Who We Are

The Community Foundation of Utah fosters accessible, meaningful, and impactful philanthropy, now and for generations to come.

What We Do

At our core, the Community Foundation of Utah is a collection of charitable funds started by passionate Utahns committed to bettering our communities. However, the Community Foundation of Utah is much more than a financial steward. We serve as a community convener and champion of social good by working with nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals to identify and support innovative solutions to the most pressing needs in our community. 

See Our Impact

 What is a Community Foundation?

The first community foundation was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1914, heralding the rise of a new form of collective, community-focused philanthropy. Until our establishment in 2008, Utah was the last state in the nation without a statewide community foundation. Today, the Community Foundation of Utah is part of a network of over 800 community foundations nationwide. Learn more about community foundations and the Community Foundation of Utah by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.


We Make Giving Easy

CFU makes giving easy. By performing due diligence on our donors' behalf, we ensure that charities are thoroughly vetted. We also know Utah nonprofits and work with donors to make impactful gifts to the charities or causes they love. Additionally, CFU accepts complex assets, allowing donors to give in ways most beneficial to them and the community. These complex assets include:

  • Highly appreciated stock
  • Real estate
  • LLCs
  • C-Corp
  • S-Corp (at a reduced UBIT)

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Fast Facts

  • Founded: 2008
  • Grants Awarded in 2018: $10+ million 
  • Grants Awarded Since Inception: $50+ million
  • Assets Under Supervision: $55.4 million
  • Charitable Funds: 150+

Public Information

We are a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization. Any donations made to the Community Foundation of Utah or its component funds are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

National Standards

The Community Foundation of Utah meets the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, maintaining a high level of impact, operational excellence, donor service, and accountability. Learn more about this accreditation here.

Board of Directors

We are governed by a Board of Directors, which oversees our activities and ensures compliance with our charter, the laws of Utah, and the regulations of the IRS. Learn more about our Board here.

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pdfDownload our 2018 Annual Report

pdfDownload our 2017 Annual Report

pdfDownload our most recent audited financials

pdfDownload the Community Foundation of Utah's 2018 990 & 990-T 

pdfDownload the Community Trust of Utah's 2018 990 & 990-T