University of Oregon Foundation

Financial Overview

The UO Foundation manages gifts of all types and sizes, with a financial focus on managing major gift endowments. Endowments are invested both to provide an annual distribution to support current university activities and to achieve a long-term growth rate that preserves the purchasing power of the endowments. In this way, endowments benefit both current and future generations.

 

We are committed to following the highest standards of service and ethical conduct when managing private gifts for the benefit of the university.

2020-2021 Performance Highlights

As of June 30, 2021

Total Assets 
$2.55 billion

Endowment Value (Villard Investment Pool)

$1.2 billion (returns, plus cash gifts, minus distributions)

Distributions Made Available for Spending
$32 million from true endowments (based on December 31, 2019 market value)

Total University Support
$174 million

Total Gifts 
$116 million

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Gifts by Type

Expendable Gifts

78%

Endowed Gifts

22%

Endowment Funds by Purpose

Academic Support

25%

Facilities

20%

Student Scholarships

30%

Other UO Support

25%

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Gifts by Donor Type

Friends    

63%

Foundations & Corporations

27%

Alumni

8%

Parents

2%

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University Support by Purpose

Facilities & Equipment 

34%

Faculty

13%

Student Scholarships

10%

University Advancement

3%

Other Student, Program,

& Operations Support 

40%