Giving to the Institute of Child Development
Your generous support of the Institute of Child Development is more critical than ever, helping us retain the very best scholars and students. Support for graduate fellowships enables the Department to compete nationally and internationally for top graduate students, enhancing our research, and support the nationally recognized research of our faculty.
About the Institute
The Institute of Child Development continues to rank as one of the top child development departments in the world and was recently ranked first in U.S. News and World Report for public universities. It is one of the most productive departments in terms of research productivity, the number and quality of graduate students, and the level of external contract and grant support awarded. Advancing the traditions of innovative basic and applied scholarship allows us to recruit the best young faculty and graduate students in the field, broadening the scope of our research while enriching both undergraduate and graduate education.
What your gift can do
Your tax-deductible support for the Institute of Child Development helps us attract and retain the very best scholars and students even as state funding declines. It gives our faculty resources for enlarging knowledge and understanding in neuro-behavioral development, parent-child attachment, early childhood development and relational aggression.
Choose a fund
Child Development Program Development Fund (#3653)
For general support of students, programs, research and improvements within the Institute of Child Development.
Radke-Yarrow Research Endowment (#3784)
Marian Radke-Yarrow was a Minnesota PhD alumna (1944) who spent her life studying developmental psychology. This fund was established to support students and initiatives in the Institute of Child Development focused on interpersonal relationships research.
Katherine Miles-Durst Fund for Early Childhood Development (#4872)
For general support of graduate student research within the Institute of Child Development.
Herb Pick Applied Developmental Psychology Seed Grant Fund (#8795)
This fund supports the award of seed grants to graduate students in the Institute of Child Development whose research focuses on Applied Developmental Psychology.
Mollie and Meyer Weinberg Endowment for Child Development and Public Policy (#7115)
This fund supports a program of activities to enhance the contributions of child development research to the public interest and to inspire research that has potential to inform policies and programs that benefit children.
Shirley G. Moore Lab School Fund (#3646)
For general support of programs and improvements within the Shirley G. Moore Lab School.
Giving is easy!
Cash gift options:
- Send a check or money order made payable to the University of Minnesota along with a letter designating the recipient of the gift. University of Minnesota Foundation McNamara Alumni Center University of Minnesota Gateway 200 Oak Street S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455-2010
- Use your credit card to make a gift online. Our secure website encrypts all your personal information so that it cannot be read over the Internet.
- Call our secure credit card hotline at 612-626-8560. Leave your full name and phone number, type of credit card, card number, expiration date, amount of your gift, and designated recipient, if any.
- Payroll deduction is a convenient way for University faculty and staff to make a gift. Complete a payroll deduction form (in pdf format) to make arrangements. Employer matching increases the impact of your gift. Each year more than 400 companies have matched gifts made by their employees to the University of Minnesota. Some companies may also match gifts from spouses and retirees. Search our online database or call your personnel office to see if your company has a matching-gifts program.