EIN 06-0776644

Sacred Heart University (SHU)

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Sacred Heart University, the second-largest Catholic university in New England, offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland.
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Sacred Heart University Incorporated
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Program areas at SHU

Sacred Heart continues to offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Regardless of what undergraduate program or graduate programs are chosen, our focus on academic opportunities - rooted in the catholic intellectual traditions and the principles of engaged learning - creates an absorbing, customized educational experience for each student.
Sacred Heart University is committed to serving the needs of its diverse student population by offering an array of services designed to ensure student success. These services, provided through academic advising, student life, career services, jandresevits learning center, the office of special services, and the wellness center, aim to serve student in a manner that is consistent with the mission. The University also promotes active engaged learning outside of the classroom. Our athletics programs are about more than just competition and winning, they are built on longstanding tradition of helping our student athletes realize their potential, strengthen their character, and empower their mind while developing self-confidence and valuable leadership skills.
Sacred Heart University's student financial assistance office is committed to helping students and their families find the most affordable options available for attending college. For full-time undergraduate students, there are basically two types of financial assistance: first, traditional merit or need-based aid; and second, a range of other options open to students and their families whether they qualify for traditional aid or not. Several financial assistance options are also available to qualified part-time undergraduate students and graduate students.

Grants made by SHU

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield CountyDonation$20,000

Who funds Sacred Heart University (SHU)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Cedar Street Charitable FoundationGeneral$800,000
Northeast ConferenceSports Sponsorship Grant$484,252
Corporation for Public BroadcastingRCSG$307,346
...and 56 more grants received totalling $2,724,315
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of EducationFEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS$77,332,002
Department of EducationFEDERAL PELL GRANT PROGRAM$4,897,446
Department of EducationEDUCATION STABILIZATION FUND$2,152,589
...and 15 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at SHU

John J. PetilloPresident$935,357
Michael J KinneySenior Vice President for Finance and Administration$766,319
Michael L. IannazziChief of Staff Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Shirley CanaanVice President for Information Technology
David L. CoppolaSenior Vice President of Administration and Planning / Senior Vice President Administration and Planning$308,168
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for SHU

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$17,624,249
Program services$353,026,896
Investment income and dividends$5,322,689
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$97,224
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,468,980
Net income from fundraising events$-181,515
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$378,358,523

Form 990s for SHU

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062021-01-14990View PDF
2018-062019-08-17990View PDF
2017-062018-07-18990View PDF
2016-062017-10-04990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $100,000 from The William H Pitt Foundation
May 19, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 32 new grant, including a grant for $484,252 from Northeast Conference
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 27, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
SchoolsHigher ed institutionsHeadquarter / parent organizations
CatholicChristianReligiousPolitical advocacyLobbyingFundraising eventsOperates internationallyState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, CT 06825
Metro area
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
Fairfield County, CT
Website URL
(203) 371-7999
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B43: University or Technological Institute
NAICS code, primary
611310: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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