Provo-based Vivint presented its annual awards to charities on Tuesday, which this year totaled $1.25 million.
The home-alarm and automation company and its employees donated $1 million, with the remainder coming from charity supporters who participated in a Facebook vote competition.
The awards included the $250,000 grand prize to the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (http://www.cureangelman.org), Downer's Grove, Ill.; and $100,000 each to Team Sanfilippo Foundation of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; CURED Foundation of Lincolnshire, Ill.; Whittemore Peterson Institute of Reno, Nev.; Utah Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Salt Lake City; and the Light and Love Home, Vancouver, B.C.
Vivint also awarded two "wildcard" awards of $25,000 to Grace Haven Home of Dublin, Ohio, and Cherubs of Wake Forest, N.C.
The Salt Lake Tribune