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EPICENTER

Rural And Proud

Green River, UT   |  https://ruralandproud.org

Mission

To accentuate Green River's rural pride and pioneering spirit, Epicenter provides housing and business resources and promotes the arts.

Notes from the nonprofit

Donations to Epicenter are tax-deductible on federal and state income tax forms.

Donations can be made by mailing a check to Epicenter or donating through PayPal by sending donations to [email protected].

See http://ruralandproud.org/support-us/ for more information.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Maria Sykes

Main address

PO Box 444

Green River, UT 84525 USA

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Formerly known as

Epicenter, a division of Green River Positive Action Community Team, Inc.

EIN

46-5526283

NTEE code info

Rural (S32)

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

SOCIAL >Increased civic participation in efforts that impact the community >Increase the working trust and cohesion within the community >New & diverse leadership >Maintaining the comfort of a “small town atmosphere” PHYSICAL >Improvements and beautification in the local built environment >Decreases in blight and vacancy on Main Street >Development and renovation of facilities, housing, and public spaces ECONOMIC >Growth of local businesses >Displacement prevention through better access to affordable housing >Programming increases public engagement >Increased visitorship and awareness of Green River >Community wealth and resources retained

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Fix It First

Fix It First is designed to help qualified homeowners maintain the safety, upkeep, and efficiency of their home in an affordable way. This critical home repair program is funded through private donations, private grant funds, and the revolving fund that FIF operates. Clients repay the cost of repairs through low-interest loans.

Population(s) Served
Families
Seniors
Low-income people
Older adults
Extremely poor people

Artists- and designers-in-residence living and working in Green River for 4-6 weeks on community and independent projects.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Low-income people
Working poor

Epicenter provides assistance to local residents to apply for critical social services such as unemployment, food stamps, rental assistance, utility assistance, and other services offered by allied agencies and organizations.

Population(s) Served
Families
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Awards

Rural Project of the Year 2014

Utah Housing Coalition

Governor's Leadership in the Arts Award for a Local Arts Agency 2015

Governor's Arts Award

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) Build local leadership within town.
2) Increase local housing options.
3) Increase town vibrancy and beautify the built environment.
4) Develop Epicenter as a model for other rural communities.

STRATEGIES
-Curation and creation of creative products, programs, and events
-Affordable housing design and development
-Exchange with rural/small/ remote communities
-Data collection and analysis

OUTPUTS
-New affordable housing units
-Arts/design programming and projects
-Creation of partnerships, community groups, and advocacy consortiums
-Replicable models for other communities

Epicenter uses the following inputs to meet our goals:
-Art/Design Expertise
-An Engaged Community
-Diverse Funding Portfolio
-Staff, Board & Volunteer Time
-Strategic Partners
-Data, Research and Exchange

Major accomplishments include:
-Design/build of two single-family houses
-Hosting 60+ artists and designers from around the world to work on various community projects
-50+ home repairs completed through our Fix It First program
-Creation of an affordable housing plan for Green River
-Creation of a downtown revitalization plan for Green River called "Waypoint: Green River"
-Design/build of Green River's beloved "Welcome to Green River" neon sign
-Creation of new town traditions, such as the Rock & Mineral Festival

What's next:
-Epicenter's first major affordable housing development (10 units and accompanying public spaces): Canal Commons

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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EPICENTER

Board of directors
as of 11/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bryan Brooks

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/14/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/14/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.