The Notre Dame Endowment
The Notre Dame Endowment is the 12th largest educational endowment in the country and the largest at a Catholic university. Spending from the Endowment provides substantial annual funding for scholarship and fellowship recipients, endowed faculty positions, academic programs, library collections and the general operating budget.
The Endowment is invested in a highly diversified, multi-asset class portfolio, with a heavy commitment to equity and equity-like investments for long-term growth. The portfolio has accomplished top-tier investment performance over both short and long-term time periods.
Endowment strength, together with sound fiscal management University-wide, enables Notre Dame to maintain a long-term debt rating of "Aaa" from Moody's Investors Service.