2017 Nonprofit Partners
Currently, we have 11 Nonprofit Partner organizations. Our partner program has always represented an entirely grassroots collaboration, designed to empower individuals to actively support their community by connecting with local nonprofits. We partner with organizations that represent the diverse needs of the community, ranging from the Native American Club at our local high school to KZMU, our all-volunteer solar-powered community radio station. Partners are generally with WabiSabi for the long-haul, but can change year to year based on a variety of factors and the most urgent needs in the community. Some partners willingly graduate so that other new organizations can receive funding. Others have been with us for over 10 years!
The WabiSabi Nonprofit Partner program has been immensely successful. Since the inception of this collaborative effort in May of 2002, the community has rallied to endorse us and encourage the work that we do. 14 years later, Moabites continue to donate goods, purchase items, and volunteer their time, energy, and resources, allowing us, in turn, to strengthen the Moab community on every level.
"We assist adults in becoming literate and obtaining the knowledge that they need in order to become self-sufficient while completing their secondary education. Adult Education empowers individuals to become self-sufficient, with skills necessary for future employment and personal successes."
The BEACON Afterschool Program is a deliberate blend of academic and social assistance. Universal access to afterschool activities and targeted student assistance makes BEACON distinctive in its multidimensional approach.
"At Community Rebuilds we aid income-qualifying families in building affordable and ENERGY-EFFICIENT STRAW BALE HOMES. We are a nonprofit that provides assistance during all stages of the build. Before breaking ground we act as a free consultant for interested families, by connecting them with low interest rate loans and supplying stamped architectural plans free of cost. During the build we manage the build process and budget, and we provide a labor force of unpaid volunteer interns. After construction is complete we provide our families free consultation in home maintenance and repair."
"Local volunteer DJs program our airwaves, along with a small part-time staff. Our public affairs programming includes Moab City Council meetings broadcast live, and interviews with community movers and shakers. We air Democracy Now, Alternative Radio and a selection of regional productions. KZMU is also about music, all kinds of music, connecting community members to one another, to the wider world and having fun while we’re at it. We aren’t particularly polished, we don’t always know what we’re going to do next, but you can be sure that whatever you hear will be spontaneous, fun and full of positive energy. Indeed, our mission statement is to “inform, educate, engage, entertain and delight."
Grand Area Mentoring is a school-based mentoring program that matches responsible adult mentors with at-risk students. Pairs meet one-on-one to encourage youth success and bolster self-confidence. Their weekly sessions sometimes include board games, basketball, and computers. Other matches pursue crafts, reading, and talking about life. Mentors and students seek activities that are mutually enjoyable and enriching.
Our goals: to provide a safe, welcoming, and culturally competent center where individuals and families can find concrete support in their time of need. To empower people of all ages through education, community, collaboration, and service. To facilitate mutual cultural awareness and appreciation in our community leading to acceptance, respect, and celebration.
We achieve our mission with a variety of programs for youth and community in our 1 1/2 acre garden setting and throughout the community. Using our garden as a classroom, we grow food for the community and offer youth and individuals of all ages opportunities to learn vocational skills and life lessons. We invite you to join us in our work, and welcome you to the garden anytime. Help us continue growing food, kids, and community in Moab!
Medical and healthcare services are limited in rural Southeastern Utah, and the Clinic engages community support to offer care, education, and patient navigation. The Moab Free Health Clinic relies on volunteer medical staff to provide non-urgent medical care and mental health services to uninsured and underinsured (high-deductible or catastrophic plan) patients. Beyond treating patients, the Clinic maintains a resource directory connecting anyone with comprehensive care locally and regionally. Through community connections, we help ensure the health and productivity of Moab’s families and workers.
The Native American Club is a part of the school district and works hard with students to help them become culturally aware of themselves and others. The Native American Club is open to all students and strives for diversity. These are students from the High School and Middle School whom attend club meetings after school. They work together to plan culturally relevant activities for themselves and the community.
The purpose of the Family Support Center is to reduce and prevent the incidence of child abuse in Grand and San Juan County by providing a 24-hour Crisis Respite Nursery as a family support system. In realizing that all parents undergo stress during the course of raising their children, the Family Support Center will provide accessible respite/crisis care and education to families as a means of preventing child abuse and neglect.