Indian American donors gave more than $1.2 billion to US universities, colleges: report

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The American Bazaar

Indian American donors have contributed more than $1.2 billion to US higher education institutions since 2000, according to a new study by the nonprofit Indiaspora. The amount includes only publicly disclosed donations made to colleges and universities, not smaller gifts that aren’t tracked, meaning total contributions made by Indian Americans could be much higher.

The study, which covers the period between January 2000 and August 2018, found that 50 different donors have made 68 donations to 37 universities and colleges.

Indiaspora revealed the findings of the study Tuesday, while announcing the launch of its “Monitor of University Giving” database, which keeps track of Indian American contributions to higher education.