Support a University on the Rise

Where to Give

Big things are happening at UT as we work to achieve Chancellor Plowman’s vision. Private support helps fulfill our mission of shared commitment to discovery, creativity, learning, and engagement. Choose an area to support and join our pursuit of academic excellence, life-changing research, and the Volunteer traditions of service and leadership.

Make a Gift
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Support a college or school and help Vols learn through groundbreaking research, dedicated faculty, and real-world experiences.

Give to a College
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Your support for faculty research and compensation enables UT to recruit and retain pioneers in their fields.

Give for Faculty
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Graduate fellowships attract top students to Rocky Top, driving original research and world-changing innovation.

Give to Graduate Fellowships
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Scholarships remove barriers to Rocky Top and transform the future for Vols and their families.

Give to Scholarships
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Gifts to Tennessee Athletics will ensure student-athletes achieve comprehensive excellence both on and off the field.

Give to Athletics
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VOLstarter is Rocky Top’s crowdfunding platform! See how you can help students raise money to fund dream projects.

Give to VOLstarter Projects

Because of your generosity, I’ve been able to explore new academic experiences without having to fear for my financial stability.”

Barrett Welchons

Class of 2026


Gifts to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are processed by the UT Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that is the preferred channel for all private contributions that benefit students and faculty at the University of Tennessee. Learn more.