Yearly giving results

2020 giving results

The following figures summarize giving to the University of Minnesota in fiscal year 2020, which ran from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. The $385 million raised in gifts and commitments was the highest total in University history. 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 2020 Fiscal 2019 Fiscal 2010
Gifts, pledges, and other future commitments $385 million $361 million $186 million
Distributions for University purposes $202 million $211 million $143 million
University of Minnesota Foundation endowment †** $2.5 billion $2.5 billion $1.3 billion
Combined University endowments †*** $3.9 billion $4.0 billion $2.2 billion

† Preliminary and unaudited

** Includes endowments of the University of Minnesota Foundation and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation

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

 

How the University’s highest giving total stacks up

Donors giving

Donors of 2020 gifts

Total: 65,662

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

  • Alumni 34,166 52%

  • Other individuals 28,310 43%

  • Organizations 3,186 5%

Purpose of gifts chart

Purpose of 2020 gifts

Total: $385 million

The $385 million in gifts raised includes outright gifts, pledges, and future commitments.

  • Program support* $131 million 34%

  • Student support $119 million 31%

  • Capital improvements $53 million 14%

  • Research $47 million 12%

  • Faculty and staff support $25 million 6%

  • Outreach and community engagement $10 million 3%

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

Types of gifts chart

Types of 2020 gifts

Total: $385 million
  • Cash and pledges $241 million 63%

  • Future (estate and deferred gifts) $135 million 35%

  • Property and in-kind gifts $9 million 2%