Our Mission

The Upper Arlington Community Foundation enhances life in the city we all know and love through collaborative relationships that support a range of worthy programs and initiatives. This is your foundation. We’re eager to hear your ideas for bettering the community and creating a lasting impact.


Our vision is to continue to be a trusted, respected, well-established umbrella foundation that serves the UA community. We receive gifts and bequests from the public and we are dedicated to administering them wisely, creating a legacy for our community.

Statement on Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion

The Upper Arlington Community Foundation (UACF) is a force for good.  As a leader in philanthropy, we engage donors, community organizations and civic partners to invest in lasting impact by envisioning a community where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.  


The Foundation’s core mission is to respond to community needs and opportunities and serve as a catalyst to initiate projects vital to a community’s health and vibrancy. By harnessing the strength and steadfast support of our citizens, the UACF provides the resources that support services and programs with a singular goal in mind - to enhance the quality of life for all members of our community in the areas of safety, arts, health, education, recreation and beautification. 


Rarely in our organization’s history has our purpose been more meaningful, as we share a deep concern with the fundamental inhumanity of institutional racism that continues to prevail. Now, is the time for the UACF to raise its collective voice, declaring our commitment to take thoughtful, decisive action…passionately pursuing a path forward to co-create a community that provides basic human rights and protections for all our citizens.


The Foundation is committed to listening, learning, and supporting our Upper Arlington neighbors and organizations, as we collectively work to in our community, through embracing change, celebrating differences, and encouraging diversity. The UACF is also committed to speaking out against racism and advocating for social justice, equity and inclusion to our friends and neighbors, elected officials and business and community leaders.  Please join us on this journey…we are Better Together.

"We are so grateful for the incredibly generous contribution from the Community Foundation for the Upper Arlington Public Library Early Learning Play Area. The Community Foundation's support will benefit children through play based learning that will develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age and up. This project would not have been possible without the Community Foundation's support, and this is a gift that will benefit children at the library for years to come."

— Beth Hatch, Director UA Public Library

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