Our Purpose

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 the community and discover new ways to inspire, engage, and create. Together.

Local Leaders, Robust Support

Our board of trustees includes some of the citys most accomplished individuals. Learn more about them, and all they do to make our work possible.


Conversation with Samin Nosrat

This beloved cook, writer and teacher is our featured speaker for our 2019 Author Visit, a partnership with the Upper Arlington Public Library. We will be welcoming her to the stage this fall for a lively conversation moderated by Jeni Britton Bauer.

Fostering Inclusivity Early

Over the years, we have spent many hours with the students of Upper Arlington asking them what they are passionate about. One of the themes that has come up over and over with students is a passion to overcome a fear of people that are different from them. Most of these students feel they are incredibly lucky to live in Upper Arlington, but they want to know how to interact with other people from different walks of life as well. This is one of the discoveries that lead us to the Barrington and West Broad Street Elementary partnership.

Grant Highlights 2019

This year has been another great year of community development, new projects, and partnerships created to serve our future. We are currently raising funds for new projects such as Petro Plaza, honoring outstanding athletic volunteers and Veterans Memorial Plaza, honoring the military service of our residents. Alongside these projects, we wanted to share about some of the grants we have awarded so far this year.

“We hope our efforts will inspire others in our community to contribute to the Foundation, and make their own dreams for Upper Arlington come true.”

— Marlene and Joe Berwanger

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Join with others to become a collective force of positive change in our community.