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–Emerald Hills Institute builds an inclusive community through active conversations among different faiths, cultures, and world views. Our differences are opportunities for connection, and we find compassionate ways to support each other through the channels of art, culture, humanities, education, and stewardship.  

Vision  –

Emerald Hills Institute supports the sharing of ideas – but true change happens in partnership with action. Our vision is to enable the actions of service to others whenever possible as it leads to supporting, strengthening, and nurturing our shared and diverse community. Through the arts, culture, humanities, and compassionate service we do our best to fan the flames of human dignity, self-worth, and celebration of our many differences. We dedicate ourselves to using these tools as we work with the people in this remarkable state to enable our fellows towards the greatest expression of their intrinsic human dignity.  


Emerald Hills Institute (or EHI) was founded as a 501(c )3 non-profit organization by a group of dedicated volunteers in Salt Lake City, Utah – citizens of the world who have been drawn to this area and now call it home. Our principle motivation is to do good for the community we live in. Emerald Hills Institute receives donations and is supported by business people and professionals, and consistently achieves and efficient, high level of output due to the support of many committed volunteers.  Emerald Hills Institute strives for social justice, interfaith cooperation, advocacy through positive change and connections, relationship-building, and partnerships for the common good. We respect and honor both religious and non-religious identities of all affiliations, as evidenced through a wide range of activities including Social Responsibility Projects, Immigrant Empowerment and Support, Festivals, Arts and Traditions Workshops, Humanities Events, Targeted Community Panels, Conferences, Talks, Civic Engagement Projects, Tutoring and Education of Youth Programs, and our Annual Dialogue and Award Ceremonies, Ramadan Iftar Dinners.