Ways to Make a Gift
You can make a gift online via our Secure Server.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. All of your personal information will be encrypted during your transaction. After we process your transaction, you will receive an official tax receipt for your records.
By Mail or Phone
Complete and mail our convenient gift form (PDF) with your check or credit card information. You can also call 530-898-5297 and make your gift over the phone. After we process your transaction, you will receive an official tax receipt for your records.
CSU, Chico state employees, Associated Students employees, and Research Foundation employees can make a continuing gift via payroll deduction. Download, complete, and return our payroll deduction form (PDF) to sign up.
Stock and Securities
This tax-wise method of giving allows you to give appreciated stock to the University and receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the gift. Additionally, you may avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation.
Donating a residence, vacation home, land, or farm that has appreciated in value can avoid capital gains taxation and provide a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the property. See more information on donating real estate to CSU, Chico.
Non-cash gifts include computer hardware and software, equipment, expendable supplies for laboratories, library archive collections, musical instruments, works of art, and other materials that the University would otherwise need to purchase. To discuss making a gift-in-kind, please contact the college or office that is the most likely beneficiary.
Gifts that Provide Income and Tax Advantages
Our office of Planned Giving assists donors and their professional advisors in designing strategies to create planned gifts that meet their personal financial objectives while benefiting generations of future students.
Your gift can have an even greater impact if your employer has a matching gift program!
Should you need any assistance or additional information, contact:
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA, 95929-0156
Biochemistry major Jared Brown, left, works with Professor Dan Clark to isolate proteins during the 2014 Chemistry Summer Research Institute. The annual program is supported by a combination of alumni gifts, industry partnerships, and agency grants. Read More