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We appreciate you.  All of you.  You support the cause in both idea and with financial backing.  No matter if you gave $1 to $1,000 to $10,000+…you are a shooting light that brightens this world.  Thus, you are inducted into the Globe of Fame.

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The City of Murray-Cultural Arts has provided in-kind donations to include promotional material and use of the Murray City Park for concerts in connection with the May Festival.  Go to the City of Murray website here:

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The South Jordan Arts Council contributed in 2017, 2018, and 2019 to total $12,000 so far to promote the growth of Story Crossroads.  The mission of the South Jordan Arts Council is to provide opportunities for individuals and families to experience the arts through education, participation, and performance.  Go to the South Jordan website here:


Story Crossroads has received funding in 2016-2010 to total $10,400 so far from Utah Humanities to assist with Translation Services and support the Language of Story Academic Series.  The following academic discussions were shared: Visual Languages/American Sign Language, Portuguese, German, and Hungarian. In 2020, we added “The Big Why” series that explores the Humanities with storytelling with our first being on historical tales. Utah Humanities (UH) empowers groups and individuals to improve their communities through active engagement in the humanities.  Go to the UH’s website here:

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Story Crossroads received two OnStage Utah grants in 2016, one in 2017, one in 2018, and one in 2019, and two for 2020.  Besides this, Story Crossroads received a General Operations grant for 2020/2021. We also had a grant to assist in the Grand Stories Project.  The Utah Division of Arts and Museums seeks to advance the quality of life for all through arts experiences and cultural opportunities.  Go to the UDAM’s website here:


Story Crossroads received 8 TourWest grants from 2016-2021.  The mission of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) is to strengthen the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts in the West.   Go to the WESTAF website here:  The WESTAF receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and thus we are also grateful to this support.  You can go to the NEA website here:


Story Crossroads received a Project Support grant “Around the World: The Tellable, Edible Art Project” that involves collaboration with Bad Dog Arts.  Then, for 2020, we received a grant for outreaches in two schools, the Blind Center, as well as the Salt Lake City Library System (Glendale Branch) that we adapted into the Story Camp with proper-distancing.  For 2021, we received a grant for virtual programming with SLC Library System as well as recorded performances available to students and families. The Salt Lake City Arts Council’s mission is to promote, present, and support artists, arts organizations, and arts activities in order to further the development of the arts community and to benefit the public by expanding awareness, access, and participation.  Go to the Arts Council website here:


Story Crossroads is supported by Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks program (ZAP) funding as a Tier II organization.  The two grants of $1,500 each focused on the Salt Lake County events we do and the professional story artists sent to each of the five school districts in Salt Lake County.  Story Crossroads would like to thank the residents of Salt Lake County for their continued support of arts, culture, and recreation through the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks program.  When you pay sales tax, one penny out of $10 is set aside to strengthen your community.  Go to the ZAP website here:

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Story Crossroads receives in-kind support from Diamond Rental with chairs and sound since the Inaugural Festival. We have a special thanks to Randy Rutherford of Store #50 (4518 South 500 West, Salt Lake City, Utah).  This makes it possible for our field trip and general public attendees to sit comfortably while being able to hear what the story artists say.  Go to the Diamond Rental website here:

We are thankful for the Non-Profit Rewards Program offered by Clever Octopus, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering creativity and environmental awareness through art, science, technology, engineering and math. Their multi-tentacled approach includes the Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center, the Octopod mobile outreach vehicle and Mini-Grants. In addition to donating materials to Story Crossroads, Clever Octopus sells discounted art and craft supplies from 2250 South West Temple, South Salt Lake, 84115. After your purchase, you can place tokens in our Story Crossroads jar at their store location for continuous donations to us. Visit for more information.

Back-Roads Bards

Utah Valley University (see; Chick-fil-A – Murray (see; Dr. Joseph Sobol; John & Tamara Adams; Jim & Ruth Luter; Suzanne Hudson (see; Nubian Storytellers of Utah Leadership (NSOUL – see; Karl Behling; Andrea Ayers – Memoranda – Photo Preservation (see; Utah Pirates/R.E.A.C.H. Utah (see and; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (see; Gale Center of History and Culture (see; Evermore – Pleasant Grove (see; Connie & Chuck Golden; Kip & Charlotte Maxwell; Utah Department of Heritage & Arts – Spike 150 (see; Vladimir Chopine Photography (see; Etched in Stone Productions – also manages Wonder to Wonder (see; Utah Cultural Celebration Center (see

Trail-Blazing Troubadours

Boondocks Food & Fun – Draper; Dr. Jean Andra & Richard Miller; Annie & Dan Eastmond; Angie & Scott Lund; Jan C. Smith; Dr. Ann Ellis; Dr. Kathryn Mackay; Lynn Wing; Janine Nishiguchi; Holly Robison (see; George McEwan; David Bullock & Cathy Barker; Ted Erekson; Yvonne Healy (see; Clive Romney  – Pitchfork Studio & Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts (see or; Wenlock Duane Free; Rebecca Smith; Taylorsville Arts Council; Wasatch Pediatrics; Legacy Dental – SLC; Kid-to-Kid – South Jordan; Paul Young – Farmers Insurance; Shanna Tobin

Footpath Fablers

David & Lori Ann Parkinson;  Stephen & Teresa Gashler; Tim & Lori Wyatt; Kim Davis; Julie Barnson; Laurie Allen; “x1n1t3”; Jon; Wayne Kartchner; Godfrey Coppinger; Jim & Carol Chevalier; Marilyn McPhie; Tim Ereneta; Tyler & Shara Bowles; Julie Jensen; Sean Buvala; Doris Sexton; Kate Dudding; Clarisse Offen; Julianne Hyma; Peter Wallendal; Todd & Kelli Ritter; LaRee Jones; Stephanie Simper of Aspen Winds; Arnold Parkinson; Isaac; CousCous Mediterranean Grill; El Farol Mexican Restaurant; Utah Nonprofit Association; Mary & Devon Hokanson; Emberall; Lowe’s; Diana Edwards; Nancy R. Perschon; Stuart & Cindy Collyer; Janelle Love – Usborne Books; Lori Gillespie – Red Artichoke Stories; Natural Grocers – South Jordan; Brett & Kathy Paulsen; Bill & Patricia Wight; Susan Jeppesen; Tim & Holly Fowers; David Pack

Honoring Anonymous Donors

Some of you prefer your donations to be anonymous.  We respect that wish.

In your honor, the count of anonymous donors so far: 510