Each year, the Foundation makes millions of dollars available to Texas A&M for students, faculty, facilities, and programs according to donors' wishes. In fiscal year 2018, these funds totaled $111.1 million. These funds consist of non-endowed gifts, funds disbursed immediately rather than invested by the Foundation, and income endowments.
The Foundation links donations to four designations we call “impact areas.” Student impact represents academic scholarships and fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty impact refers to gifts that fund faculty chairs, professorships and fellowships. College-impact gifts help a college or department through discretionary or building funds. Spirit-impact gifts cultivate student organizations, traditions and other outside-the-classroom programs.