Philanthropic support is an integral and expanding part of the funding mix that supports the University of Alberta. Our donors support scholarships and bursaries, advance promising research, increase the university’s ability to recruit and retain talent, and propel the institution to achieve its goals.

In 2016-17, 19,684 individuals, corporations and foundations committed $176.7 million to the U of A.

  • 64% to advance the research needed to tackle society’s biggest challenges
  • 21% to enhance academic programs, including supporting student experiential learning opportunities and student research projects
  • 9% for capital projects and facilities •6% for student awards and bursaries

The value of the university’s endowment reached $1.3 billion, with $36.8 million made available in 2016-17 to support research, teaching and learning.