Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah Endowment Fund
Sri Ganesha Temple


Aditya Vinadhara was instrumental in the creation and development of a temple for Lord Ganesha at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Utah. After the installation of the Deity in the newly built temple on May 4, 2003, Aditya explained that plans for the temple included building a community center, elderly housing and day care facilities and creating an endowment for the future. In less than a year, the plans for the endowment manifested with creation of a multi-donor fund (#56), the Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah Endowment Fund. Aditya was impressed with the success of the Iraivan Temple Endowment (#2), which currently supports the temple's maintenance budgets on $144,000 per year in grants. He felt that the security of such an endowment within HHE for the Utah temple was important to avoid the pitfalls of a quasi-endowment, the practice of placing general donations into an investment account, which, though it may be thought of as an endowment, is not truly protected and could later be spent by a different board of trustees.

The principal of each of the more than seventy individual HHE endowments, however, is protected and cannot be spent. For the Utah temple, the grant income is restricted to maintaining the gardens and grounds of the current 5.3 acres, plus any future connected temple lands, maintenance and repair of the temple, care of plants and ponds, paths fencing, gardeners, puja supplies, gifts of prasadam an festivals. Visit the Utah Ganesha Temple.

Grants provide supplies and maintenance for the Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah.

South Jordan, Utah, USA

Fund #56

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