Fact Sheet

Type of Institution

CSU, Chico and The CSU, Chico Research Foundation are public, nonprofit educational entities exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

Date of Incorporation

CSU, Chico was established in 1887 as a California Normal School for teacher training. It is the second oldest CSU campus. In 1924 it became a four-year State College, and in 1972 it became a comprehensive University.

Legal Name of Applicant

The CSU, Chico Research Foundation was established July 1, 1997, as an auxiliary organization, acting as the legal recipient for California State University, Chico of all externally funded projects.

IRS Employer Identification Number

68-0386518 (Research Foundation)

State Tax ID#

178-4872 (Research Foundation)

Dun & Bradstreet Number

61-217-7162 (Research Foundation)

F & A (Indirect) Cost Rates (PDF)

Dated-July 5, 2017
7/1/2016 to 06/30/2020
41.50% of Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC) on-campus
18.50% of MTDC off-Campus

F & A (Indirect) Rate on  State Contracts only

25% Modified Total Direct Costs

Authorized Signatories for grants/contracts

Dr. Richard J. Tafalla, Associate Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs

Official Institutional Name and Address

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
25 Main Street, Suite 103
Chico, CA 95928-5388

Main Telephone Number


Fax Number


Web Address




State Congressional District

Fourth Senate District; Third Assembly District


Jim Nielsen


James Gallagher

Federal Congressional District

Federal Congressional District 1


Diane Feinstein; Kamala Harris

US House of Representatives, 1st Congressional District

Doug LaMalfa

Cognizant Federal Audit Agency

US Department of Health and Human Services

External Auditor

Aldrich Advisors

Date of Most Recent Audit

June 30, 2017

Service Area

The twelve counties of northeastern California; 33,000 square miles.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

National Provider Identifier

1073754347 (Research Foundation)

USDA - Animal Care Number

Class "R" Research Facility, Registration No. 93-R-0414

  • Human Subjects in Research IRB number is 00001364
  • Human Subjects in Research Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) number is 00001655
  • Animal Welfare Reference Assurance number is A4399-01