The Corporation Of Mercer University

Organization Overview

The Corporation Of Mercer University is located in Macon, GA. The organization was established in 1946. According to its NTEE Classification (B43) the organization is classified as: Universities, under the broad grouping of Education and related organizations. As of 06/2020, Corporation Of Mercer University employed 4,641 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, Corporation Of Mercer University generated $406.5m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 3.6% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $378.4m during the year ending 06/2020. While expenses have increased by 2.4% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2015, Corporation Of Mercer University has awarded 92 individual grants totaling $13,876,766. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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MERCER UNIVERSITY'S MISSION IS TO TEACH, TO LEARN, TO CREATE, TO DISCOVER, TO INSPIRE, TO EMPOWER, AND TO SERVE.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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INSTRUCTION: THE UNIVERSITY HAS 12 COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS. THE UNIVERSITYS PROGRAMS INCLUDE LIBERAL ARTS, BUSINESS, ENGINEERING, EDUCATION, MEDICINE, NURSING, PHARMACY, LAW, THEOLOGY, MUSIC AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS. THESE EXPENSES ARE RELATED TO THE DIRECT INSTRUCTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION. THE UNIVERSITY SERVES OVER 9,000 DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS IN THE 12 COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS. THE UNIVERSITY BESTOWED OVER 2,600 DEGREES FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR. THE PEACE CORPS HAS NAMED MERCER AMONG THE TOP FIVE PEACE CORP PREP CERTIFICATE GRANTING INSTITUTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES. THE PROGRAM HAD A RECORD 12 STUDENTS OFFERED APPOINTMENT TO THE PEACE CORPS. THE UNIVERSITYS INSTRUCTION PROVIDES A FOCUS ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. THE UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED AMONG THE 50 LEADING UNIVERSITIES IN THE UNITED STATES FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 54% OF THE UNIVERSITYS SENIORS ARE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUALIZED RESEARCH WITH FACULTY. THE UNIVERSITY HAD 202 STUDENTS WHO WERE TO PRESENT AT REGIONAL AND NATIONAL CONFERENCES IN 2020.


SCHOLARSHIPS: THESE EXPENSES ARE RELATED TO THE SUPPORT PROVIDED TO THE UNIVERSITYS STUDENTS BASED ON DONOR STIPULATION, NEED AND MERIT. THE UNIVERSITY PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIP AID WITHIN 4 CATEGORIES. MERCER BASED AID SCHOLARSHIPS ARE BASED ON ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS AND THE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE RENEWABLE UP TO 4 YEARS. TALENT BASED AID SCHOLARSHIPS ARE EITHER ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS OR MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS. NEED BASED AID SCHOLARSHIPS ARE BASED ON ECONOMIC NEED. COMPETITIVE AID SCHOLARSHIPS ARE BASED ON MERIT. OVER 90% OF THE UNIVERSITYS STUDENTS RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS AND DISCOUNTS.


AUXILIARY SERVICES: THE UNIVERSITYS AUXILIARY SERVICES FACILITATES THE CREATION OF COMMUNITY, EXTENDS THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT BEYOND THE CLASSROOM AND ENHANCES THE QUALITY OF CAMPUS LIFE THROUGH THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY GOODS AND SERVICES INCLUDING RESIDENCE, DINING SERVICES, CLINIC OPERATIONS, AS WELL AS ATHLETIC AND RETAIL OPERATIONS FOR OVER 9,000 STUDENTS. AUXILIARY SERVICES MAINTAINS THE BEAR CARD SYSTEM WHICH PROVIDES FOR A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT DINING OPTIONS AND EASIER ACCESS FOR STUDENTS TO PAY FOR THOSE OPTIONS. AUXILIARY SERVICES ALSO PROVIDES MAIL AND DOCUMENT SERVICES AS WELL AS CABLE ACCESS FOR THE UNIVERSITYS STUDENT RESIDENCES.


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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$118,057
Related organizations$0
Government grants $79,725,490
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$25,392,881
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $6,423,686
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$105,236,428
Total Program Service Revenue$286,911,700
Investment income $8,209,582
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $824,815
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales -$1,854,798
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$169,355
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory -$63,529
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $406,533,025

Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, The Corporation Of Mercer University has awarded $58,380 in support to 2 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL GEORGIA INC

Org PageRecipient Profile

Macon, GA

PURPOSE: General Operations

$40,571

UGA RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC

Org PageRecipient Profile

Athens, GA

PURPOSE: Research

$17,809
View Grant Profile

Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 16 grants that The Corporation Of Mercer University has recieved totaling $643,108.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
The Peyton Anderson Foundation Inc

Macon, GA

PURPOSE: CAPRICORN

$500,000
The Peyton Anderson Foundation Inc

Macon, GA

PURPOSE: SCHOLARSHIP

$32,000
James Hyde Porter Testamentary

Macon, GA

PURPOSE: GENERAL OPERATIONS

$25,000
Dermatology Pa Foundation Inc

Alexandria, VA

PURPOSE: RESEARCH GRANT

$24,577
American Online Giving Foundation Inc

Newark, DE

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$15,381
Assistance League Of Atlanta Georgia

Peachtree Corners, GA

PURPOSE: SCHOLARSHIP

$10,000
View Grant Recipient Profile

Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$376,609,510
Earnings-$2,374,397
Net Contributions$4,582,017
Other Expense$17,379,775
Ending Balance$361,437,355

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