When you invest in the causes you care about, you touch lives. Thank you for being a part of the change you want to see in the world.
Thank you for asking: “Why not?”
Every gift creates positive change in the world. You might help veterans feel at home on campus, open doors for first-generation college students, aid important environmental science in Antarctica or advance infectious disease research.Read impact stories
93% of gifts were less than $2,500
The average size of a gift was $5,463
Last year we received gifts from:
Corporations and foundations
Faculty and staff
An endowment is a gift that creates returns for tomorrow and provides a rich legacy for future generations. When donors invest in endowments, they help the university build programs, create scholarships and retain faculty.
As an important part of the university’s long-term strategy, CU’s collective endowment is made up of more than 3,000 individual endowments. Here’s a look at the endowment’s value at the end of each fiscal year.
139 new endowments were created in the last fiscal year
3,298 total endowments at CU
$71 million was given in endowment support
Here is the value of the endowment as of June 30 each year in billions.
CU's endowment is invested in a diversified portfolio to promote stable, long-term growth. Here is the proportion of investment by asset class in fiscal year 2022.
Our Long Term Investment Pool has outperformed benchmarks over time. Here’s how:
Donors like you advanced CU’s mission with support from all corners of the CU community. Learn more by taking a deep dive into the 2022 financials.