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Private gifts are a very important source of revenue for establishing, maintaining, and enhancing programs at the University of Wyoming. Since its inception in 1962, the University of Wyoming Foundation has been a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established to solicit, manage, and invest donations. Among the funds invested by the Foundation are endowments, life income trusts and annuities, outright gifts, reserve balances, and cash.
The objective and one of the primary benefits of endowed gifts is to provide permanent capital and a dependable stream of income for the University and its programs despite trends in the economy or administrative changes.
Providing a reliable, growing source of income to the University of Wyoming is one of the Foundation's main objectives, and its investment policies are intended to preserve or increase the real principal value of its endowment.
The University of Wyoming Foundation funds its operation through advancement fees and a small amount of direct university support.
For further information on our tax and legal status, greater detail is listed on our IRS tax determination letter. Our Taxpayer Identification Number (EIN) is 83-0201971.
Download the UW Foundation Certificate of Exemption here (pdf).