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Beneficiary | University of Utah


The University of Utah is one of 12 beneficiaries of Utah’s trust lands. SITLA generates revenue from the 147,763 acres of land held in trust for the University, and deposits the revenue into a Permanent Fund. Interest and dividends from this permanent trust, along with all non-land sale revenues, are distributed to the University annually.

The University of Utah uses its funds to help meet its mission: “We serve the people of Utah and the world through the discovery, creation and application of knowledge; through the dissemination of knowledge by teaching, publication, artistic presentation and technology transfer; and through community engagement. As a preeminent research and teaching university with national and global reach, the University cultivates an academic environment in which the highest standards of intellectual integrity and scholarship are practiced. Students at the University learn from and collaborate with faculty who are at the forefront of their disciplines. The University faculty and staff are committed to helping students excel. We zealously preserve academic freedom, promote diversity and equal opportunity, and respect individual beliefs. We advance rigorous interdisciplinary inquiry, international involvement, and social responsibility.”

 

University of Utah
Historical Distributions and Permanent Fund Balances

Fiscal Year Annual Distributions Fund Balance
2019 $198,135 $7,919,040
2018 $172,519 $7,145,533
2017 $557,956 $5,876,670
2016 $619,887 $5,156,100
2015 $1,401,699 $4,857,659
2014 $1,347,722 $4,506,173
2013 $726,929 $3,910,815
2012 $1,356,385 $3,427,233
2011 $1,799,965 $3,449,492
2010 $2,422,650 $2,946,781
2009 $838,088 $2,780,093
2008 $467,773 $3,355,932
2007 $739,547 $3,641,825
2006 $779,215 $2,337,411
2005 $667,495 $2,293,274
2004 $701,491 $2,224,445
2003 $432,545 $2,045,025