Funding Priorities

Create A Living Legacy

Private support opportunities exist at each of our three campuses, and cover a range of priorities. One of the top priorities of the University is to increase its endowment, creating living legacies that span generations.

Determining which gift opportunities are best for your charitable interests and financial objectives is easy. Simply select a campus and submit your query. Or, enter a keyword into the priority search box below to perform a search. You’ll be provided with a listing of University support opportunities that have the greatest significance to you.

Once you have determined your priority, contact the Foundation for more information.



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Scholars-in-Residence: Springfield


Scholars-in-residence visit UIS to teach one or more courses and stay in residence for a specified period of time. The program can have a significant impact on UIS.

School of Architecture Media & Communications Support Fund: Urbana-Champaign


A fund to support media and communications will allow the School of Architecture to produce crucial print materials to communicate with alumni and friends of program and to regularly report on outstanding faculty and student scholarship and achievements within the discipline.

School of Social Work Children and Family Research Center: Urbana-Champaign


The Center is recognized as a premier research and engagement center in child welfare by encouraging societal changes for critical needs and underserved communities.

School of Social Work Facilities for Academic Learning and Research: Urbana-Champaign


A new 21st century building will create greater collaborative opportunities enhanced by technology, on-site library information services, contemporary classroom and meeting space.

School of Social Work Fellowships and Scholarships: Urbana-Champaign


Funds are needed to continue to attract excellent, diverse MSW and PhD students from Illinois, the U.S. and abroad and prepare them to be practioners who will lead non-profit agencies and educators/reserachers who will address critcal societal issues.

School of Social Work Program for Health Disparities Among Disadvantaged and Rural Communities: Urbana-Champaign


Through research and service the School will continue to develop strategies for reducing health and mental health disparities in at-risk, predominantly rural communities.

School of Social Work Strong Citizens and Leadership in Disadvantaged Communities Program: Urbana-Champaign


This initiative will involve faculty and students who seek to improve the engagement of low income persons and other disadvantaged groups in their communities through programs that build human and social capital.

Science Laboratory Support: Springfield


Support is needed to increase the laboratory facilities available at UIS.

Sinfonia da Camera Endowed Programmatic Fund: Urbana-Champaign


An endowed fund will allow Sinfonia da Camera to commission new works which lead to world-premiere performances, invite world-renowned guest performers and undertake special projects apart from the ensemble's standard repertoire.

Student Affairs Cultural Centers Facilities: Urbana-Champaign


Building new ethnic cultural centers will expand programs and opportunities that address the needs and support the retention and success of minority students while providing students a greater sense of belonging in the campus environment.

Student Affairs Innovative Program Fund: Urbana-Champaign


The Innovative Program Fund will provide resources to Student Affairs departments and programs for emerging priorities and initiatives that enhance the Illinois experience for students and address issues such as health and wellness, diversity, leadership and service and career development.

Student Affairs Leadership Program: Springfield


UIS supports faculty and staff who work to produce graduates who write, speak and think critically and who are skilled and knowledgeable. The Student Affairs Leadership Program helps foster support leadership opportunities for undergraduates, awards, scholarships, new facility development and funding for talented students and student organizations.

Student Affairs Living and Learning Communities: Urbana-Champaign


Endowing the Living and Learning Communities in University Housing will enhance the collaborative programming between Academic and Student Affairs while providing students unique and supportive academic/living environments that match their goals and ambitions.

Student Affairs Undergraduate Scholarships: Urbana-Champaign


To compete for the best students, the University of Illinois must offer undergraduate scholarships that reward academic achievement, recognize financial need and remove the financial barrier for access to an Illinois education.

Student Affairs' Student Center for Leadership, Career Development, and Civic Engagement: Urbana-Champaign


The Center will facilitate innovative and collaborative programming, research and community engagement activities that connect the academic experience with experiential learning opportunities while preparing all Illinois students for a lifetime of leadership and impact in their local, regional, national and global communities.

Student Internships and Service Learning Support: Springfield


Internships and service learning are experiential opportunities for students to learn by doing and provide a significant funding source for qualified students.

Student Research Support: Springfield


Funds for additional research support for students is needed by UIS.

Student Support: Urbana-Champaign


Gifted and deserving students must have the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, regardless of their financial situation. By helping to bridge the gap between a family’s income and higher education costs, scholarships and other gifts to the University allow us to keep tuition more affordable and learning opportunities more accessible. The increasing speed of technological innovations and knowledge expansion have had a significant impact on the costs incurred by universities, as they race to keep up with information technology infrastructure requirements. A continuing information explosion demands numerous new course offerings, frequent textbook updates and the latest in research resources. With increased demands for funding, student scholarships and assistantships permit the University to respond much more effectively to students’ needs for financial assistance.

Student Support: Springfield


UIS continues to build a campus that offers excellence in education, student leadership opportunities and a diverse campus environment that promotes student success. Support is welcome for existing undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships, or to establish a brand new fund to benefit students and/or honor an instructor or loved-one.

Student Support: Urbana-Champaign


Gifted and deserving students must have the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, regardless of their financial situation. By helping to bridge the gap between a family’s income and higher education costs, scholarships and other gifts to the University allow us to keep tuition more affordable and learning opportunities more accessible. The increasing speed of technological innovations and knowledge expansion have had a significant impact on the costs incurred by universities, as they race to keep up with information technology infrastructure requirements. A continuing information explosion demands numerous new course offerings, frequent textbook updates and the latest in research resources. With increased demands for funding, student scholarships and assistantships permit the University to respond much more effectively to students’ needs for financial assistance.

Support for Fellowships for International Students: Urbana-Champaign


Great research universities depend upon attracting the most gifted graduate students, whatever their circumstances and increased fellowship support is critical in allowing Illinois to compete for that talent.

Support for the Library, Museums and the Arts: Urbana-Champaign


Support for our local cultural assets can help build an exciting future for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The University Library, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Spurlock Museum and the Krannert Art Museum—all provide links to our community and build on the creative, scholarly and educational missions that shape the University's commitment to preserve, promote and extend the arts and culture.

Sustainable Energy Initiative: Springfield


UIS, like many institutions, is looking to sustainable energy and environmentally friendly products to both reduce consumption and conserve valuable resources. Future plans include the addition of wind and solar power, as well as green-building upgrades. These features will not only be used for production, but also be used in classroom instruction and will open doors for faculty and student research, as well as opportunities for public awareness activities relating to alternative and sustainable energies.