Auxiliaries & Philanthropic Support

Auxiliary Organizations​

Auxiliary organizations1 provide a wide array of support services, programs and facilities that further the educational mission of the CSU. Funds are used to facilitate students’ cocurricular activities, administer research programs, operate student unions, support recreational programs, coordinate commercial enterprises and develop public-private partnerships on behalf of the university. The 93 self-supporting auxiliary organizations operate without state General Fund money and are organized on each campus as separate legal entities.

In 2022-23:

  • The CSU’s auxiliary organizations reported $6.86 billion in aggregate assets—24% of the CSU’s total combined assets. Most of these assets were held by philanthropic foundations with $4.48 billion of total assets mainly from endowment investments.
  • Auxiliary organizations’ net position (i.e., equity) was $4.69 billion, of which $3.29 billion is restricted by external parties (i.e., donor endowments). This represents 96% of CSU’s combined restricted net position.
  • The aggregate revenue from grants, contracts and gifts was $1.05 billion, which represents 27% of CSU’s combined total grant, contract and gift revenues.

Learn more at auxiliary.calstate.edu.

Philanthropic Support​​

The CSU is grateful for the philanthropic support of its donors. Their support underscores their enduring confidence in the university’s ability to elevate the lives of students, families and communities through the transformative power of higher education.

In 2022-23, the university received more than $557 million in gift commitments and almost $466 million in gift receipts. This support enriches campus communities and allows the CSU to remain a leader in creating social mobility.

Highlights of giving in 2022-23:

  • ​Gifts from 230,246 individual donors totaled more than $222 million.
  • Gifts from alumni accounted for 38% of individual giving, with $84 million in contributions.
  • Gifts from organizations totaled $243 million, including $75 million from foundations and more than $93 million from corporations.
  • The total endowment market value hit an all-time high at $2.5 billion systemwide, providing support for programs and students in perpetuity.
Learn more at calstate.edu/donorsupport​