Yearly giving results

2017 giving results

The following figures summarize giving to the University of Minnesota in fiscal year 2017, which ran from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. The $337 million raised in gifts and commitments was the second-highest total in University history, and the $237 million distributed to the U was the highest ever. These figures are reported by the University of Minnesota Foundation, which raises and manages gifts to the U of M.

University-wide fundraising results

  Fiscal 2017 Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2007
Gifts, pledges, and other future commitments $337 million $312 million $251 million
Distributions for University purposes $237 million $214 million $126 million
University of Minnesota Foundation endowment †** $2.1 billion $2.0 billion $1.6 billion
Combined University endowments †*** $3.5 billion $3.3 billion $2.8 billion

† Preliminary and unaudited

** Includes endowments of the University of Minnesota Foundation, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation, and Minnesota 4-H Foundation

*** Includes the University of Minnesota Foundation endowment and the University of Minnesota Consolidated Endowment Fund

 

How the University’s second-highest giving total stacks up

Donors giving

Donors of 2017 gifts

Total: 71,011

This includes all donors to the U, with gifts ranging from $1 to $25 million.

  • Alumni 38,912 55%

  • Other individuals 28,266 40%

  • Organizations 3,833 5%

Purpose of gifts chart

Purpose of 2017 gifts

Total: $337 million

The $337 million in gifts raised includes outright gifts, pledges, and future commitments.

  • Student support $98 million 29%

  • Academic program support* $78 million 23%

  • Capital improvements $54 million 16%

  • Research $48 million 14%

  • Outreach and community engagement $32 million 10%

  • Faculty support $27 million 8%

* Includes crossdisciplinary support, undesignated planned gifts, and support for campus programs

Types of gifts chart

Types of 2017 gifts

Total: $337 million
  • Cash and pledges $222 million 66%

  • Future (estate and deferred gifts) $112 million 33%

  • Property and in-kind gifts $3 million 1%