Huntsman Cancer Institute Receives US$30 Million to Double its Patient Care Facility Expansion


The Huntsman Family Foundation donated US$30 million to the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) to double its patient care facility expansion.


This donation allows Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) to better plan and address the future needs of cancer patients in the Mountain West.

The gift is in addition to the US$40 million already raised by HCF to support the construction of the Kathryn F Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women's Cancers at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

The expansion will increase 102,000 square feet of new space to 200,000 square feet, and from four to eight stories.

The new patient care facility will include four floors of clinical space, an expanded wellness center, two floors to house faculty offices. Two floors are available for future build-out based on cancer patient needs.

The new patient care facility construction is slated to begin in December 2019 and is scheduled to complete by September 2022.

Other major donors to the expansion are the Spencer and Kristen Kirk family, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and doTERRA International.

The major expansion of HCI is projected to cost US$129 million, of which more than US$70 million will come from philanthropic funds.


Name Huntsman Family Foundation, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI)
Type Expansion
Budget US$30 Million
Parties Involved Huntsman Family Foundation, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI)
Schedule Scheduled to be completed by 2022