Unity Temple Restoration Foundation (UTRF) is a secular, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1973. The primary goals of UTRF are to complete a comprehensive restoration and preservation of the building, promote architectural awareness and education through the use of the space, and introduce a worldwide public to the significance of this one of a kind masterpiece of modern architecture.
UTRF serves as the instrument of a Preservation Easement on Unity Temple. The easement insures that the building will move toward complete restoration and will always remain open to the public. Unity Temple’s preservation easement is owned by the Landmarks Illinois and was donated with great foresight and generosity by the Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation.
UTRF hosts and sponsors concerts, lectures, films and art exhibitions, which compliment our mission to engage and educate the public. Over thirty thousand visitors from all over the globe come to experience Unity Temple every year.
Thousands of school age children also visit annually. Many teachers choose to return every year with their classes. What they find is an educational experience that combines American history, architecture, geometry and fun. UTRF also sponsors an important professional Internship Program that has provided valuable experience for dozens of students from the Americas, Bosnia, France, Japan, Poland and Spain.