Giving Overview

Give global and support transformative learning experiences, both on campus and abroad.

We offer several different options for giving, including supporting our core services and activities, making it possible for students to study abroad or study at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and providing emergency funds to international students in need. You may also choose to donate to a memorial fund that has been established in honor of a loved one.

How to Give to Illinois International

The University of Illinois Foundation is the official gift depository of the university and is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Give online via our Website

Illinois International funds fall into the following four categories. Within each, there are unique funds that support our units, students, faculty, staff, and programming. Explore each category and choose a fund that best fits your vision for your gift.

Administrative Funds
These funds allow our units to invest in the latest technology and equipment, enhance our facilities, expand professional development opportunities, and recognize employee contributions. Give to an administrative fund.

Grant & Award Funds
These funds allow the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to recognize its distinguished international alumni, faculty, and students for their exceptional achievements, in addition to supporting grant opportunities for faculty and staff. Give to a grant or award fund.

International Student Support Funds
These funds support degree-seeking international students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Give to an international student support fund.

Study Abroad Scholarship Funds
These funds support University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students as they pursue education abroad opportunities. Give to a study abroad scholarship fund.

Give online through the University of Illinois Foundation

Give Online via the University of Illinois Foundation. Note: When making a gift directly on the Foundation's website, remember to indicate for which fund your gift is intended.

Give by Mail

Please make gifts by check or money order payable to the "University of Illinois Foundation." Please also include a short note (or memo on your check) stating the purpose or designation of your gift. For security, please do not send cash.

Mailing using the United States Postal Service (USPS):

University of Illinois Foundation
PO Box 734500
Chicago, IL 60673-4500

Mailing using FedEx or UPS:

JPMorgan Chase
Lbx 734500
131 S Dearborn, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

If a phone number is required for mailing, please use 312.732.5365.

Other Ways to Give

For other giving options (such as Electronic Funds Transfer, Payroll Deduction, and Deferred Giving) or to determine if your employer participates in a matching gift program, please visit the University of Illinois Foundation website. For questions, please contact the