The Uniform Law Foundation (ULF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that was established in 1990 to support the study, research and development, and educational activities of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC). The ULC, founded in 1892, provides states with non-partisan, well-conceived and well-drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law.
The predominant portion of the ULC’s funding comes from state dues, which are prudently allocated to support core organizational functions. The ULF provides supplemental funding to the ULC so that it is not solely dependent on state appropriations.
The demand for uniform laws remains strong, while the ULC’s need for stable and supplemental financial resources continues to grow. Conversely, state appropriations have not kept pace with the ULC’s financial needs, and have become more tenuous as states are often forced to shift limited funds to other budgetary items from year to year.
Since its inception the ULF has distributed more than $390,000 in grants to the ULC for various projects and needs. As the ULF’s unrestricted endowment fund grows through the generosity and support of our donors, the amount of funding available for important ULC projects will likewise continue to grow.