Indicator 80Donor Restrictions on Gift Support, 2008-09
- In 2008-09, UC received approximately $1.3 billion in new gifts, compared to $1.6 billion the previous year.
- As is the case with philanthropic support at colleges and universities across the country, the vast majority of support that UC receives is restricted by donors to specific purposes. In 2009, for example, approximately 98 percent of gifts UC received had donor restrictions; only about 2 percent was given to UC without donor-imposed restrictions.
- Although the percentage of gift support devoted to different areas-department support, research, capital improvements, etc.-varies from year to year, the percentages for 2008-09 shown in the chart above are typical.
- The limited amount of unrestricted gift support that UC receives may be influenced by donors' preference to give to specific programs and purposes where they have a strong personal interest.
Source: UCOP Institutional Advancement