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The N Fund is the best way for you to support the University of Nebraska–Lincoln through annual giving. This impactful approach allows you to make contributions to priority funds that support specific Nebraska colleges, as well as broader areas of need like student scholarships, faculty development and campus libraries. Through the N Fund, you can choose to support whatever you think is most important, including:

  • Your college – It may be the one you attended or one that is of special interest to you. Your gift will provide resources like technology in the classroom, scholarship support and special projects.
  • Scholarships – A gift to student scholarships helps Nebraska students whose greatest obstacle is financial need.
  • Faculty development – Your gift to this area will help Nebraska recruit and retain the nation’s most skilled, motivated and inspirational instructors who connect with students and help them reach their highest potential.
  • Libraries – Nebraska’s libraries are campus hubs that are a precious and irreplaceable commodity for students. Support this most essential campus resource with a gift to this fund.
  • The greatest needs of the university – Needs and opportunities are ever-changing at Nebraska. Gifts to the area of greatest need allow funding to go directly and immediately to where it is most critical.

When you direct your giving through the unified family of funds in the N Fund, you make a bigger difference on campus. Your gift will benefit only the purpose you’ve chosen and will be combined with other gifts to make the biggest impact. By focusing on these definitive priority areas, we can continue to advance the mission of the university, make private donations reach much further and ultimately help more students.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln would not be what it is today without the support of alumni and friends. Make your gift today to make a difference for Nebraska students.


A gift to this fund supports students by providing scholarships recognizing academic excellence and financial need. The scholarships are awarded through UNL’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Greatest Needs

A gift to this fund provides flexible financial support to the UNL chancellor to invest in special projects that enhance the teaching, research and outreach missions of the university.


Other departments, programs and areas.


The University of Nebraska Foundation has a crowdfunding portal available for passionate supporters of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln!

Our mission-inspired, project-focused tool enables passionate members of the general public, student organizations, alumni and UNL faculty and staff to raise funds for special projects and help proposals reach new heights.

See our current campaigns below:

Seasons of COVID Documentary Film


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Contributions to the Four Seasons of COVID crowdfunding campaign will be used for production and finishing costs on the film in fall 2021.

Kappa Kappa Psi Tyler Butterfield Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser


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The Kappa Kappa Psi Tyler Butterfield Memorial Scholarship Fund is a scholarship created to celebrate the life of Tyler Butterfield and the impact that he has had on his fellow musicians and the countless friends and relationships he made along the way. 

Husker Pantry


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More and more students are depending on the Husker Pantry each week due to the pandemic. In response to this growing need to help food-insecure students, the Husker Pantry is partnering with campus dining services to provide meal tickets to Husker students in need.

Daily Nebraskan


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Join DN alumni in supporting the newsroom that has launched the successful careers of so many.
Support free speech. Support UNL’s independent student voice. Support the journalists of tomorrow with a gift to the DN today.

Interested in starting your own campaign?



Looking for other ways to give?

The University of Nebraska Foundation offers thousands of ways to make an impact. Click the link below to find all of your options.