SALT LAKE CITY — Several Utah nonprofits that provide services for the disabled and homeless are among the recipients of $929,000 in grants from the Daniels Fund.

Among the recipients are: the Boy Scouts of America, the Great Salt Lake Council; Catholic Community Services; Grand County School District — BEACON Program; Jewish Family Service; the New Hope Crisis Center of Box Elder County; People Helping People; Playworks Education Energized; and Utah State University — Tele-Intervention Project.

“We are honored to support their efforts to make life better for people in communities across the state,” Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund, said in a prepared statement.

The Daniels Fund will award more grants to Utah nonprofits this year. The other funding areas include: aging, alcoholism and substance abuse, amateur sports, disabilities, early childhood education, K-12 education reform, ethics and integrity in education, homeless and disadvantaged, and youth development. 

In 2012, the organization projects it will award a total of $1.6 million in grants in Utah.

The Daniels Fund Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.