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 2020 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 2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020) are detailed below.

New Business

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

New Business, FY16–20
Fiscal Year $ Millions
2016
286.2
2017 286.3
2018 498.5
2019 462.9
2020 462.1

 

New Business by Source, FY20
Source
$ Millions
%
Family Foundations 40.4 8.74%
Alumni 150.4 32.55%
Corporations 102.5 22.18%
Friends 60.8 13.16%
Other 92.1 19.93%
Foundations 15.9 3.44%
Total $462.1
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, FY16–20
Fiscal Year
$ Millions
2016
224.7
2017 278.4
2018 302.6
2019 298.7
2020 420.5

 

Cash Flow by Source, FY20
Source
$ Millions
%
Corporations
72.7
17.29%
Alumni 72.2 17.17%
Family Foundations 114.7 27.28%
Friends 41.1 9.77%
Foundations 26.0 6.18%
Other 93.8 22.31%
Total
$420.5
100.0%

 

Cash Flow Allocation ($ millions), FY20 VS FY19
Purpose Designated by Donor FY 20 FY19
Research
79.1 75.8
Facilities 27.3 25.2
Student Support
67.7 46.7
Academic Programs 36.4 23.9
Public Service
11.9 11.8
Faculty Support
15.3 11.2
Other
8.9 4.4
Unrestricted 183.9 99.7
Total $420.5
$298.7

 

Cash Flow Gift Fund Types, FY20
 
$ Millions
%
Current Use 252.9 60.14%
Endowed 163.7 38.93%
Annuity/Life Income 3.9 0.93%
Total $298.7 100%