To provide ULI with “venture capital” to address emerging issues affecting the land use profession, the Foundation accepts named endowment gifts of $250,000 or more to fund specific ULI programs and initiatives—giving members the rare opportunity to contribute to a cause or project that is personally meaningful. These types of gifts help to guarantee that the Institute remains forward thinking and has the resources available to track specific topical areas over time.
In addition to endowment gifts, term gift opportunities are also available to donors who wish to underwrite current ULI research and education projects and programs. A term gift is an annual contribution to the Foundation that supports a recurring ULI program or initiative over a specified period of time. Funds raised through term gifts do not become part of the Foundation’s endowment; rather, these funds are used in their entirety for direct program support over the term of the gift. A donor of a term gift will receive name recognition in connection with each program or project that his or her gift supports.