Annual Report – 2021


The University of Nebraska Foundation announced a record $343 million in philanthropic gifts and commitments in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021, marking the second consecutive year of more than $300 million in new funds committed to benefit the University of Nebraska. Gifts were directed to the University of Nebraska according to donors’ designations.

Alumni, friends of the university, foundations and corporations make up the 46,639 donors who gave during the year. Private support given created new scholarships, created faculty chairs and professorships for the recruitment and retention of top faculty, provided support for academic and athletic programs, furthered research, helped care for patients and constructed facilities for teaching, research and service.

Read the 2021 fundraising news release

The foundation’s endowment (Fund A) was valued at $1.7 billion on June 30, 2021. The investment objective for the endowment is to earn a real rate of return of at least 6% when measured on a five-year rolling basis. As of June 30, 2021, the five-year return was 10.7%. The one-year return was 32.3%. Read the Endowment Report.

Links to our Independent Auditor’s report as well as other information can be found below.

Audited financial statement

Prior year financial statements

Endowment information

Fees and disclosure information