Yearly giving results

2018 giving results

The following figures summarize giving to the University of Minnesota in fiscal year 2018, which ran from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. The $343 million raised in gifts and commitments was the second-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 2018 Fiscal 2017 Fiscal 2008
Gifts, pledges, and other future commitments $343 million $337 million $289 million
Distributions for University purposes $191 million $237 million $137 million
University of Minnesota Foundation endowment †** $2.3 billion $2.1 billion $1.6 billion
Combined University endowments †*** $3.7 billion $3.5 billion $2.8 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 second-highest giving total stacks up

Donors giving

Donors of 2018 gifts

Total: 72,049

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

  • Alumni 39,041 54%

  • Other individuals 29,223 41%

  • Organizations 3,785 5%

Purpose of gifts chart

Purpose of 2018 gifts

Total: $343 million

The $343 million in gifts raised includes outright gifts, pledges, and future commitments.

  • Student support $104 million 30%

  • Program support* $99 million 29%

  • Research $50 million 15%

  • Capital improvements $38 million 11%

  • Outreach and community engagement $22 million 6%

  • Faculty and staff support $30 million 9%

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

Types of gifts chart

Types of 2018 gifts

Total: $343 million
  • Cash and pledges $219 million 64%

  • Future (estate and deferred gifts) $107 million 31%

  • Property and in-kind gifts $17 million 5%