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Mission Statement

The California State University, Northridge Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public benefit California corporation that serves as an auxiliary organization to California State University, Northridge. The corporation is organized exclusively for scientific, literary and educational purposes within the meaning of a university auxiliary under Section 89901(d) of the California Education Code.

The CSUN Foundation’s primary function is to further the purposes and objectives of the university by cultivating relationships—actively seeking and encouraging private gifts, philanthropic contributions, and grants from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations, and providing ongoing donor stewardship.

The CSUN Foundation is responsible for accepting all philanthropic and tax-deductible gifts, managing, investing and disbursing all funds and endowments raised for the University.

The board of directors of the California State University, Northridge Foundation is a distinguished and representative group of community leaders who are committed to fulfilling this assignment by developing philanthropic resources to support the educational mission of the university.

The foundation board provides leadership and guidance to the university’s fundraising efforts, and, in doing so, helps to maintain the "margin of excellence" in the university’s programs.