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Generous. Adventurous. Driven.

The University of Minnesota has transformed lives, kept our economy strong, fueled creativity, and become a source of answers for people around the world. The extraordinary capacity of our state’s land-grant university, combined with quintessential Minnesota values—resourcefulness, resilience, and a shared belief in the value of opportunity—creates a powerful force for change.

That’s why we’re embarking on the largest philanthropic initiative in University history, Driven: The University of Minnesota Campaign.

We look forward to making this journey with you.

Campaign progress

$2.96 billion of $4 billion goal



  months left

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Elevate a world-class student experience

Scholarships, fellowships, and internship support give talented University of Minnesota students an affordable education that prepares them to contribute to the communities they’ll one day enter. Learn more


Accelerate advances in health

Collaborations across multiple areas of research and care create fertile ground for new approaches in a world where the health of people, animals, and the environment is inextricably interconnected. Learn more

Protect and sustain agriculture, food, and water

Researchers at the U are finding both scientific and social solutions to some of the planet’s biggest challenges: water availability, agriculture and food, energy efficiency, and climate change. Learn more


Drive a Minnesota plan for innovation

The U of M plays a critical role in the state’s success. For students, faculty, and industry partners, the University is a center of invention where new ideas create a clear and widespread economic value. Learn more

Provide a place of opportunity for everyone

With campuses that reach every corner of the state, the University is a wellspring of arts, culture, and ideas that dismantle barriers, promote opportunities, and draw communities together. Learn more


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