Gift vs. Sponsored Project

To determine whether your funding is considered a gift or a sponsored project, review these descriptions.

Gifts are managed by the UMB Foundation, and sponsored projects are managed by Sponsored Programs Administration.


  • Are given with no strings attached.
  • Any report provided to the donor is a courtesy and not a condition of the receipt of funds.
  • Provide unrestricted or donor-designated support for general programs (such as the Cancer Center) or projects (such as buildings).

Sponsored Projects

  • Come with strings attached.
    • Restrictions on how funds may be expended.
    • Report requirements.
    • Project work to be delivered (services, data, training, etc.).
  • Support specific projects, programs, or services (research, training, clinical).