Giving Overview

Illinois International maintains and strengthens Illinois' role as a global leader in international learning, discovery, and engagement. Be a part of what makes Illinois a truly international university: give global.

We offer several different options for giving, including supporting our core activities, making it possible for students to study abroad, and providing emergency funds to international students in need. You may also choose to donate to an existing memorial fund set up in honor of a loved one or establish your own fund. Please see the full list of options below and if you have questions about setting up a fund, contact Illinois International's Director of Global Communications and Protocol, Veerle Opgenhaffen at veerle@illinois.edu or by calling 217-244-3934.


Give Online

International Programs & Studies Annual Fund

Support the most pressing needs of Illinois International, including a wide range of activities both on-campus and around the world, from overseas faculty research and study abroad to the development of new courses on vital global issues.

Study Abroad Scholarships Fund

Enable Illinois students to participate in short- or long-term study abroad programs all over the world.

International Student Support Fund

Support international students. Gifts go towards academic programming, cultural integration, and emergency assistance for more than 11,000 international students at Illinois.

University of Illinois Foundation Page

Give online via the University of Illinois Foundation Page

(Note: When making a gift directly on the Foundation's website, remember to indicate for which of the above three funds your gift is intended.)


Give by Mail

Mail your check

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.

Mail to:
University of Illinois Foundation
1305 West Green Street, MC-386
Urbana, IL 61801

For the security of your gift, please do not send cash.

Send credit card information by mail

Please include the following information in your mailing:

  • Full credit card number;
  • Credit card expiration date;
  • Your authorization signature;
  • Your contact information;
  • Your gift amount, and
  • Instructions on how you would like to designate your gift.

Mail your donation to:
University of Illinois Foundation
1305 West Green Street, MC-386
Urbana, IL 61801

For the security of your gift, we cannot accept credit card information via email or fax.


Other Ways to Give

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