The university’s current mineral endowment spans across the nation. Most of these interests were donated to the university. Income from these properties goes directly toward program(s) or endowment(s) that the donor specified. In the case of outright gifts, the funds go directly to USC’s Endowment. Companies seeking to lease mineral interests on university-owned lands should contact Aline Mora Diaz at aline.moradiaz@usc.edu.