Ways to Give


Endowed gifts support scholarships or programs in perpetuity. The UNC Foundation invests the principal for long-term growth, while annual earnings from the endowed fund are distributed per your specifications. Endowments provide a permanent stream of income upon which the scholarship or program you support can rely for future needs.

Current-use Gifts

Current-use gifts can be put to use immediately. You can direct current-use gifts to financial aid, a specific program or school, or an area of greatest need. These gifts enable university leadership to respond to emerging opportunities and challenges.

Bequests and Deferred Gifts

Bequests come from estate distributions made through a will or trust. Deferred gifts can be made now and received by the UNC Foundation later. In addition to estate distributions, you can structure deferred gifts in many ways such as charitable gift annuities, deferred gift annuities, charitable remainder annuity trusts or charitable remainder unitrusts. A financial advisor can provide personal guidance for planned giving. Read more about planned gifts.

Corporate and Foundation Giving

Corporations and foundations are important partners in UNCís mission to provide a transformative education for students who will then generate meaningful work in our communities. UNC presents corporations and foundation grant-makers with opportunities to achieve your philanthropic goals by supporting relevant UNC projects and programs. Read more about UNCís corporate and foundation partnerships.

University of Northern Colorado Foundation

The University of Northern Colorado Foundation is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to stewarding donors, data, and dollars in support of the University of Northern Colorado. Read more about the UNC Foundation.

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From Our President Kay Norton

We must invest our resources in the success of our students. They are our future—and the future of our communities.

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Giving Priorities

  • Our Greatest Need
  • Annual Fund
  • Blue and Gold Club