Give Back

Students come to CSUN to pursue their dreams, advance knowledge, create art, inspire children, and transform their own lives and the lives of others. They illuminate the past, shape the present, and will discover the future. They will leave the world a better place. They are our future.

When alumni, friends, and families contribute to CSUN, you support faculty and student research, provide much-needed scholarships and endow many other projects that create the excellent education that we offer our students. Every contribution is vital and deeply appreciated. For information on ways to contribute to the university, select an item from the menu below.

Support Alumni Association Scholarships

Support the next generation of Matadors. The Alumni Association awards 15 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each year to CSUN students in three categories, Legacy Scholarships, First Generation Scholarships and Graduate Scholarships.  

Click here to donate to Alumni Association Scholarships.

CSUN Funder

CSUN Funder is a unique crowdfunding tool available to CSUN students, faculty and staff to raise money for an official campus club/organization, or a project/program overseen by a CSUN faculty group or academic department.

All funds raised through CSUN Funder are routed through an official CSUN Foundation account, which are managed and dispersed by the appropriate campus manager and immediately available at the close of a crowdfunding campaign. 

For more information, to donate to a project, or to apply to fundraise on CSUN Funder, visit

Donate to CSUN

Support your alma mater with a gift. Annual giving allows loyal alumni, parents, students, employees and friends to support CSUN. Your contribution benefits current and future students, paying for financial aid, technology improvements, lab equipment, course development and so much more. 

Make a Planned Gift

The CSUN Heritage Society recognizes and honors alumni and friends of California State University, Northridge, and San Fernando Valley State College who have made a financial commitment to CSUN's future through their estate plans. While traditional cash gifts are invaluable to the university today, planned giving is a crucial investment in our university's commitment to be relevant, responsive and ready for the future.