Support diversity, equity, and inclusion

At the University of Minnesota, we believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment allows people from all backgrounds to contribute their meaningful and unique perspectives, creating an enriched community experience and a sense of belonging for us all.

Philanthropy can drive social change and open doors for members of the University of Minnesota community and far beyond. Your generosity and commitment are making the University a place of opportunity for everyone.

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Success and service

A University of Minnesota fraternity marks its centennial by creating a scholarship honoring civil rights pioneer Roy Wilkins. Read more

Give to the Omega Psi Phi - Xi Chapter Scholarship in memory of Roy Wilkins
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Elevating women in science

Encourage young people to learn, explore, and gain confidence in science fields. The first $5,000 donated will be matched. Read more

Give to the Richard and Patricia Kirschner Women in Science Program Fund
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Fast track to medical school

A member of the B.A./M.D. Scholars Program reflects on her path to medicine and the life-changing impact of philanthropy. Read more

Give to the B.A./M.D. Scholarship Program
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A language lives on

“She said I was going to be a language keeper and that I’m not going to let the language die. She made me feel like it was the thing to do.” Read more

Give to the Ojibwe Language Program Fund
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What donors are saying

"My education changed my life. Coming from a small northern Minnesota town, it was my first experience with diversity and opened my eyes to global opportunity and social justice."

Carrie, Duluth, MN

“Health equity is a right for all. Ensuring access to health and care for all populations has never been more important.”

Barbara, St. Paul, Minn.

“I believe in the importance of good public policy to create the kind of prosperous, equitable society I want my children to grow up in.”

Kim, Wayzata, MN

“Every dollar that we give … is a vote. So I’m voting – a number of times – for having a more equitable and diverse University of Minnesota.”

David, Minneapolis, MN

“We need to continue to invest in our young people of color to ensure that we are working towards an equitable and just future for them.”

Manda, St. Paul, MN