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Marilyn Magaram Center

About the Center

Contact Information

Mailing Address
Marilyn Magaram Center
Sequoia Hall 120 
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8308

Phone: 818/ 677-3102
Fax: 818/ 677-3446



Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 2:00pm

CSUN Foundation



Why Support the Magaram Center?

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 is responsible for accepting all philanthropic and tax-deductible gifts, managing, investing, and disbursing all funds and endowments raised for the University as well as the Magaram Center.

The Center’s mission includes outreach to local communities, where the Center addresses health disparities and works within the communities to find solutions. The Center hosts and funds all of its programs relying on both government and foundation grants and private donations for all operations. 

The growth and perpetuation of these essential services depends on the generosity of the Center’s supporters.  We thank our donors for making possible this unique platform of collaboration and outreach for students, community, and professionals alike.

To make your contribution please see below.

How to Support 

To donate to the Marilyn Magaram Center, address the check to: Marilyn Magaram Center.

Send all checks to:

Marilyn Magaram Center
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8308

Contributor Categories

Founder: $50,000 and above

Charter Member: $24,000-49,000

Benefactor: $10,000 - $24,999

Patron: $1,000 - $9,999

Supporter: $250 - $999

Friend: $25 - $249

Funded Grants


Joseph Drown Foundation ($150,000)
Written for operational support and expansion of existing programs, and development of new programs including the Nutrition Assessment Lab and collaborations with the CSUN Institute of Community Health and Wellbeing.

Housing and Urban Development ($502,000)
Written to implement a multi-component, comprehensive intervention at three elementary schools in the Van Nuys community to address childhood obesity.

USDA/NIFA Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program ($300,000) 
Written to support a project focusing on recruiting and retaining Hispanic Nutrition students & advancing their professional competencies in the area of breastfeeding education through experiential learning.

Medtronic Foundation ($5,000) Awarded March 2010
Written to support a collaborative intervention with Mission Hospital aimed at decreasing obesity and related health issues in middle school students by providing hands-on food preparation and nutrition education.

CSUN Instructionally Related Activities Grant ($3,000) Awarded April 2010
Written to support the Spring 2010, 8th Annual Nutrition College Bowl for teaching critical thinking skills.

CSUN Instructionally Related Activities Grant ($5,000)
Written to support the Spring 2011, 9th Annual Nutrition College Bowl format for teaching critical thinking skills.

UniHealth Foundation Grant ($180,000)
The proposed project would offer students the option of pursuing a Dietetic Technician Registered credential, the technical credential of the dietetic professionals.  This credential offers the first step in career progression in the nutrition field.  The project is designed to also address the broader issues of underrepresentation of diversity in the nutrition and dietetic profession and the need for nutrition and dietitian professionals to become more knowledgeable and skilled in the area of breastfeeding promotion, education, and cultural competency.

CSUN Instructually Related Activities ($5,000) 
Written in support of the 10th Annual Nutrition College format for critical thinking.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) (R21) (PAR-10-135) Amount $442,800
“Effects of an Intensive Sodium Intervention in Chronic Heart Failure Patients”, is in response to the overall goal of this proposal is to pilot test a literacy- and culturally- sensitive intensive dietary sodium counseling intervention. A randomized controlled pilot study in 120 Latino patients with HF will be conducted to evaluate the effects of a dietary sodium reduction counseling intervention compared to a single, brief HF session only (SSO) on knowledge (salt-related knowledge, attitudes and beliefs), skill in differentiating low and high sodium foods, adherence to a low sodium diet (dietary salt-intake via a food frequency questionnaire and urinary sodium) from baseline to 6 months.

McKesson Foundation ($250,000)
Written in support of building evidence concerning whether mobile health tools can reinforce healthy caloric utilization among low income Latinos with Type 2 diabetes.

Centers for Disease Control ($5.75 million) 
Written in support of developing and demonstrating use of an evidence-based school and community clinic-based obesity multiple sectors prevention strategy with low income Latino children 2 to 12 years of age and their families.

USDA/AFRI Competitive Grants Program: Childhood Obesity Prevention ($1.0 million)
Written to support a collaborative project between the CSUN and three southern California child care agencies to provide nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention education children, parents and child care providers in Head Start and Early Head Start programs.