utah partners with nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Utah and offers funding for specific programming needs within qualifying organizations. This award will help fund Youth Garden Project’s Internship Program.

The foundation, which has been providing help to nonprofit organizations since 1929, is the charitable arm of the Masons’ Grand Lodge. Each year, the foundation awards approximately $250,000 in scholarships and grants to individuals and organizations in Utah.

“The Masonic Foundation of Utah has been very generous in supporting organizations throughout Utah for many years,” Youth Garden Project Associate Director Kate Niederehe said. “We are grateful for their longstanding investment in Moab through their support of the Youth Garden Project.”

Youth Garden Project offers programs for youth ages pre-K to 18 and events for all ages on its 1.5-acre garden setting, as well as throughout the community. Its programs are funded through donations from individuals, businesses and foundations such as the Masonic Foundation of Utah. For more information, visit its website at