Foreign Gift & Contract Reporting

At DU, our departments are sustained and enriched by international partnerships and the generosity of our global community. Section 117 of the Higher Education Act (20 U.S.C. § 1011f) requires higher education institutions to report to the Department of Education all contracts with and gifts from a foreign source that are valued at $250,000 or more when combined with any other contracts with and gifts from that foreign source within a calendar year.

We require departments to internally report all foreign gifts or contracts valued at $5,000 or more.

Our process takes into account that separate DU units could receive foreign gifts and contracts that are individually less than $250,000 but nevertheless amount to $250,000 or more when they are combined over the course of a calendar year with other units' foreign gifts and contracts from the same source.

Complete this Foreign Gift & Contract Reporting Survey to submit a report to our department

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  • What is a "foreign source"?

    20 USC § 1011f(h)(2) defines "Foreign Source" as:

    • a foreign government, including an agency of a foreign government;
    • a legal entity, governmental or otherwise, created solely under the laws of a foreign state or states;
    • an individual who is not a citizen or a national of the United States or a trust territory or protectorate thereof; and
    • an agent, including a subsidiary or affiliate of a foreign legal entity, acting on behalf of a foreign source.
  • What is a "contract with a foreign source"?

    Any agreement for the acquisition of property or services by a foreign source; agreements to purchase property or services from a foreign source are not reportable.

  • What is a "gift from a foreign source"?

    Any gift of money or property received from a foreign source.

  • Where can I find additional information about the law?

    The Department of Education's resource page contains guidance from the Department of Education, as well as an online searchable database of Foreign Gift & Contract reporting data submitted by all US institutions.

DU's Reporting Process