Giving to the Institute of Child Development

Support our students and advance the science of child development. A financial gift—of any size—will help us continue to provide high-quality programming and research and teaching opportunities to our students.

About the Institute

Jed Elison, a researcher in ICD, plays with a toddler in a lab.

We're driven to make a difference

The Institute of Child Development (ICD) is the top-ranked developmental psychology program in the nation and is recognized worldwide for its faculty and their discoveries. ICD consistently attracts grant funding, produces new research, and recruits high performing graduate students, who go on to become leaders in the field of human development.

What your gift can do

Even as state funding declines, your tax-deductible support helps us recruit the very best scholars and students. It also helps us expand our outreach activities, so we can share the science of child development with more parents, families, and communities.

Gifts have funded:

  • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Graduate assistantships
  • Building and program improvements for the Child Development Laboratory School
  • Staff and student engagement and development opportunities
  • Community and research symposiums
  • New faculty research labs and start-ups

Choose a fund

The Institute of Child Development Program Development Fund
Support a wide range of programmatic activities for the Institute of Child Development.

Institute of Child Development Alumni Doctoral Fellowship
Join a group of ICD alumni in supporting our doctoral students to become the next generation of scholars.

Katherine Miles-Durst Fund for Early Childhood Development
Support graduate student research within the Institute of Child Development.

Egeland/Sroufe Fellowship Fund for Child Development
Support graduate students in the Institute of Child Development.

Herb Pick Applied Developmental Psychology Fund
Support graduate students researching basic and applied questions in developmental psychology.

Mollie and Meyer Weinberg Endowment for Child Development and Public Policy
Support activities to enhance the contributions of child development research to the public and inspire research that has potential to inform policies and programs that benefit children.

Child Development Laboratory School
Support programs and improvements within the Child Development Laboratory School.

Alex Galle Lab School Scholarship Fund
Contribute to scholarships for students attending the Shirley G. Moore Lab School at the Institute of Child Development.

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Diversity Scholarship Fund
Support the advancement of professionals of diverse backgrounds who seek to deepen their knowledge in the field of early childhood and assume leadership roles in their communities.

Carrie DePasquale Scholarship
Established in memory of ICD alumna Dr. Carrie DePasquale, who passed away suddenly of an undetected medical condition on September 12, 2020, this scholarship will provide support for graduate students in the Institute of Child Development with a preference for students who are first in their family to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree.

Six children sitting on a swing holding a thank you sign
Family participating in research.

Carmen D. and James R. Campbell Hall

Support a new Institute of Child Development building

Help us make a greater difference for children and families. New facilities will transform ICD to reflect the changing nature of teaching and learning in the science of child and adolescent psychology, and ensure the best outcomes for all children.

Learn more

Giving is easy

Credit card

Use your credit card to make a gift online via our secure portal.

Call our secure credit card hotline at 612-626-8560. Leave your full name and phone number, type of credit card, card number, expiration date, amount of your gift, and designated recipient, if any.

Check or money order

Send a check or money order, along with a gift form or letter indicating the recipient of the gift, to the University of Minnesota (U of M).

University of Minnesota Foundation
P.O. Box 860266
Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266

Payroll deduction

Payroll deduction is a convenient way for University faculty and staff to make a gift. Complete a payroll deduction form to make arrangements. Employer matching increases the impact of your gift. Each year more than 400 companies have matched gifts made by their employees to the U of M. Some companies may also match gifts from spouses and retirees. Search our online database or call your personnel office to see if your company has a matching-gifts program.