The project budget for GSEF is around $30,000 per year. If the whole amount is not used up, the surplus can roll over to future terms so applications for large projects will not be refused outright.

As of July 2022:

  • All-time GSEF expenditures total $1,960,340.03 of direct benefits to graduate students plus $66,956.90 of administrative costs
  • GSEF has $3,540,681.92 in its Endowment Fund (to build interest), of which $1,253,077.27 is interest income
  • GSEF also has $173,623.51 in the Trust Fund (for short-term spending)
  • Below is a summary; for full details, see the full GSEF Financial Overview
  Trust (“Income fund” in constitution) Endowment (“Capital” in const.)
  Donation Income Expenses Year-end Balance Donation Income Interest Income Year-end Balance
’02-03 $40,577 $0 $40,577 $41,083 $0 $127,497
’03-04 $59,722 $20,128 $80,171 $59,878 $3,071 $190,446
’04-05 $63,091 $8,251 $135,011 $62,629 $15,051 $268,126
’05-06 $62,580 $34,235 $163,356 $62,580 $18,596 $349,302
’06-07 $68,920 $44,186 $188,089 $68,940 $17,163 $435,404
’07-08 $82,580 $67,084 $203,585 $82,600 $26,317 $544,322
’08-09 $94,210 $89,977 $207,818 $94,210 $9,035 $647,566
’09-10 $99,350 $108,412 $198,756 $99,350 $22,489 $769,405
’10-11 $104,930 $141,841 $161,845 $104,970 $16,671 $891,047
’11-12 $114,180 $139,620 $136,404 $114,180 $33,003 $1,038,230
’12-13 $130,030 $135,246 $131,189 $130,030 $47,214 $1,215,474
“13-14 $134,970 $140,104 $126,055 $134,970 $47,136 $1,397,580
14-15 $141,100 $141,770 $125,384 $141,100 $38,261 $1,635,031
15-16 $143,140 $167,745 $100,779 $143,140 $43,455 $1,821,626
16-17 $146,420 $156,188 $91,011 $146,420 $50,787 $2,107,774
17-18 $154,400 $156,576 $88,835 $154,400 $57,373 $2,355,703
18-19 $156,419 $143,121 $102,133 $156,419 $64,914 $2,621,156
19-20 $145,731 $168,441 $79,423 $145,721 $134,142 $2,901,019
20-21 $128,824 $69,846 $138,401 $128,824 $125,798 $3,155,641
21-22* $129,747 $94,524 $173,624 $129,747 $255,294 $3,540,682

*Updated July 7th, 2022

How are the GSEF funds invested?

The GSEF endowment funds are pooled with the funds of all other UW endowments, and they are all invested and managed by the University.