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 2018 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 2019 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019) are detailed below.

New Business

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

New Business, FY15–19
Fiscal Year $ Millions
2015
295.5
2016
286.2
2017 286.3
2018 498.5
2019 462.9

 

New Business by Source, FY19
Source
$ Millions
%
Family Foundations 150.8 32.58%
Alumni 296.3 28.97%
Corporations 55.6 12.01%
Friends 54.4 11.75%
Other 42.6 9.20%
Foundations 24.4 5.49%
Total $462.9
100.0%

Cash Flow

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

Cash Flow, FY15–19
Fiscal Year
$ Millions
2015
251.5
2016
224.7
2017 278.4
2018 302.6
2019 298.7

 

Cash Flow by Source, FY19
Source
$ Millions
%
Corporations
76.5
25.61%
Alumni 76.4 25.58%
Family Foundations 62.9 21.06%
Friends 31.0 10.38%
Foundations 12.5 4.18%
Other 39.4 13.19%
Total
$298.7
100.0%

 

Cash Flow Allocation ($ millions), FY18 VS FY19
Purpose Designated by Donor FY 18 FY19
Research
62.1 75.8
Facilities 34.6 25.2
Student Support
54.5 46.7
Academic Programs 26.3 23.9
Public Service
11.6 11.8
Faculty Support
13.9 11.2
Other
4.2 4.4
Unrestricted 95.4 99.7
Total $302.6
$298.7

 

Cash Flow Gift Fund Types, FY19
 
$ Millions
%
Current Use 206.4 68.92%
Endowed 89.3 30.07%
Annuity/Life Income 3.0 1.00%
Total $298.7 100%