Fiscal Year Private Giving

Our University's core commitments remain constant—excellence in teaching, research, public service, and economic development—and the nature of our mission means that we persistently seek to create leading-edge knowledge and discoveries, new programs, and new learning opportunities for our students.

All of the key elements of higher education are interdependent. Excellence in faculty and exceptional research opportunities draw the best and brightest students. Scholarships and fellowships help to assure that exceptional students from all walks of life have the financial backing to attend the University of Illinois. With its magnitude, diversity, and options, this University provides the essential ingredients for a pattern of success that will stay with our U of I students throughout their lives, and our donors—you—are a vital part of those achievements at our campuses in Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield.


Fiscal Year 2016 Highlights

The Foundation’s fiscal year mirrors that of the University’s, which runs from
July 1 to June 30. Financial highlights from fiscal year 2016
(July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016) are detailed below.


New Business

New business includes new gifts, pledges, grants, and bequests.

New Business, FY13–17
Fiscal Year
$ Millions
2013
434.9
2014
262.4
2015
295.5
2016
286.2
2017
286.3

New Business by Source, FY17
Source
$ Millions
%
Alumni
87.4
30.5
Friends
46.5
16.3
Foundations
58.7
20.5
Corporations
46.1
16.1
Other
47.6
16.6
 
286.3
100

Cash Flow

Cash flow includes current income from outright gifts, private grants, pledge payments, annuities, and realized bequests and estate distributions.

Cash Flow, FY13–17
Fiscal Year
$ Millions
2013
234.9
2014
259.5
2015
251.5
2016
224.7
2017
278.4

Cash Flow by Source, FY17
Source
$ Millions
%
Corporations
58.0
20.8
Alumni
63.9
23.0
Friends
33.6
12.1
Foundations
72.5
26.0
Other
50.4
18.1
 
278.4
100

Cash Flow Allocation ($ millions)
Purposed Designated by Donor
FY 17
FY 16
Unrestricted
$63.9
$59.6
Restricted    
Research
63.6
61.6
Academic Programs
28.8
32.4
Student Support
42.1
29.2
Facilities
55.3
19.9
Public Service
11.4
12.2
Faculty Support
9.3
5.2
Other
4.0
4.6
 
278.4
224.7

Cash Flow Gift Fund Types, FY17
 
$ Millions
%
Current Use
224.3
80.6
Endowed
52.1
18.7
Annuity/Life Income
2.0
0.7
278.4
100