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Endowment Giving

Vanderbilt continues to grow thanks to a community of supporters who have invested not only in the Vanderbilt they know—but in the university they dream we will become.

Everything across our campus—from the people to the places—has in some way been made possible by generations of philanthropists who believed in Vanderbilt’s mission.

Our endowment is the single most important financial underpinning for the university. During fiscal year 2021, it grew to $10.9 billion, which allowed Vanderbilt to make $348 million in distributions to support students, faculty and academic programs. Click on any of the stories in the above slideshow to see a glimpse of the endowment’s power to make Vanderbilt such a special place.