Samford University

Samford University Overview

Samford University is located in Birmingham, AL. The organization was established in 1951. 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, Samford University employed 3,021 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, Samford University generated $233.0m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 3.1% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $240.4m during the year ending 06/2020. While expenses have increased by 0.1% 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 2017, Samford University has awarded 14 individual grants totaling $286,444. 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:

Part 3 - Line 1

A UNIVERSITY THAT NURTURES PERSONS IN THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF INTELLECT, CREATIVITY, FAITH, AND PERSONHOOD: FOSTERS ACADEMIC, CAREER, AND ETHICAL COMPENTENCY WHILE ENCOURAGING SOCIAL AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AND SERVICE TO OTHERS.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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SAMFORD UNIVERSITY, WITH ITS 13:1 STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO IN THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR, OFFERED 37 DEGREE PROGRAMS IN 123 MAJORS TO STUDENTS IN TEN ACADEMIC SCHOOLS. STUDENTS WERE ENROLLED FROM MORE THAN 46 STATES AND 28 FOREIGN COUNTRIES. THE TUITION AND FEES DERIVED FROM THESE STUDENTS PAID THE SALARIES, WAGES AND BENEFITS OF THE UNIVERSITY'S FACULTY AND STAFF.


SAMFORD UNIVERSITY AWARDED OVER $60 MILLION IN AID TO NEARLY 5,320 STUDENTS DURING THE 2019-2020 AID YEAR.


ADDITIONAL PROGRAM SERVICES INCLUDE FOOD SERVICES AND VENDING, EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS/PROGRAMS AND OTHER TYPES OF PROGRAM SERVICES.


SAMFORD UNIVERSITY MAINTAINS A BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS OF ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDINGS AND STUDENT HOUSING.


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Samford University Board, Officers & Key Employees

Name (title)Compensation
Name Not Listed
Trustee
$0

Samford University Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Hoar Construction Llc
Construction Contractor
$11,964,917
Sodexo Inc & Affliates
Dining Services
$6,241,172
Csi Leasing Inc
Leasing Company
$1,441,947
Ssc Services For Education
Cleaning Services
$2,356,962
Emerald Green Landscapes Llc
Landscape Services
$912,582
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$167,229
Related organizations$0
Government grants $2,418,850
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$13,058,918
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $1,142,362
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$15,644,997
Total Program Service Revenue$206,657,241
Investment income $4,206,745
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $87,323
Royalties $259,432
Net Rental Income -$756,125
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $6,960,280
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$41,768
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $233,018,125

Samford University Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Samford University has awarded $44,710 in support to 3 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

ONE VISION INTERNATIONAL INC

Org PageRecipient Profile

Knoxville, TN

PURPOSE: General support

$21,600

MULLY CHILDRENS FAMILY USA

Org PageRecipient Profile

Alpharetta, GA

PURPOSE: General support

$16,360

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM

PURPOSE: General support

$6,750
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Samford University Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 23 grants that Samford University has recieved totaling $1,665,920.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Lilly Endowment Inc

Indianapolis, IN

PURPOSE: THRIVING CONGREGATIONS INITIATIVE

$540,000
Lilly Endowment Inc

Indianapolis, IN

PURPOSE: THRIVING CONGREGATIONS INITIATIVE

$460,000
Pete M Hanna Charitable Foundation

Hoover, AL

PURPOSE: FUNDING OF SCHOLARSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

$225,855
Burton Family Foundation

Birmingham, AL

PURPOSE: CONTRIBUTION TO HELP NURTURE PERSONS IN THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF INTELLECT, CREATIVITY, FAITH, AND PERSONHOOD: FOSTERS ACADEMIC, CAREER, AND ETHICAL COMPENTENCY WHILE ENCOURAGING SOCIAL AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AND SERVICE TO OTHERS

$100,000
Robert R Meyer Foundation

Birmingham, AL

PURPOSE: GENERAL OPERATING

$50,000
Robert R Meyer Foundation

Birmingham, AL

PURPOSE: GENERAL OPERATING

$50,000
View Grant Recipient Profile

Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$347,137,118
Earnings$589,039
Net Contributions$2,959,414
Other Expense$17,816,505
Ending Balance$332,869,066

Samford University Peer Organizations

Organization NameAssets
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$777,842,794
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Decatur, GA
$526,678,235
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Daytona Beach, FL
$561,742,106
Savannah College Of Art And Design Inc
Savannah, GA
$587,003,201
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$406,533,025
University Of Tampa
Tampa, FL
$349,937,175
Belmont University
Nashville, TN
$378,873,316
Stetson University Inc
DeLand, FL
$246,563,024
Samford University
Birmingham, AL
$233,018,125
Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN
$193,551,646
Barry University Inc
Miami Shores, FL
$201,317,101
Florida Institute Of Technology Inc
Melbourne, FL
$193,652,576

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