About the Crimson Tide Foundation
The Crimson Tide Foundation was established in February 2005 to benefit the University of Alabama's Athletic Department. Its purpose is to promote and encourage a continuing interest in, and loyalty to, the intercollegiate athletic programs at the University of Alabama; to support the staff of the University's Department of Athletics in their efforts to coordinate, develop, maintain and improve a superior intercollegiate athletics program at the University.
As the Athletic Department at the University of Alabama is 100% self-supporting, all private gifts contribute directly to the needs of our student-athletes, coaches and staff. UA Athletics receives no funding from the State of Alabama. In fact, the University of Alabama Athletic Department has never received funds from the State's taxpayers. All gifts to the Crimson Tide Foundation are applied solely to the Athletic Department's needs. The Crimson Tide Foundation provides a venue through which loyal alumni, fans and friends can give financial support to the Athletic Department, while capturing all the current tax benefits allowed by the IRS. Private support enables UA Athletics to increase its standing, in both athletics and academics, over competing universities beyond what can be accomplished with annual revenue from ticket sales, media rights and other licensing agreements.