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Utah LGBTQ+ Nonprofit Group To Expand After $4M Donations

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah nonprofit that provides resources for LGBTQ+ youth will expand to other states after receiving $4 million in donations.

The donations to the nonprofit Encircle announced last week include a $2 million donation from Qualtrics founder and Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith and his wife Ashley Smith, and $1 million from Apple.

Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds and his wife Aja Volkman will donate Reynolds' childhood home in Las Vegas, which is valued at about $1 million.

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The donations will jumpstart Encircle's "$8 Million, 8 Houses" campaign, an effort to construct eight new community resource houses in Utah, Arizona, Idaho and Nevada.