graduation picThe K Fund is the fundraising arm of the University of Kentucky Athletics Department, responsible for providing the resources necessary to ensure our student-athletes have the opportunity to earn a first-class education and compete for championships. These resources are provided through student-athlete scholarships, state-of-the-art facilities and the financial support essential for UK Athletics’ 22 varsity sport programs to excel.

By investing in the K Fund, you are providing support to more than 500 UK student-athletes and helping ensure their academic and athletic success. Donations to the K Fund, through Annual & Capital funds, are used to provide:

  • Student-Athlete Scholarships – tuition, room & board
  • Academic Support and Career Development
  • Athletic Facilities Maintenance, Renovations, or New Facilities
  • Coaching & Administrative Support

UK Athletics 2014-15 Budget Expenses: $117M+

Operating completely self-sufficiently and with no state or university funds, UK Athletics managed to offset rising operating cost and balance its budget for 2014-15 while representing just 3.9 percent of the University’s total budget. The diagram below represents a breakdown of the expected expenses for individual components of UK Athletics overall budget.

13-14 Exp Pie Chart