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, FY12–16
Fiscal Year
$ Millions
2012
310.9
2013
434.9
2014
262.4
2015
295.5
2016
286.2

New Business by Source, FY16
Source
$ Millions
%
Corporations
90.2
31.5
Alumni
87.4
30.6
Foundations
39.6
13.8
Friends
34.4
12.0
Other
34.6
12.1
 
286.2
100

Cash Flow

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

Cash Flow, FY12–16
Fiscal Year
$ Millions
2012
210.6
2013
234.9
2014
259.5
2015
251.5
2016
224.7

Cash Flow by Source, FY16
Source
$ Millions
%
Corporations
61.3
27.3
Foundations
52.6
23.4
Alumni
50.1
22.3
Friends
24.7
11.0
Other
36.0
16.0
 
224.7
100

Cash Flow Allocation ($ millions)
Purposed Designated by Donor
FY 16
FY 15
Unrestricted
$59.6
$57.8
Restricted    
Research
61.6
66.2
Academic Programs
32.4
44.7
Student Support
29.2
33.0
Facilities
19.9
23.2
Public Service
12.2
14.0
Faculty Support
5.2
8.8
Other
4.6
3.8
 
224.7
251.5

Cash Flow Gift Fund Types, FY16
 
$ Millions
%
Current Use
170.4
75.9
Endowed
50.5
22.4
Annuity/Life Income
3.8
1.7