SALT LAKE CITY — The Daniels Fund has announced that four Utah nonprofits will receive $175,000 in grants.

Grant recipients include Children’s Service Society of Utah; Grandfamilies Kinship Care Services; The Children’s Center; Autism Spectrum Disorder Early Identification and Intervention Services; Utah International Charter School; and YMCA of Salt Lake City, Residential and Supportive Services.

“These organizations set a high standard for excellence in serving the people of Utah,” explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “We are honored to support their efforts to make life better in communities across the state.”

The Daniels Fund will award a projected $1.6 million in grants to Utah nonprofits in 2012. 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.

The late Bill Daniels, who owned the ABA’s Utah Stars, established the Daniels Fund to operate the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Daniels Fund Grants Program in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming