EIN 59-6211832

University of Central Florida Foundation

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The UCF Foundation Inc is the official fundraising organization for the University of Central Florida. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the university’s primary partner in securing philanthropic resources.
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Program areas at University of Central Florida Foundation

Athletics expenses paid in support of the ucf athletics program provide student-athletes with a championship-level experience. The chargeon fund raises funds to ensure ucf's student-athletes continue to excel in competition, in the classroom, and in the community. In the classroom, the average gpa for student-athletes has exceeded a 3.0 benchmark during each term for the 30 consecutive semesters, which is the longest streak in school history. In addition, 48 student-athletes earned a 4.0 gpa in the fall 2022 semester. Ucf is among four schools to join the big 12 conference in 2023; as such ucf athletics seeks to increase its donor base through its mission xii initiative. Last fiscal year, more than 10,000 ucf athletics donors supported student-athletes; that number is anticipated to grow as ucf joins the big 12.
Ucff is dedicated to enriching the lives of ucf students and solicits donations to support scholarships to benefit them. Scholarship funds are transferred to the University for administration and processing and are designed to reward, inspire, and assist students in pursuing academic excellence and help attract a diverse student body ucf set records for diversity in fall 2022 with 49.7% of minority students, and 28.2% hispanic/latinx. The fall 2022 freshman class set a new bar for academic excellence with an average gpa of 4.23 and average sat scores of 1334. Ucf ranks second among Florida's state universities with 367 national merit scholars enrolled. $108.2 million was awarded to bright futures students, the second-largest amount in Florida. Seventy-two percent of undergraduates received financial aid, with a total of $615.7 million awarded. Sixty-two percent of ftic (first time in college) students at ucf graduate without any educational debt; kiplinger and forbes rank ucf among the nation's best education values.
Academic expenses paid in support of the ucf programs include funding for academic programs, salaries for University employees and fellowships to reward some of ucf's most accomplished and promising students. Outstanding faculty inspire students, foster and enhance strong academic programs and serve as a key element to institutional excellence. Endowed chairs, eminent scholar positions and distinguished professorships are prestigious academic positions held by the University's most esteemed faculty and spending to support these positions helps the University maintain a high academic standard. Spending to support research projects and innovative programs further enriches the ucf learning experience. The ucf Foundation, Inc. closed its books at the end of june 2022 with $76 million in gifts and commitments exceeding the goal set by University leaders. This represented the support of more than 46,000 donors who gave 202,846 gifts. The ucf challenge, the University's co-investment program created to leverage the 2021 $40 million transformational gift from philanthropist mackenzie scott, raised $10.4 million for student success, scholars' programs and faculty excellence.
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Grants made by University of Central Florida Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
University of Central Florida Research FoundationResearch Activity$1,292,669
Ucf Convocation CorporationConvocation Center Support$696,636
Golden Knights CorporationAthletics Stadium Support$255,080
...and 1 more grant made

Who funds University of Central Florida Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Dr PhillipsCapital for Facility$2,525,000
Helios Education FoundationSee Part Iv$2,000,000
Tavistock FoundationSupport for Operations$600,000
...and 76 more grants received totalling $8,797,543

Personnel at University of Central Florida Foundation

Rodney M GrabowskiChief Executive Officer
Rachel Schaefer18mnm Associate Vice President for Advancement Strategy and Chief Operating Officer / Chief Operating Officer / Assistant Vice President , Advancement Strategy / Assistant Vice President Development$0
Glen DawesAssociate Vice President for Advancement and Chief Financial Officer$0
Lori ShuffAssistant Vice President for Advancement , Corporate Foundation and Relations / Assistant Vice President for Advancement , Corporate and Foundation Relations
Curtis ProctorDirector for Advancement
...and 17 more key personnel

Financials for University of Central Florida Foundation

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$50,003,059
Program services$912,348
Investment income and dividends$1,966,251
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$125,646
Net rental income$11,347,187
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$9,372,020
Net income from fundraising events$-15,241
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$38,580
Miscellaneous revenues$35,795
Total revenues$73,785,645

Form 990s for University of Central Florida Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-09990View PDF
2021-062022-04-28990View PDF
2020-062021-05-05990View PDF
2019-062020-11-18990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 12 new grant, including a grant for $600,000 from Tavistock Foundation
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 55 new grant, including a grant for $2,525,000 from Dr Phillips
August 11, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 18, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
July 1, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 11 new personnel
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Political advocacyProvides grantsLobbyingConservation easementFundraising eventsOperates internationallyState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donationsNo full-time employees
General information
12424 Research Pkwy Suite 140
Orlando, FL 32826
Metro area
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
Orange County, FL
Website URL
(407) 882-1220
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B84: Alumni Associations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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