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.

Our Partners

Upper Arlington Cultural Arts
Upper Arlington Commission on Aging
Upper Arlington Historical Society
Parks and Recreation
Upper Arlington
Leadership UA
Upper Arlington Schools
Upper Arlington Public Library
TriVillage Chamber Partnership
Upper Arlington Rotary Club
The Columbus Foundation
City of Upper Arlington
Police Division
Fire Division
Kiwanis of Upper Arlington
UA Youth Sports
Upper Arlington Education Foundation
Jack Nicklaus Park

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