The R. Harold Burton Foundation was organized in 1985 by Robert Harold and Maybelle Covey Burton who gave generously of their time and money to benefit the community, giving back to the people and places they loved. The R. Harold Burton Foundation strives to continue their legacy of service by supporting education, science, literacy and health and human services projects primarily in the greater Salt Lake metropolitan area.

The Burtons’ interests are reflected in the criteria used by the Foundation when awarding grants.