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 2021 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 2021 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021) are detailed below.

New Business

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

New Business, FY17–21
Fiscal Year $ Millions
2017 286.3
2018 498.5
2019 462.9
2020 462.1
2021 446.0

 

New Business by Source, FY21
Source
$ Millions
%
Alumni 172.3 38.63%
Friends 69.6 15.61%
Family Foundations 37.5 8.41%
Foundations 31.1 6.97%
Corporations 58.9 13.21%
Other 76.6 17.17%
Total $446.0
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, FY17–21
Fiscal Year
$ Millions
2017 278.4
2018 302.6
2019 298.7
2020 420.5
2021 400.2

 

Cash Flow by Source, FY21
Source
$ Millions
%
Alumni
97.0
24.24%
Friends 42.1 10.52%
Family Foundations 56.6 14.14%
Foundations 31.8 7.95%
Corporations 86.9 21.71%
Other 85.8 21.44%
Total
$400.2
100.0%

 

Cash Flow Allocation ($ millions), FY21 VS FY20
Purpose Designated by Donor FY 21 FY 20
Research
112.9 79.1
Facilities 50.6 27.3
Student Support
45.5 67.7
Academic Programs 29.8 26.4
Public Service
16.0 11.9
Faculty Support
12.0 15.3
Other
5.3 8.9
Unrestricted 128.1 183.9
Total $400.2 $420.5

 

Cash Flow Gift Fund Types, FY21
 
$ Millions
%
Current Use 274.4 68.57%
Endowed 119.8 29.93%
Annuity/Life Income 6.0 1.5%
Total $400.2 100%