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 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018) are detailed below.

New Business

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

New Business, FY14–18
Fiscal Year $ Millions
2014
262.4
2015
295.5
2016
286.2
2017 286.3
2018 498.5

 

New Business by Source, FY18
Source
$ Millions
%
Alumni 296.3 59.4%
Friends 44.6 9.0%
Foundations 43.0 8.6%
Corporations 69.8 14.0%
Other 44.8 9.0%
Total $498.5
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, FY14–18
Fiscal Year
$ Millions
2014
259.5
2015
251.5
2016
224.7
2017 278.4
2018 302.6

 

Cash Flow by Source, FY18
Source
$ Millions
%
Alumni
96.1
31.8%
Friends 30.7 10.1%
Foundations 55.3 18.3%
Corporations 74.6 24.6%
Other 45.9 15.2%
Total
$302.6
100.0%

 

Cash Flow Allocation ($ millions), FY17 VS FY18
Purpose Designated by Donor FY 17 FY 18
Research
63.6 62.1
Facilities 55.3 34.6
Student Support
42.1 54.5
Academic Programs 28.8 26.3
Public Service
11.4 11.6
Faculty Support
9.3 13.9
Other
4.0 4.2
Unrestricted 63.9 95.4
Total $278.4 $302.6

 

Cash Flow Gift Fund Types, FY18
 
$ Millions
%
Current Use 198.1 65.5%
Endowed 100.5 33.2%
Annuity/Life Income 4.0 1.3%
Total $302.6 100%