EIN 36-3640583

Big Ten Conference (B1G)

IRS 501(c) type
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Year formed
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The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service.
Related structure
B1G is a subordinate organization under Northwestern University.
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Program areas at B1G

The Conference collects revenue on behalf of the member schools from football and basketball television contracts, bowl games, football championship game, and basketball tournaments, as well as grants from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and remits the revenue to the member schools' athletic department.
Championships - The Conference declares conference champions in twenty-eight sports and oversees twenty-seven season-ending championships/tournaments.
Officiating - The Conference provides neutral third-party officials for several conference-sponsored sports (baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, women's lacrosse, softball, wrestling and ice hockey); oversees management of the officiating program (e.g., assigning officials, finance administration, etc.); and administers annual clinics, rule reviews, and other programs designed to enhance the skills of participating officials.
Programming Initiatives - The Conference partners with broadcast partner, Big Ten Network, to provide additional linear events broadcast on BTN to expand coverage across all Conference sports. Additionally, in partnership with BTN, the Conference creates programming highlighting non-athletic achievement at each of its 14 member institutions.
Research Projects
Student Athlete Initiatives
Championship Enhacement
Media Events
Sponsorship Program

Grants made by B1G

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Trustees of Purdue University / Purdue UniversityTo Support the Missions of Member Institutions$58,949,022
Regents of the University of MichiganTo Support the Missions of Member Institutions$58,909,022
The Board of Trustees of the University of IllinoisTo Support the Missions of Member Institutions$58,849,022
...and 6 more grants made

Who funds Big Ten Conference (B1G)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Collegiate Athletic AssociationScholarships/grants$64,815,235
Outback BowlTeam Payout$3,175,000
Gator Bowl SportsSupport Student Athletics$717,737
...and 2 more grants received

Personnel at B1G

Laura AndersonChief Financial Officer$214,694
Nathaniel SchanderChief Information Officer$309,799
Adam NeumanChief of Staff , Strategy and Ops.$256,548
Omar BrownVice President , People and Culture Officer$239,204
Scott BaileyGeneral Manager
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for B1G

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Program services$819,501,508
Investment income and dividends$24,918,241
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$1,106,163
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$43,883
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$70,936
Total revenues$845,640,731

Form 990s for B1G

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-15990View PDF
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062021-02-09990View PDF
2018-062019-08-02990View PDF
2017-062018-11-15990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 15, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
May 12, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $60,778,021 from National Collegiate Athletic Association
August 1, 2022
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $22,386,375 from National Collegiate Athletic Association
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 17, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Amateur sports clubsSports organizationsChapter / child organizationsCharities
EducationHuman servicesSports
Political advocacyLobbyingTax deductible donations
General information
5440 Park Pl
Rosemont, IL 60018
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
Website URL
(847) 696-1010
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
N60: Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues
NAICS code, primary
813990: Sports Regulatory Associations and Property Owner Associations
Parent/child status
Subordinate organization
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