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The URI Annual Fund

What is the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund is the University of Rhode Island's annual giving program, which provides vital, flexible, and immediate operating support across all of URI’s colleges and programs.

The Annual Fund opens doors for students every day, allowing them to learn from global thinkers and to experience different cultures and experiential opportunities, while providing student aid to help make the dream of attending college a reality. Gifts to the Annual Fund also help support Big Thinking and foster Rhody Pride across the University community.

Whether you are an alumnus, student, parent, faculty member, staff, or friend of URI, you can make an impact by making a gift today.

Where to give? You choose!

There are a variety of options available to you when designating the use of your gift. Our online giving page gives you a full list of those options, including these priorities:

giving provides flexible support where it's needed most.

The President's 21st Century Excellence Fund enables critical investments in URI's strategic priorities.

The Student's First Fund provides emergency financial assistance to students facing an unexpected crisis or difficulty.

Restricted gifts can be used to support a specific college or area.

The University libraries provide students with vital resources for learning and research.

The Student Experience is supported and enhanced through programs like Hillel, club sports and TD Nation.