Search Icon
University of Idaho Foundation

Investment Objectives

  • Invest to maximize long term total return, ensure safety of principal and provide satisfactory current income (Regents of the University of Idaho, June 12, 1975)
  • Provide regular and reliable source of funding
  • Long term return 5% above inflation
  • Rank in the top 40% of comparable funds
The CIT was established by the Regents of the University of Idaho in July 1959 (11 years prior to the creation of the UI Foundation, in 1970).

The CIT was created with 25 individual endowments with a cost basis of approximately $286,000 and a market value exceeding $440,000. The funds were pooled for investment purposes for ease and efficiency of administration. As of June 30, 2014, the CIT had grown to 1,414 endowments valued at $239.6 million.