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KUER's Fall 2018 Fund Drive Results

Oct 5, 2018

Update: As of 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 8, we have successfully met our $350,000 goal! Huge thanks to everyone who helped us get there. 

This fall, KUER is partnering with Volunteers of America, Utah as our social good partner. Volunteers of America, Utah provides a bridge to self-reliance and health for vulnerable individuals and populations who struggle with homelessness, addiction and mental illness in the Wasatch Front. During our fall fund drive, you can designate to have a portion of your donation support the Homeless Youth Resource Center at Volunteers of America, Utah. Each year, the Homeless Youth Resource Center serves around 800 at-risk teens and young adults ages 15-22 by offering emergency shelter beds, 24/7 assistance, three meals a day and free legal services.

When you make donation to KUER during our fall fund drive, designate to have a portion of your donation go towards the Homeless Youth Resource Center at Volunteers of America, Utah. Your contribution will provide supplies and resources for at-risk teens and young adults, including meals, emergency shelter, basic necessities and education assistance. Make your donation today, and select Volunteers of America, Utah as your thank you gift.

  • For $60 or $5/month, you can provide supplies and resources for 1 young adult.
  • For $120 or $10/month, you can provide supplies and resources for 2 young adults.
  • For $240 or $20/month, you can provide supplies and resources for 4 young adults.

Make your gift today.

Supplies and Resources include the following:
Shelter – towels, bedding, clothing
Hygiene products – soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner
Laundry – washer and dryer available, including detergent
Meals – 3 meals per day every day (meals run by volunteers) plus pantry stocked with basics, like canned items and boxed dinners
Education Resources:
- Job related workshops – job searching, resume building, how to interview
- Art classes
- Computer classes
- Dance and yoga classes
Legal Clinic – lawyers volunteer hours to provide their expertise
Mental Health services – onsite mental health clinicians

Update: We have run out of Beans & Brews gift cards as of 9:16 a.m.
Get a $20 Beans & Brews gift card with your donation this morning! The first 100 people to donate at least $60 (or $5/month) will receive a $20 Beans & Brews gift card, along with any thank you gift at your giving level. If you're currently a sustainer, you can increase your sustianing pledge by $5/month to be eligible. Only available while supplies last. Visit

KUER's Spring Fund Drive Results

Apr 6, 2018

We are wrapping up our Spring Fund Drive and can't thank you enough for your support. We heard from thousands of dedicated listeners throughout Utah and in many other states throughout the country. We didn't quite make our overall goal of $375,000, but we're getting there with close to $360,000 raised so far.

Get KUER's New Dino Mugs

Apr 4, 2018

In 2018, the Utahraptor was declared Utah’s state dinosaur, standing alongside the Allosaurus as Utah’s state fossil. In honor of this new prestige, KUER listener and paleontologist Cory Dinter drew renditions of Utah’s dinosaurs featured on this 14 oz mug. Vote for the Utahraptor or Allosaurus as your favorite Utah dinosaur with your donation of $60 or $5/month. Or, pick up the pair for $120 or $10/month.

Wednesday is Sustainer Day!

Mar 21, 2018

The first 200 donors to become NEW sustainers to KUER (at a minimum of $5/month) on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, will receive 2 tickets to the Utah Arts Festival, happening this summer from June 21 - 24, 2018. You'll also be able to select a thank you gift at your giving level.

KUER's Fall Fund Drive Results

Sep 25, 2017

Update: As of Thursday, September 28th, we have reached our goal! Thank you all for your generous support. 

The first 200 listeners to become NEW sustainers of KUER on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 will receive a bonus $25 gift card to Squatter's Brewery (in addition to their chosen thank you gift!) Join KUER's growing group of sustainers starting at $5/month! Check out all of our great thank you gifts and become a

Make your donation to KUER go twice as far when you select Fourth Street Clinic as your thank you gift during KUER's Fall Fund Drive, September 18-22. 2017.


Be a part of KUER's Social Good program and with your donation, help 1, 2, or 4 patients at the Fourth Street Clinic receive important medical care, including:

Join KUER at a Mug Stop!

Sep 14, 2017
Artist: Mason Rodrickc

Join KUER at a Mug Stop! 

Have a cup of coffee on us in celebration of our Fall Fund Drive, happening September 18th-22nd, 2017. KUER staff and reporters will be stationed at 4 different locations throughout the next week, offering a collectible mug for just $10 (available only at the Mug Stops) AND free coffee for everyone who stops by!

When you make your gift before our Fall Fund Drive starts (on September 18th), we'll thank you with discounted pricing on some of our most popular gifts! Help jump start KUER's Fall Fund Drive by donating early.

Spring Fund Drive Success!

Mar 24, 2017

We did it!

Thanks to your incredible support, we surpassed our goal of $400,000 during our Spring Fund Drive! We heard from 2,600 donors throughout the week, including 1,200 brand new donors. Hundreds of KUER donors selected the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City as their thank you gift, which means over 1,500 refugees will receive tools to help achieve self-sufficiency.

U of U Community Day | Tuesday Only

Mar 20, 2017

Tuesday is the U of U Community Day during KUER's Spring Fund Drive! We're asking for support from the University of Utah community - including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and more. The first 200 NEW donors from the U will receive a $25 voucher for equipment rental at the University's Outdoor Adventures program (in addition to any thank you gift selected) when you donate at least $5/month (or a one-time gift of $60). 

KUER's Year-End Success!

