“The Utah Foundation provides the kind of reliable, non-partisan analysis that’s crucial to sound decision-making by legislators and other public officials.”  Harris H. Simmons, Chairman & CEO, Zions Bancorporation

“The Utah Foundation’s work is critically important. We can trust the data. We can use it as foundational for policymaking. It ultimately benefits not only the policymaking process, but the citizens across the State of Utah.”   State Senator Ann Millner

Our Vision

Empowered civic engagement as the foundation for enhanced quality of life in Utah.

Our Mission

Inform and engage Utahns with illuminating, independent, nonpartisan public-policy research.

Our Values

Integrity: We embrace facts, transparency, and objectivity in our research.

Spirit: We approach our work with passion and dedication.

Engagement: We provide compelling and accessible research that educates and energizes.

Empathy: We consider varied points of view, the needs of different communities, and the effects of policies.

Serving Utah

By helping our citizens and policymakers stay informed on crucial issues, the Utah Foundation contributes to Utah’s reputation as one of the greatest states in which to live, work, and run a business. Informed participants make better decisions, and decisions on important public policy issues affect us all, from corporate leaders to small business people to schoolteachers and concerned citizens.

A Refreshingly Independent Perspective

We engage in rigorous fact-finding and analysis before publishing any research findings. All Utah Foundation research reports must be, and are factual, independent, and balanced. We have established a reputation for being fair, accurate, and nonpolitical. As a result, we enjoy support from Utahns throughout the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. View our Board of Trustees list here. We work hard to ensure that policymakers, advocates, and the public across the political spectrum are informed to the highest level with the independent knowledge they need to make sound public policy. View our non-discrimination and equity statements here.

Encouraging Informed Public Policy

Public policies affect all of us in some way every day, whether through legislation, regulations, or local ordinances. Public policy choices determine how governments, programs, citizens, businesses, schools, and others interact with each other. Public policies define rights, responsibilities, roles and expectations, from who picks up your garbage to how much corporations should pay in taxes.

In Utah, many state and local public policy decisions are made by people who volunteer their time to serve in government office, and they cannot possibly be experts on each issue that comes before them. Policymakers and concerned citizens need balanced information on issues, and they need research they can trust from an independent source. Our accurate, unbiased research has helped people understand and get involved in the issues that impact their lives.


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