The University of Illinois is a state-assisted, rather than a state-supported educational institution with only about one-third of its funding coming from state appropriations.
It provides students with an education that gives them access to greater economic, sociological and cultural opportunities and makes a valuable contribution to the nation's human resources. Its technological and intellectual innovations make it an internationally recognized educational and research institution. It has a huge impact on the world.
None of this would be possible without the support of its loyal friends and donors who understand and believe in its ideals.
From research funding to public service support, our programs rely on private philanthropy.
You can help us build a stronger community and a brighter future, one student at a time.
Learn about the University's Ripple Effect.
Learn more about the ways your contributions help the University.
The contributions you make touch the lives of real people every day. Read some of their stories here.