North Dakota State University

2021 Endowment Report

Forging Connections  | Fostering Support | Facilitating Outcomes

Forging Connections
Fostering Support
Facilitating Outcomes

Thank you!

Your investment in North Dakota State University changes lives. Endowed funds supporting scholarships, faculty research, and student programs enhance the NDSU educational experience in perpetuity so that the next generation of leaders graduate prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

NDSU’s endowment rose to an impressive $457 million in 2021. For perspective, the endowment stood at $134 million at the beginning of 2016 — that’s a 241% increase through the In Our Hands campaign (Jan. 1, 2016-Dec. 31, 2021). Because of your investment, the NDSU Foundation transferred a record number of dollars to campus in support of student scholarships ($7 million), faculty research ($3.3 million), and student programs ($1.9 million) in 2021. This success is only possible because of the generosity of NDSU benefactors.

At the NDSU Foundation, we are committed to being excellent stewards of your gifts and strive to ensure donor intent. Your gifts are invested for the long term to maximize the campus impact while helping you establish your NDSU legacy.

As always, we are transparent about our work and welcome your feedback. Please contact us via email at or by calling 701.231.6800. Thank you for your continued confidence in and support of NDSU.

John Glover
John R. Glover
NDSU Foundation

Quick Numbers

Quick Numbers

Endowment Returns

The NDSU Foundation endowment is professionally managed by SEI in a well-diversified investment portfolio.
(as of 12/31/2021)

Endowment Growth (2016-2021)

Support to Campus


excluding facilities

The NDSU Foundation expended the donor funds represented to support NDSU’s mission. The amounts represent both current-use gifts and endowment earnings.

Endowment Purpose | 2021

Where endowments are making a difference at NDSU.

In Our Hands Campaign Results

Fundraising by purpose

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