Our Mission

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.


Our 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.



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.

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Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Emerald Hills Institute hosted a panel highlighting women’s success stories in collaboration with Tech-Moms and A Bolder Way Forward. The panel discussion, moderated

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Ramadan Dinners

Law Enforcement Iftar

The Emerald Hills Institute hosted an iftar in collaboration with the Utah Department of Public Safety on March 22nd. Many members of the Muslim community and many law enforcement members

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Upcoming & Past Events

01 June 2024
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You're Invited to the 21st Multicultural Ethnic Dance Festival! A Celebration of Diversity Join us for an enchanting celebration of diversity through dance! Date: Saturday, June 01, 2024 Time: 4 - 9...

Why Emerald Hills Institute?

It is remarkably easy to relax into viewing all the world as endless encounters of “us” versus “them”. Through service and mutual appreciation, this core of volunteers quickly recognized that those things which are common among all people – a desire for health and safety, security for our children, and peaceful society – far outweigh the differences, and whatever differences there are such as language, background, and traditions can be explored and appreciated.

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Educators Iftar 2023