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Financial Dashboard

Private Support Totals
Portfolio Growth
Number of Endowments
Disbursements to UW


Endowment Payout

Payout from the endowment to the university totaled $19.9 million. Over a ten-year period ending June 30, 2019, the cumulative amount of foundation support from the endowment totals $148.2 million. Payout only includes dollars from gifts that are in the endowment portfolio and does not include gifts that came to the foundation designated for use as expendable funds.


Sources of Philanthropy

Gifts from Individuals

People who give to the University of Wyoming are a select breed. You may recognize them by the brown and gold stickers on their cars or by the look of pride on their faces when you mention Wyoming. They also may be zealous supporters of the Pokes. They are practical and idealistic at the same time. They believe in education and investing in the future.

Individuals give gifts ranging from $1 to millions of dollars. You can read more about annual gift donors or major gift donors ...


Foundation Gifts

Foundations have made such a lasting impact on Wyoming’s students and the colleges, programs, and facilities that support them. Student by student, foundation-supported scholarships have built a wealth of human capital.

Read more about the foundations who are supporting the University of Wyoming ...


Corporate Gifts

Some of the most significant impacts across the University of Wyoming campus have come from the remarkable support of corporations. Gifts campus wide have built buildings, created new programs, and underwritten research that changes the world.

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Unrealized Planned Gifts

The UW Foundation’s gift planning staff assists donors in integrating charitable gifts into their financial, tax, and estate planning objectives, maximizing benefits to both donors and the University of Wyoming. Planned gifts provide donors with an immediate tax deduction and other benefits such as life income, continued use of gift property, or elimination of capital gains tax.

Read more about the donors who are remembering the University of Wyoming in their estate plans ...


Realized Planned Gifts

Realized Planned gifts are the legacies of those who have included the University of Wyoming in their estate plans. These gifts are hard at work supporting UW students, faculty, and programs.

Read more about the donors who are remembering the University of Wyoming in their estate plans ...



Annual Gifts

UW Annual Giving focuses on acquiring regular yearly contributions, thus creating a vital and dependable source of private support to help the University of Wyoming fulfill its mission to become one of the nation’s finest public land-grant research universities.

Read more about the donors who are supporting the University of Wyoming through Annual Giving ...


Asset Allocation

Endowment Total: $535.5 million

The market value of the endowment portfolio as of June 30, 2019, increased to $535.5 million, earning 5.7% net of all fees. This is up from $514.3 million on June 30, 2018.


State Matching Program

The revolutionary state matching funds program is unique to the State of Wyoming and has made a lasting impact on the futures of all UW students. The program began in March 2001 with the mission of providing additional support to the University of Wyoming by encouraging private donations. Since its inception, UW has received more than $222 million in state match funds supporting faculty, students, and facilities—both academic and athletic—across campus. Additional state matching funds will be available in the coming year to support scholarships and agriculture excellence.

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