The Ensign Peak Foundation  was originally formed in 1992. The Foundation was significantly involved in the preservation and creation of the Ensign Peak Park in Salt Lake City, Utah.

After the completion of the Ensign Peak Park project, the members of the Foundation recognized that they had developed understanding and skills that could be channeled into other projects to help preserve the rich heritage associated with the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The name of the Foundation was subsequently changed to the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation (MHSF). In harmony with the guidance given by church president Russell M. Nelson, the Foundation name reverted back to the original Ensign Peak Foundation name in 2020.

The Foundation then became involved with the restoration of the historic Kirtland village which included a major road relocation project.

Since that time the Foundation has been involved in numerous projects that can be reviewed under the Projects Section and continues to seek out ways to bring significance to sites of significance in Mormon History.

The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that is independent of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Foundation has been featured in articles in the LDS Church News and Meridian Magazine.