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CSU Foundation

CSU Foundation

Founded in 1962, the CSU Foundation has one clear mission: to enhance the educational excellence of the California State University in teaching, learning, community service, and applied research. 


Alejandro Arias, 2017 Razi Scholar





Ron and Mitzi Barhorst: A Legacy of Generous Leadership

While the Barhorsts have supported the CSU for nearly two decades, they continue to be inspired each day by the incredible discoveries and achievements of students, faculty, staff and alumni.


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CSU Scholarships

Generous donations help to ensure that financial need isn't a barrier to student success and achievement.

Explore Scholarships


Foundation Programs

The CSU Foundation helps facilitate partnerships that prepare K-12 teachers and college students studying STEM.

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About the CSU Foundation

The Foundation Board of Governors and staff work to promote the CSU's interests at the state, regional and national level.

Meet the Board and Staff


Support the CSU

When you give to the CSU Foundation, you help to ensure a quality, affordable education is within reach for more Californians.

Learn How to Donate