Auxiliaries & Philanthropic Support

Auxiliary Organizations​

Auxiliary organizations are entrepreneurial and service-oriented, providing a wide array of support services, programs and facilities that further the educational mission of the CSU. Approximately 90 self-supporting auxiliary organizations operate without state General Fund money and are organized on each campus as separate legal entities.

In 2019-20:

  • Auxiliaries managed $5.2 billion, representing 23 percent of the CSU’s $22.3 billion combined total assets.
  • Auxiliary revenues reached $1.9 billion, representing 16 percent of the $12.2 billion combined total revenues.
  • $598 million, 20 percent of the $3 billion combined total of contracts and grants revenues, was managed by auxiliaries.

For more information about CSU auxiliaries, visit calstate.edu/csu-system/auxiliary-organizations/.

Philanthropic Support​​

In 2019-20, philanthropic support for the CSU again reached all-time highs. The university received over $641 million in gift commitments and over $408 million in gift receipts. This history-making affirms donors' lasing confidence in the CSU's ability to transform lives, families and communities. 

In 201​​​9-20:

  • Gifts from individuals totaled $230 million from 242,751 individual donors.
  • ​Gifts from alumni made up 31 percent of individual giving, with $71 million in contributions.
  • Gifts from organizations totaled $178 million, including $72 million from foundations.
  • Almost $64 million from corporations, including 2,306 matching gifts, were received.
  • Donors contributed more than $408 million in charitable gift receipts—cash, securities, in-kind contributions, irrevocable future commitments and private charitable grants.
  • Total endowment market value reached $1.89 billion university-wide, another all-time high.​