Found Money Fund
The Found Money Fund of Idaho was established in 1981 with three pennies found on the sidewalk. The idea is credited to Terry Armstrong and Carol (Yenni) Wilson. In three decades, those first three pennies have grown to more than $436,000.
All found money is invested in the University of Idaho Trust and will be available for use at the university's bicentennial in 2089, when the fund is expected to be worth an estimated $13 million. The interest will be used in perpetuity to enhance the image of the university.
How to participate
Find a penny, nickel or quarter on the ground? Have some loose change in a desk drawer? Pick it up for the University of Idaho.
All donations can be brought to the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. (Mary Forney Hall, Room 102). Off-campus donations can be mailed to University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., c/o Found Money Fund, 875 Perimeter Drive MS3143, Moscow, ID 83844-3143. You can also use the online gift form to transfer your found money to the fund.
New Found Money Fund piggy banks can be requested from the Office of the President by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Adopt a Found Money Fund Piggy Bank,” or call 208-885-6365.
Please include in the body of the email:
- College/Unit/Department name
- Contact name and phone number
- Campus mail address or off-campus mailing address
Please allow one to two weeks for delivery.
Thank you for investing in the University of Idaho.