The Golden Gopher Fund aspires to support the University of Minnesota Athletics Department in forging tomorrow’s leaders through world-class academics opportunities, extensive student-athlete development and nationally recognized athletic experiences. The Golden Gopher Fund is responsible for generating philanthropic gifts to assist the athletics department in covering all costs associated with the student-athlete experience in the classroom, in competition and in life.

Please see below for the different ways to give to the Golden Gopher Fund.

If you are a current donor and know your username and password, please log in first. All current donors have a username and password that allows them to access their Gopher Sports online account.  If you don't know your username and password, please call (612) 624-8080 (option 2) and a customer service representative will assist you.

If you have questions about making a gift, payment plans or would like a personal consultation, please call the Golden Gopher Fund at (612) 626-4653.

General Scholarship Fund

Your gifts to the Golden Gopher Annual Fund support the greatest needs and highest priorities of the Athletics Department, creating an immediate and positive impact for our student-athletes. Areas such as student-athlete tuition, room and board, academic support, health and nutrition and team travel are a few examples of how your gifts are put to work.

Give To The General Scholarship Fund

Capital Projects

Learn more about our Nothing Short of Greatness campaign to build new development facilities for all Gopher student-athletes.

Give To Nothing Short of Greatness Campaign

Scholarship Seating

Your gifts to scholarship seating create a complete collegiate experience of Gopher student-athletes. Scholarship seating is associated with select season tickets for Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s Hockey and Volleyball.

Make a Scholarship Seating Gift


Gifts to one of our existing endowments create a lasting legacy set up for long-term success, providing critical funding to current student-athletes and generations of future Gophers.

Give To Endowments


Each year, our coaches and their staffs carefully plan for the upcoming year and identify many needs and areas for growth. Your sport-specific gifts help our teams address these needs and pursue Big Ten Championships.

Give To A Sport