About the UF Foundation
What we do
Welcome to the University of Florida Foundation. We are the fundraising and gift fund management arm of the University of Florida. We connect private donors with their passions at the university, all in support of UF’s three-fold missions of teaching, research and service.
Founded as the University of Florida Endowment Corp. in 1934, the Foundation has worked since the 1950s to encourage alumni and friends to support the University of Florida through private funds and other resources. The Foundation — a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization (TaxID #59-0974739) — also serves as fiduciary, taking care of the gift assets to ensure they are used in accordance with our donors’ wishes.
To be a vital partner with the University of Florida by connecting donor resources in the pursuit of excellence.
To promote the University of Florida, increase philanthropy, manage and grow the endowment, ensure the appropriate use of funds and pursue best governance practices.
Respect — We value the thoughts and opinions of others.
Accountability — We do what we say we will.
Integrity — We always do the right thing.
Stewardship — We express consistent and genuine gratitude.
Excellence — We want to be the best.