Matching Program

For all who wish to maximize the impact of their gifts

As IU prepares to celebrate its bicentennial anniversary, we’re prepared to match the generosity of all who wish to support IU’s most valuable asset: its people.

If you choose to support an undergraduate scholarship, graduate fellowship, or endowed faculty position—or if you are a current or former IU faculty or staff member—your gift could qualify for this historic match.

Endowed scholarships and fellowships matching guidelines

Campus

Endowed scholarships and fellowships at all eight IU campuses will be eligible for matching funds.

Eligibility

All new endowed scholarships of $50,000 or more; all new endowed fellowships of $250,000 or more.

Endowed faculty position matching guidelines

Campus

New endowed faculty positions at all eight IU campuses will be eligible for matching funds.

Eligibility

Bicentennial Chair, Bicentennial Professor, Bicentennial Librarian, Bicentennial Curator, Bicentennial Professor of Practice.

Current and former faculty and staff matching guidelines

Campus

Gifts to all eight IU campuses will be eligible for matching funds.

Eligibility

All new, named endowments of at least $25,000 established by current or full-time faculty and staff are eligible for the match. This is a special challenge funded by the Office of the President to encourage faculty and staff to support the area(s) of your choosing. 

Match details

Once your gift is fully funded and generating spendable income, an IU match equal to 4.5 percent of your original gift amount will be provided annually. 

Minimum/maximum gift

$25,000 minimum amount to qualify. Each household is subject to a $5 million maximum for all matching programs.