NKU Foundation

Established in 1970, the NKU Foundation was created to manage privately donated gifts for Northern Kentucky University. The Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization governed by an elected Board of Directors.  Since its inception, the Foundation has helped transform NKU from undeveloped farmland into a thriving, metropolitan university that has spent the last 50 years dedicated to living our mission of engaging, empowering and elevating the people and region we serve.

While state appropriations help fund NKU's basic operating budget, the Foundation provides other sources of revenue necessary for our continued advancement. Gifts from generous donors have funded student scholarships, campus expansion and renovations, athletics, the arts, technology upgrades, community outreach programs, faculty residencies, honors learning, and more. There are several ways to invest in NKU. Your gift can be as personal as your legacy. How will you leave your mark?