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Gifts Received

Gifts Received

In 2016-2017, the CSU received over $200 million in support – 98 percent of which was donor designated – to fund current operations and programs, including:

  • $30.5 million for student scholarships
  • $57.5 million for academic enrichment
  • $8.2 million for applied research
  • $1.7 million for faculty support
  • $3.1 million for library resources
  • $21.4 million for athletics
  • $42.1 million for public service programs
  • $2.8 million for equipment and minor facility improvements
  • $35 million for other designated priorities

Unrestricted support of $7.3 million represents two percent of all gifts received and is available for high priority needs.

For long-term capital projects, campuses received $29 million for major facility construction and renovation. This is a 24 percent increase over the prior year.

Endowments grew by $88 million in new contributions which will provide support in perpetuity. About half of endowment gifts are designated to scholarships and half are designated to academic programs.