California State University Foundation

aka CSU Foundation   |   Long Beach, CA   |  www.calstate.edu/foundation

Mission

The mission of the CSU Foundation is to enhance the educational excellence of the California State University in teaching, learning, community service, and applied research.

Ruling year info

1962

President

Mr. Larry Salinas

Main address

401 Golden Shore

Long Beach, CA 90802 USA

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EIN

95-6123757

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (T11)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The California State University promotes student success through opportunity and a high-quality education that prepares students to become leaders in the changing workforce, making the CSU a vital economic engine of California. The CSU Foundation shares a commitment to upholding and advancing the founding mission, vision and values of the California State University.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarship Program

Systemwide scholarship program that provides scholarship support throughout the 23 campuses of the California State University. The scholarships include both annual and endowed awards.

Population(s) Served
Students

Support of major CSU initiatives such as improving the graduation rate, eliminating the achievement gap between underrepresented minority students and non-underrepresented minority students, and teacher preparation through collaboration with external funders.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The CSU Foundation supports the educational and governance activities of the 23 university campuses, through regular meetings of its Trustees, presidents, employees, and alumni leaders as well as providing employee recognition.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students

Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This includes the number of CSU students receiving systemwide scholarships.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students

Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total dollar value CSU students received from systemwide scholarships.

Number of new charitable gift annuities received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Support of Major CSU Initiatives

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of new charitable gift annuities opened by CSU campuses through our systemwide charitable gift annuity program.

Total dollar value of gifts and grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Support of Major CSU Initiatives

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Amount of charitable gifts and grants received to support student scholarships and programs of the CSU.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of the CSU Foundation is to enhance the educational excellence of the California State University in teaching, learning, community service, and applied research.

Established in 1962, the CSU Foundation is the university's central foundation and serves the Office of the Chancellor. The CSU Foundation exists to promote the national, state and regional interests of the California State University. The Board of Governors represents a cross-section of business, community, cultural, and educational leaders with a shared commitment to uphold and advance the mission and goals of the university.

The CSU Foundation promotes individual and institutional excellence and serves the university in a capacity that could not be achieved by a single, local institution. The following activities promote this success:

• Systemwide endowed scholarship programs and multiple annual scholarships distributing scholarships across all 23 CSU campuses.

• Established in 1999 under the authorization of the State of California Insurance Commissioner, the systemwide gift annuity program benefits charitable activity for California State University campuses.

• Donor initiated projects focus on student success, outreach initiatives, teacher preparation, and innovation partnerships.

• Employee recognition programs that reward the dedicated employees of the CSU include the summer picnic and the annual end of the year service awards.

The CSU Foundation is the charity of choice for donors wishing to make a multi-campus or systemwide impact. Our processes are designed to support students and programs across the CSU system. Our staff's expertise in charitable gift annuity programs provides centralized service to participating campuses.

Our major programs have all experienced tremendous growth in the last 5 years.

The number of scholarships awarded has grown from an annual amount of approximately $700,000 to over $2.7 million in 2020-21.

Gift and grant activity also is sustaining high levels with over $7.6 million in 2020-21. Continued donor stewardship to grow the external support we have for our scholarship programs and university program support is our ongoing goal.

Market value of our systemwide charitable gift annuity program has increased to $9.2 million in 2020-21. We continue to increase the professional development offered to campuses to maximize the method of giving as an option to their donors.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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California State University Foundation

Board of directors
as of 12/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Ronald Barhorst

ING Financial Advisers, LLC (retired)

Term: 2021 - 2024

George Marcus

Marcus & Millichap Co.

Ronald Barhorst

ING Financial Advisers, Inc., Ret.

Michael Lucki

CH2M Hill, Ret.

Joseph Castro

California State University

Ali Razi

The Stratham Group

Michael Lizarraga

TELACU

Gaddi Vasquez

U.S. Ambassador (ret.)

Shari Slate

Cisco

Peter Brightbill

Wells Fargo

Kristin Crellin

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

Scott Wells

Sante Health System and Advantek Benefit Administrators

Gillian Wright

Southern California Gas Company

Ronald Fong

California Grocers Association

Henry Perea

Chevron Corporation

Keri Askew Bailey

Charter Communications

Kimberley Goode

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Fred Ruiz

Ruiz Food Products

Board leadership practices

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  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/27/2021,

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