Giving to Chico State

Ways to Give

Give online by credit card

Search funds to support and donate today by using our online giving form

Give by mail, text, or phone 

Mail a check payable to CSU, Chico University Foundation, noting the area you'd like to support in the memo section, to: 

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

Text "Chico" to 4144 to give on your mobile phone or call 530-898-5297 to speak with our staff.

Make a CSU, Chico payroll deduction gift

Employees of CSU, Chico, Associated Students, or the Research Foundation can make a monthly pre-tax payroll deduction gift. Complete the payroll deduction form (PDF) and send to University Advancement Services at campus zip code 0155.

Please note: Your payroll deduction gift will take the State Controller’s Office approximately two pay periods (60 days) to process. Payroll deductions will be labeled as “Assoc Dues” on your paycheck.

Make an outright gift of stock/bonds

Please contact Gift Processing at 530-898-4488 or and/or your personal financial advisor for assistance. 

Give via your checking or savings account

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

See if your company will match your gift 

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!

Give a Tower Society gift 

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.

Name CSU, Chico as a beneficiary in your will or estate 

Check out information on planned giving. 

Explore other planned giving options

Read more about the benefits of planned giving to Chico State or contact Advancement Services at 530-898-4405 or to discuss all your planned giving options, such as

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

Establish a scholarship

Learn more about scholarship giving.

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.

Have questions?

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