Each year, the Brown endowment contributes essential funds to support the mission of the University. Contributions from the endowment provide approximately 16% of Brown’s overall annual operating budget.
Endowment funds support a wide variety of strategic priorities at Brown, including academic programs, teaching, research and essential support for faculty. However, the single largest use of the endowment on an annual basis is for financial aid. Bringing talented students to campus, regardless of their ability to pay, is essential to sustain the University’s excellence and the distinctive undergraduate education for which Brown is known.