Annual Fund

The Monterey Institute Annual Fund is where alumni, friends, parents, students, faculty, and staff provide resources that are applied directly to support MIIS students and the Monterey Institute’s educational mission. 

The Annual Fund turns individual gifts of all sizes into support for key aspects of a Monterey Institute education. We put every dollar to immediate use for areas of greatest need.

What the MIIS Annual Fund Supports

Thanks to gifts made to the Annual Fund, the Monterey Institute is able to provide scholarship support to students, sustain a robust academic community, and attract and retain world-class faculty.

  • Students:
    Gifts to the Annual Fund provide much-needed support for academic scholarships. All U.S. and international applicants to Monterey Institute master's degree programs are considered for Monterey Institute merit-based scholarship once they have been admitted. More than 90% of students qualify for and receive financial aid each year. 

  • The MIIS Community:
    Gifts to the Annual Fund support seminars, speaker series, and public events that build community on the Monterey Peninsula, in Washington, DC, Vienna, Austria, and beyond. The Annual Fund supports campus technology, the library, and campus facilities.
  • Faculty:
    More than 75 exceptional professors in all disciplines are teaching MIIS students right now. Gifts to the Annual Fund enable the work of our faculty, provide the resources that attract and retain first-rate professors and create opportunities for their own scholarship and research. The Institute's student faculty ratio is 10:1.

How Can I Make a Gift?

Click on the Give Now button on each webpage to be directed to a secure giving site. You can also learn more on how to specifically direct your gift through gift planning.

Every Gift Counts

Every gift to the Monterey Institute Annual Fund – no matter the size – makes a sizeable difference! For example, gifts from more than 700 donors last year added up to over $3 million!

Participation Matters

It’s never too soon to think about giving back. Giving to the Monterey Institute Annual Fund sends a message to students and faculty that alumni, friends, foundations, corporations, and other major donors think the education provided by MIIS brings value to the world.

In addition, many donors look at alumni giving as a vote of confidence in their school and often examine the percentage of alumni giving when they are considering making their own gifts. This participation rate also factors into college ranking systems. High marks help to attract the most talented students and faculty in the world.

What’s in it for you?

The Monterey Institute Annual Fund offers special recognition to donors of all ages. You will be recognized on the public annual Donor Roll and your name will be featured on the interactive Donor Wall on campus. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering for the Monterey Institute Annual Fund is a great way to connect with classmates and help shape the Institute’s future. There are many opportunities to get involved! Find out more.