Our Mission

The mission of the University of Louisville Foundation is to

Advance academics at the University by providing financial support.

Through strategic management and stewardship, the Foundation provides reliable sources of funding to promote the University’s success today and into the future. Founded in 1970, the Foundation is directed and supervised by a board of directors whose members each serve three-year terms. The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation that holds, invests, and provides funds to support the University consistent with donor intent.

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Student Success, Faculty Research, & Innovative Facilities

Thinking globally and serving locally

Committed to financial success that will pay dividends for years to come.

Most gifts made for the benefit of the University are restricted by the donor. These gifts are stewarded by the Foundation and made available to the appropriate department on campus consistent with donor intent. Gifts made without restrictions are made available to be spent at the discretion of the University’s President to assist with strategic priorities.