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.


From Thriving to Surviving

Small businesses bring communities together. They provide goods and services that enhance lives while bringing connection and familiarity to the best and worst of times. That’s why the Upper Arlington Community Foundation’s Good Neighbor Fund expanded to support small businesses in UA during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Susan Knell Estate Bestows Generous Contribution to the UACF

The Upper Arlington Community Foundation (UACF) announced today that long-time Upper Arlington resident, Susan Knell, made a $1.2 million donation to the Foundation. Knell, who passed away in November 2019, was an active supporter of many UACF projects that furthered the organization’s mission to enhance life in the city through collaborative relationships that support worthy programs and initiatives.

The UACF Recreation Scholarship Fund Provides Pool Fee Discounts

The UACF Recreation Scholarship Fund was established by donors in UA that want to help families offset the fees associated with UA Parks and Recreation activities, including summer pool passes.

"The UACF is an important part of Upper Arlington. The Foundation looks at all aspects of life and our community and tries to reflect positively on each one of them. It gives our village a direct sense of community togetherness. It definitely sets us aside from most other communities."

— Ed and Mary Jane Overmeyer

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