Gift Management

The University of Wisconsin Foundation is the official fundraising and gift-receiving organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madisonand other donor-designated units of the UW System. The Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, which raises funds and receives gifts for the UW-Madison. An elected board of directors oversees its assets and activities. The Foundation works closely with the University to determine and support fundraising priorities.

The University of Wisconsin Foundation solicits and accepts gifts on behalf of the University, and then to invest and protect those gifts until the University needs them.


Is it a Gift or Sponsored Project (Grant)?How to Deposit Cash/Checks Received as Gifts to the University
How to make Expenditures from UW Foundation Accounts


Is it a Gift or Sponsored Project (Grant)?

In some cases it may be difficult to distinguish between a gift and a sponsored project.  Please see the Business Services "Is it a Gift or Sponsored Project?" PDF for definitions and guidance to determine whether something is a gift or grant.


How to Deposit Cash/Checks Received as Gifts to the University

Please visit the Business Services "How to Deposit Cash/Checks Received as Gifts to the University" page for information on depositing a gift.


How to make Expenditures from UW Foundation Accounts

Please visit the Business Services "How to make Expenditures from UW Foundation Accounts" page for information on making expenditures from University Accounts using Foundation Funds.