The mission of The Grand America Hotel’s strategic giving program is to support the Salt Lake City community through donations to programs that align with our Local & Kids First commitment, and fall under the following corporate responsibility pillars: Creating Opportunities and Strengthening Community.
Opportunities: includes programs focusing on youth development, career mentoring and workforce development in hospitality training with a focus on disadvantaged populations; promotion of diversity in our workforce and suppliers.
Community: includes programs that support entrepreneurship training; projects that support opportunities for emerging local businesses to succeed in the market; critical services including housing and hunger/food insecurity.
All requests that fall within these guidelines should be directed to
As part of The Grand America Hotel’s commitment to creating opportunities and strengthening the community, we have partnered with The Road Home, a private nonprofit social service agency committed to helping people step out of homelessness and back into the community. They operate the largest homeless shelter in Utah and provide over 350,000 shelter nights a year for individuals and families. The Grand America Hotel will donate unused items from our guest rooms, such as soap, shampoo and toilet paper to The Road Home. Additionally, unused food from group conventions and banquets will be donated, along with bedding, linens and uniforms that are no longer in circulation. In addition to these in-kind donations, The Grand America staff will organize volunteer activities throughout the year including serving dinner to the family shelter, helping kids get prepared for back to school, and assisting at the Candy Cane Corner during the holidays.
In 2011, The Grand America Hotel partnered with the Salt Lake Educational Foundation, and the Salt Lake School District to launch a new and unique teacher recognition program that recognizes teachers based on growth in student achievement, called the Teacher Achievement Recognition program. As part of this partnership, The Grand America will provide rewards for teachers who are selected as award winners. The rewards will include certificates for stays at the hotel, certificates for Sunday brunch, and hosting events at the hotel for school faculties.