Mission: The niu foundation's mission is to support northern illinois university by building the financial resources to advance excellence and enhance the university's capacity to transform lives.
Programs: Scholarships:the niu foundation's ultimate goal is --- and always has been ---- to help our students. Niu donors make it possible to award scholarships and scholastic awards at a time when our students need our help more than ever. Rising tuition, dwindling state support, limited job opportunities, and scarcity of loans make it one of the hardest times in history to get through school. These scholarships not only support niu's tradition of providing accessible educational opportunities, they also help the university maintain its commitment to academic excellence by attracting more highly qualified students.
assistance toward excellence in academic departments across campus. Cirriculum development, conferences for students, professional development for faculty and equipment are examples that gifts to the niu foundation make possible.
public service, research, academic and institutional support. Campus life includes a wide array of opportunities and experiences. Examples of initiatives donor gifts help to support include an award winning public radio station, athletics programs, our libraries, a community nursing center, research, and campus master plan.