Ways to Make a Gift

We provide a range of giving options to serve your needs and support your areas of interest.

Payment Methods

  • ONLINE: Make a gift using our secure giving form.
  • PHONE OR MAIL: Call 530-898-5297 to make your gift over the phone, or complete and mail our giving form (PDF), with your check or credit card information to:

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

After we process your transaction, you will receive an official tax receipt for your records.

Types of Giving

  • LEADERSHIP GIFTS are annual pledges of $1,500 or more and strengthen the University’s ability to meet emerging needs. Supporters at this level are honored as Tower Society members.
  • DIRECT GIFTS can be made online with a credit card or by check using our giving form (PDF). You can make a one-time or recurring gift to support the Chico State Fund (the University’s greatest need) or specify any area you wish.
  • PLANNED AND ESTATE GIFTS allow donors and their professional advisors to create planned gifts that meet their personal financial objectives while benefiting generations of students. Contact our Office of Planned Giving to discuss gifts, including:
    • stocks and securities
    • real estate
    • bequests and life insurance
    • charitable annuities and trusts
    • donor-advised funds and endowments
  • SCHOLARSHIP GIFTS keep Chico State affordable for our students—70 percent of whom now receive financial assistance. Learn more about establishing a scholarship.
  • NON-CASH GIFTS include computer hardware and software, equipment, laboratory supplies, musical instruments, art, and other materials. To make a gift-in-kind, please contact the college or office you would like it to benefit.


For assistance or additional information, contact our development officers or:

University Advancement
California State University, Chico
400 W. First St.
Chico, CA, 95929-0155

Email: dseuser@csuchico.edu
Phone: 530-898-4405