Formed in 1995, Larry H. Miller Charities (LHM Charities) is a nonprofit organization that functions as the charitable arm of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. Assistance from the foundation is directed toward groups and programs based in the communities where Miller companies conduct business. Attention purposely focuses on issues that affect women and children, with an emphasis on health and education. Funding for Larry H. Miller Charities enables the organization to continue making an impact in the community. Generous contributions come from the general public and businesses, however the majority of the funds are generated through Larry H. Miller companies and employee contributions, including the Give Us 5 program. Employees voluntarily donate $5 per month from their paycheck to go to Larry H. Miller Charities. These contributions remain in the state where they were donated to benefit the local community.

The Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation was formed in 2007 to allow the philanthropic spirit, established by Larry and Gail within their businesses, to continue for generations to come. The foundation looks to support religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes. The Family Foundation has assisted many worthy nonprofit organizations in recent years, including:

  • Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • Primary Children’s Medical Center
  • American Red Cross
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association

Larry H. and Gail Miller’s love of education inspired them to create the Larry H. Miller Education Foundation. Instituted in 1996, its purpose is to provide educational assistance to dependent children of full-time employees of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. Since its inception, the Larry H. Miller Education Foundation has helped more than 3,150 students further their education at 80 different universities, colleges, and trade schools throughout the United States. Gail Miller and the Miller family also provide educational opportunities to deserving students outside of the Group through the University of Utah Diversity Scholarship. The program provides assistance to an outstanding group of students from diverse backgrounds to further their academic pursuits and help them make significant contributions to the community. For many of the recipients, the scholarships allow them to be the first in their families to attend college. Additionally, the Larry H. Miller Youth Scholarship is presented each year in conjunction with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at their annual gala event in Salt Lake City.

The Driven 2 Teach program started as a conversation between Larry H. Miller and American author and historian David McCullough in 2007. The two shared their passion for history, as well as their concern over how to foster better teaching and greater learning in the classroom setting. The conversation ultimately led to the development of Driven 2 Teach, a program that helps teachers improve the way history is taught in our schools. Driven 2 Teach is designed to make American history come alive by taking teachers out of the classroom and introducing them to important historical sites all over the country. The hands-on seminars are intended to inform, inspire and support excellent classroom teaching, while simultaneously providing an elevated and enhanced learning experience for students

Each year, the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies pays tribute to its founder, the late Larry H. Miller, on his birthday (April 26) by participating in community service projects in all the states where the Group does business. Employees volunteer for several hours to assist organizations such as local Boys & Girls Clubs, food and clothing banks, emergency shelters and other community agencies. Service is also given to programs that benefit at-risk youth, senior citizens, families of critically ill children, domestic abuse victims, individuals in need of food and shelter, and many others. Gail Miller, owner of the LHM Group, said, “Larry understood the importance of giving back to the community and made it an integral part of his life. Participating in this day of service is a wonderful way for our organization to carry on his legacy of helping others.” Since 2010, more than 9,000 employees have donated over 40,000 Day of Service hours in the communities where they live and work.

Larry H. Miller Charities and Miller Family Philanthropy

9350 South 150 East, Ste. 1000
Sandy, Utah 84070

General Guidelines

Funding is provided to groups whose programs and services benefit those who live in the same communities where Larry H. Miller companies conduct business. Our giving focuses on programs that assist women and children, with emphasis placed on the issues of health and education. Priority is given to requests that benefit women and children who are at-risk or underprivileged. Larry H. Miller Charities does not normally sponsor or contribute to fundraising dinners, golf tournaments, races or other similar events. Donations are not usually provided to start-up groups or programs. Due to restrictions within the funding guidelines, we cannot contribute to private individuals or earmark donation funds for use by specific individuals, even through a church or other non-profit organization. LHM Charities does not donate vehicles. Please review the Donation Guidelines before contacting our office.

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