Types of Gifts

By investing in Kansas City's university, you are investing in Kansas City. Whether you choose to create a scholarship or endowed chair, provide funding for a new or enhanced building, or support a specific educational program, your gift to UMKC Foundation not only strengthens UMKC - it also impacts the growth of our community.


There is no better investment than supporting the hopes and dreams of a student. For those who can’t afford a college education, your gift toward scholarships will make a life-changing difference. 

In addition to creating an opportunity for growth and learning, you are setting an example for future generations. Many students who receive scholarships today become tomorrow's scholarship donors. Your gift can create a "chain of philanthropy" that extends far into the future.

An endowed scholarship produces annual income every year for scholarship aid. The principal remains intact, ensuring that the fund continues in perpetuity. Your endowed scholarship will impact generations of UMKC students and establish your legacy to the university and the community.

If you are interested in starting an endowed scholarship, please contact a Foundation staff member and they will be happy to assist you.

Annual Gifts

By giving annually to UMKC, alumni, parents and friends make a collective impact. You provide financial support for students, create groundbreaking research opportunities and enhance the student experience for generations to come. You have the opportunity to help students in many ways, thank you for your belief in UMKC. Together, we are accomplishing great things!


How can I make a gift?
Give online
Call 816-235-1566

Does your employer offer matching gifts?
Many companies will match charitable gifts made by their employees, doubling or, in some cases, tripling your gift. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. You can obtain a matching gift form from your human resources department. Complete the requested information and return the form to:

UMKC Foundation
202 Administrative Center
5115 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

What is the Annual Fund?
Each unit on campus has their own fund within the Annual Fund (i.e. Bloch School - Annual Fund). Gifts to the Annual Fund provides direct support to students through scholarships, emergency aid, travel for competitions or performances, technology upgrades, student programming and much more.

Why is my gift needed?
Students rely on you to acheive their dreams. Gifts to UMKC ensure students continue to have access to a quality education by funding scholarships and emergency aid requests that would not be possible without our loyal donors.


You have the power to help safeguard the future of University of Missouri-Kansas City. How? By making an endowed gift. Your gift is an investment in our future, helping us grow and thrive for years to come.

If you are interested in starting an endowment, please contact a Foundation staff member and they will be happy to assist you.