External Funding 2004-2005

The CSU received nearly $285 million in philanthropic support in 2004-05. This voluntary support includes gifts and pledges from alumni, parents, corporations, foundations and other organizations and individuals.

CSU campuses also raised additional funds through operating grants and contracts totaling more than $1 billion. The total external funding for the CSU in 2004-05 was nearly $1.3 billion.

Selected Sources of Gifts
 Alumni and Parents $40 million 
 Other Individuals $64 million 
 Local, State & Federal Government Funding $955 million 
 Corporations, Foundations, Others $120 million 

The CSU is raising about one dollar from external funding for every three dollars of state support. The $1.3 billion raised by the campuses also exceeds the total the CSU collected from student fees in 2004-05.

In the early 1990s, the CSU Trustees encouraged campuses to increase their efforts in fundraising. As a result, voluntary support has grown steadily in the last decade, alumni membership has reached 116,000, and campus endowments have risen to total $678 million.

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Last Updated: June 27, 2006