Jan 4, 2017

KUER's Year-End Fund Drive was a huge success! We exceeded our year-end goal by 19% and raised $213,753 during the month of December. We heard from 323 new donors and 178 new sustainers, and thanks to the generosity of our donors, 237 families recovering from domestic violence will receive household essentials through YWCA Utah


Support YWCA Utah When You Donate To KUER

Dec 6, 2016

Your donation to KUER this December can help families recovering from domestic violence, thanks to our partnership with YWCA Utah. When you select YWCA Utah as your thank you gift, part of your donation will go towards providing household essentials for families in need. Household essentials can include pillows, blankets, shower curtains, soap, towels, laundry bags, garbage cans, mops, buckets, cleaning supplies, toasters, pots, pans, silverware and sheets.

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2016 Fall Fund Drive Results!

Sep 30, 2016

KUER's Fall Fund Drive was a huge success - with contributions from more than 2,300 listeners, including 1,000 NEW donors! And thanks to the generosity of our donors, more than 2,000 patients at the 4th Street Clinic will receive medical services. If you haven't had a chance to make your gift, there's still time! Donate today and support the programming that you rely on from KUER. 

Early Bird Specials, Monday Only!

Sep 26, 2016

The early bird gets the worm, and today, the early bird gets to take home some of KUER's great thank you gifts for less! When you make a donation to KUER by 6pm today, you'll get to choose from a selection of thank you gifts up to 50% off. Don't wait - the price will go up today at 6pm. Make your gift now and help jump start KUER's Fall Fund Drive, happening through September 30th, 2016.

Diane Rehm's Commemorative Mug
Today: $5/month (or $60)
After 6pm: $10/month (or $120) 

KUER Spring Fund Drive Success!

Apr 8, 2016

Thanks to the generous support of KUER donors, community partners and volunteers, our 5-day fund drive successfully raised $273,000 of our $300,000 goal. But it's not too late to make your donation and help boost us to the top! You can still pick up a Mug Fabrizio, Public Radio Nerd tee shirt or choose to provide disaster relief supplies to the Utah Chapter of the American Red Cross, with support from Rocky Mountain Power.

Thanks again to everyone who helped make this Spring Fund Drive a success!

We'd like to thank our food donors:

What makes you unique?

Apr 5, 2016

Last month, we asked you to tell us what makes you unique! This week, during our Spring Fund Drive, we're going to be showcasing the unique talents of KUER staff to give our listeners an insiders look.

What makes you unique? Episode 1: KUER News

Support the American Red Cross Utah Region

Apr 4, 2016

Show your support for the American Red Cross Utah Region by making a donation to KUER and choosing American Red Cross as your thank you gift. On Monday, April 4th, the first 200 donors to select the American Red Cross as their thank you gift will receive an additional $10 gift card to Smith's!

 Make your donation to KUER and support the American Red Cross Utah Region: 

$50 Radisson Gift Card With Your Donation

Apr 1, 2016

Calling all early birds! Make a donation to help jump start our spring fund drive before it begins on Monday, April 4th, and we'll thank you with a $50 gift card to Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

Volunteer for KUER's Spring Fund Drive

Mar 21, 2016

KUER's fund drive starts soon, and we're looking for individuals and groups to help out! We need dozens of computer-savvy volunteers to help answer phones and enter pledges. You'll be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at KUER, meet your favorite radio hosts and eat some delicious food. Shifts are 2-3 hours in length and vary throughout the day. Our Spring Fund Drive lasts from April 4th-8th, 2016. Sign up for your volunteer shift here!  

YOU put the U in KUER!

Mar 3, 2016

  YOU put the U in KUER

With 165,000 listeners around the state, we’ve got a lot of friends! We’d love to get to know you better. Share a few things with us that make you unique for the chance to win a pair of tickets to KUER’s Savory Salt Lake this May (winner will be randomly chosen).

Show us your Mug Fabrizio

Dec 8, 2015

Contest has ended. Winner was selected on December 23, 2015.  

Snap a picture of your Mug Fabrizio and share it with us on our Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram using #MugFabrizio. 

Melissa Block in Salt Lake City | February 3, 2016

Nov 30, 2015

KUER is hosting NPR’s Melissa Block in Salt Lake City for a live discussion at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 7pm.

Ira Glass in Park City | February 6, 2016

Nov 30, 2015

The Park City Institute presents Reinventing Radio: Ira Glass on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at the Eccles Center Main Stage in Park City, UT. The creator and host of This American Life weaves memorable radio moments into a behind-the-scenes narrative about finding and telling compelling stories for this live, on-stage show.

Many companies provide their employees with a matching gift program, allowing you to make your donations go further!  Programs vary, but participating companies often offer a dollar-to-dollar match when an employee makes a personal gift to a nonprofit organizations.

Additionally, many companies will match gifts made up to 12 months ago, so if you helped to support KUER during our Fall Fund Drive (or before), you may be able to double your gift instantly!

Wednesday Only: Become a NEW Sustainer

Oct 7, 2015

There are no more Squatters gift cards available. You can still make your donation online or by calling 801-581-5837. Thank you for your support!

Become a NEW sustainer to KUER today , October 7th, and you'll receive an added bonus of a $25 Squatters gift card! Available for the first 200 sustainers to sign up.

Fall 2015 Fund Drive

Oct 5, 2015

KUER's Fall Fund Drive is in full swing! Thanks to our 5,600 sustainers, it's only 5 days this time around. That means we have half the amount of time to raise the same amount of money. If you count on the stories you hear from on KUER to better understand the world around you, then make your pledge online today! 

Having trouble with the webpage? Call our volunteer room at 801-581-5837. Thanks!

Support 4th Street Clinic With Your Donation

Oct 5, 2015

Make your donation to KUER go twice as far when you select Fourth Street Clinic as your thank you gift!