The ULI Foundation exists to advance the mission of the Urban Land Institute. Our impact begins with the members, leaders, and foundations who share ULI's vision to advance urban development and improve communities worldwide.

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The ULI Foundation exists to advance the mission of the Urban Land Institute. Our impact begins with the members, leaders, and foundations who share ULI's vision to advance urban development and improve communities worldwide.

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Our Mission

A Tradition of World-Changing Impact

The ULI Foundation is dedicated to advancing Urban Land Institute’s mission: Shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide.

The ULI Foundation secures and manages philanthropic assets and partnerships to further support ULI’s mission commitments to CONNECT active, passionate, diverse members through the foremost global network of interdisciplinary professionals INSPIRE best practices for equitable and sustainable land use through content, education, convening, mentoring, and knowledge sharing LEAD in solving community and real estate challenges through applied collective global experience and philanthropic engagement. Funding provided by the ULI Foundation supports Urban Land Institute’s research, centers & initiatives, and signature programs.

Thank You to Our Extraordinary Donors

The past year was a trial that brought out the best in our staff, members, and especially our partners in philanthropy– who were exceptionally generous during this unprecedented time. As the world continues to face uncertainties and challenges as result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to recognize our loyal donors. ULI is proud to present its recently updated Honor Roll of Donors, which now includes recognition of James J. Curtis Society for Planned Giving members.

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Thank You to Our Extraordinary Donors

The past year was a trial that brought out the best in our staff, members, and especially our partners in philanthropy– who were exceptionally generous during this unprecedented time. As the world continues to face uncertainties and challenges as result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to recognize our loyal donors. ULI is proud to present its recently updated Honor Roll of Donors, which now includes recognition of James J. Curtis Society for Planned Giving members.

View the Honor Roll

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Impact Stories

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ULI Hines Student Competition to Expand to Asia Pacific Region

ULI Hines Student Competition to Expand to Asia Pacific Region

By Patrick J. Kiger  JUNE 27, 2022 The ULI Hines Student Competition, which brings together teams of students from various…

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ULIF Remembers Michael Kelly

ULIF Remembers Michael Kelly

We are saddened to announce that Michael F. Kelly, one of our trustees, ULI Foundation Governors, and a former president…

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Michael Spies’ $350,000 Gift Supports New ULI Effort to Involve Artists in Real Estate Development Process

Michael Spies’ $350,000 Gift Supports New ULI Effort to Involve…

MAY 12, 2022 With the help of a $350,000 gift from former global governing trustee Michael Spies, the Urban Land…

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