University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (U of M or regionally the U) is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. It is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system and has the fourth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,611 students in 2010–2011. The University is considered a Public Ivy (a public institution that is comparable to an Ivy League university) by Green's Guide. University of Minnesota is ranked among the top 25 of the nation's top research universities by the Center for Measuring University Performance, which takes into account total research, federal research, endowment assets, annual giving, National Academy members, faculty awards, doctorates granted, postdoctoral appointees, and undergraduate SAT/ACT range.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$2,102,487 Given
Information

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for University of Minnesota Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$3,260,000 Spent
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of University of Minnesota

View all lobbying data for University of Minnesota Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 1418 dockets; Submitted to 82 dockets
Information

All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "University of Minnesota" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Earmarks

$1,800,000 Received
Information

Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

Top Earmarks

Fiscal Year Amount Description
2010 $1,600,000 University of Minnesota: Development and Validation of Advanced Design Technologies for Hypersonic Research
2010 $200,000 University of Minnesota: Soybean Genomics, St. Paul, MN
View all earmarks data for University of Minnesota

Federal Spending

316 grants; 62 contracts
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
contract
University Of Minnesota 2000 $19,340,000
grant
University Of Minnesota 2012 National Institutes Of Health UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE INSTITUTE (UMN CTSI) $8,891,828
grant
University Of Minnesota 2011 National Institutes Of Health UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE INSTITUTE (UMN CTSI) $8,891,828
grant
University Of Minnesota 2013 National Institutes Of Health UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE INSTITUTE (UMN CTSI) $8,002,441
grant
University Of Minnesota 2003 Education, Department Of CONVERTED RECORD - DIRECT LOAN BASE RECORD 2002-2003 $7,919,387
grant
University Of Minnesota 2004 Student Financial Assistance Programs PELL - GRANT PROGRAM $7,282,064
grant
University Of Minnesota 2003 Education, Department Of CONVERTED RECORD - DL BASED RECORD 2003-2004 $6,853,120
grant
University Of Minnesota 2004 Education, Department Of CONVERTED RECORD - DL BASE RECORD 2004-2005 $6,700,564
grant
University Of Minnesota 2003 Student Financial Assistance Programs PELL - GRANT PROGRAM $6,596,566
grant
University Of Minnesota 2006 Education, Department Of CONVERTED RECORD - DL BASE RECORD 2006-2007 $6,527,577
View all grant & loan data for University of Minnesota View all contract data for University of Minnesota Sources: USASpending.gov

EPA Violations

2 Enforcement Actions
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Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
3m Company University of Minnesota (+106 others) 2008 Wood Ridge, Nj $18,000,000
Abb, Inc. University of Minnesota (+72 others) 2007 Wood Ridge, Nj $1,400,000
View all EPA violations data for University of Minnesota Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

1077 people on 243 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "University of Minnesota" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 667 people on 107 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 333 people on 92 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Humanities 43 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Defense 9 people on 13 committees
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 12 people on 6 committees
  • Toggle Department of Agriculture 7 people on 5 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Arts 6 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Department of Veterans Affairs 5 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 3 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Education 2 people on 2 committees
View all advisory committee data for University of Minnesota