Ways to Make a Gift

Give online

Donate online today

Give by phone or mail 

Please make your check payable to the CSU, Chico University Foundation and indicate which fund or program you wish to support on the memo line of your check. You can mail your check to the following address.

California State University, Chico
400 W. First St.
Chico, CA 95929-0999

Call 530-898-4488 to make your gift over the phone.

Give a gift of stock

Use our transfer instructions (PDF). You can also contact Advancement Services at 530-898-4405 for assistance and/or work directly with your personal financial advisor.

Give via payroll deduction 

Available to CSU, Chico employees only. CSU, Chico, Associated Students, and Research Foundation employees can make a continuing payroll deduction gift by completing and returning our Payroll Deduction Form (PDF).

Give via checking or savings account (EFT/ACH) 

Donors can make a sustaining monthly gift from their checking or savings account by completing and returning our ACH Authorization form (PDF) and a voided check.

Double your gift for free

Many employers match charitable contributions made by their employees, which can double or even triple your gift. Find out if your company has a matching gift program below. Simply follow the directions for your company under "Procedures". We'll do the rest!

Join the Tower Society 

Make a leadership gift of $1,500 or more to strengthen the University’s ability to meet emerging needs. Learn more about the Tower Society.

Plan a gift or name the University as a beneficiary in your will or estate plan

Contact Advancement Services at 530-898-4405 or plannedgiving@csuchico.edu to discuss

  • Bequests and life insurance
  • Charitable annuities and trusts
  • Donor-advised funds and endowments

Endow a scholarship 

To learn more about endowing a scholarship, please contact our Scholarship and Donor Relations Coordinator

Give non-cash gifts

To make a gift-in-kind of computer hardware and software, equipment, laboratory supplies, musical instruments, art, or other materials, contact the development officer of the college you wish to benefit.

Still have questions?

We’re here to help! A good place to start is Gift Processing at 530-898-4488 or giftservices@csuchico.edu. If our Gift Processing staff members don’t know the answer to your question(s), they’ll connect you with someone who does.