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The University Foundation

University Foundation

One of three CSU, Chico auxiliaries, the University Foundation is the steward of gifts and endowments for the entire campus. The foundation was organized and incorporated as a nonprofit California corporation in 1940, with a mission to support and enhance campus projects and programs. In 1997, its function became solely philanthropic.

A governing board provides fiduciary oversight and endowment management, and serves to engage parents and the community in charitable giving.

A gift to the University Foundation is an investment in the future of Chico State, a gift that helps to ensure the success of our students. With your support, we transform education.

Mission Statement

The Foundation’s mission is to support CSU, Chico’s strategic plan by raising, investing and disbursing funds to fuel the growth and excellence of the University.