Foundation Grants

Beano Solomon

For 50 years, Beano Solomon taught at a school that recognized that children with dyslexia needed to be taught differently. She has family members with dyslexia and is a big supporter of the research of Dr. April Benasich, who is working on early intervention techniques. She also has two little friends in the Park City School District who need a great deal of extra support. It is with great pleasure that she supports the mission of the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation to help other children with learning differences.

Promontory Foundation

The mission of the Promontory Foundation is to serve the unmet needs of the Park City Community in the areas of the Arts, Culture and Social Services by providing matching dollars for worthwhile programs addressing these areas. The vision is to provide opportunities for everyone to give in both deeply personal and truly collaborative ways.

Reading Horizons believes reading is for everyone. Everything they do and create is to make quality reading instruction accessible to as many people as possible.

The Sorenson Legacy Foundation was created to improve the lives of others and the world in which we live. Founded by the late biotechnology pioneer and entrepreneur James LeVoy Sorenson and his wife, education philanthropist Beverley Taylor Sorenson, the foundation provides support for a wide range of endeavors, from community development and education to health care, scientific and artistic pursuits.

Wilson Language Training believes that the ability to read opens up a world of possibilities to the individual. Reading is a door to personal, spiritual, and intellectual growth as well as a necessity for a secure future in an evolving global economy. Wilson Language Training’s mission is to provide quality professional learning and ongoing support so that educators have the skills and tools they need to help their students become fluent, independent readers, who are ready to explore the endless possibilities the world of reading has to offer.


Montana State University hosts an annual two-day 100% virtual symposium each October that changes the narrative around the culture of dyslexia.  The even focuses on the powerful advantages of the dyslexic mind, including imagination, spatial awareness, and creative thinking.  With Joseph having attended MSU, the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation is proud to be a of this event. 
Superpower Mentors is an online global mentorship program focused on empowering those with dyslexia, ADD, and other learning and attention challenges.  We are partnering with Superpower Mentors to help our awardees navigate the challenges that college presents.

University of Virginia, Curry School of Education

Ranked as #17 among the top schools for education, the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia is creating a positive and lasting change – in the classroom, in the lab, in the community, and in the world at large. The Curry School of Education and the Morelli family have partnered to create the Joseph James Morelli Bicentennial Fellowship, an endowed fellowship to support graduate and doctoral students, whose scholarship focuses on dyslexia, with emphasis on the transition from high school to college and beyond.  The fellowship recipient will receive tuition, fees, and an expense stipend to support his/her research work. The Morelli Fellowship builds upon the work of the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation. To contribute to the Joseph James Morelli Bicentennial Graduate Fellows Fund, click here.

Blame it on Gutenberg

We are honored to be able to sponsor the documentary Blame It On Gutenberg, a powerful film about the evolving science of dyslexia, dueling theories of how to teach reading, and one family’s landmark struggle with an unresponsive school system. The film features numerous individuals whose experience and expertise they generously shared.

Blame It On Gutenberg is a non-profit project that is relying on viewer and sponsor support to help defray the cost of producing the film. All donations are tax-deductible through the 501-c3 oversight of the Filmmakers Collaborative and will help to move the film to wider distribution for greater impact on our students’ lives.

You may watch the entire one-hour documentary for free. We encourage you to share this important film with everyone who is a stakeholder in education and literacy outcomes for all students

Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority

UHEAA is a Utah state government agency and part of the Utah System of Higher Education. It acts under authority delegated by the Utah State Board of Regents and is governed by a 11-member Board of Directors and Utah’s Commissioner of Higher Education.
The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the one in five children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues – by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. NCLD is working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life. The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation gets many of their applicants from NCLD.

Every November, Live PC Give PC brings Park City and Summit County together for 24 hours of extreme generosity. Supporters both local and nationwide come together for this annual fundraiser. All donations made between now and midnight Nov 3rd count towards our donation goal.

We Need Your Support on November 3, 2023

To date we have awarded over 330 scholarships, totaling more than $550,000. Your gift is helping these young adults receive much needed tutoring, testing, accommodations, resources and tuition support, which can make the difference between success and failure. But more than the financial support, your generous support builds students’ self-esteem and confidence, as well as restores the dream of being worthy and deserving of an education.

We would like to thank Promontory Foundation for their generous matching grant donation!  Please help us reach our goal of $40,000 so that we may continue to change lives!