Make A Gift


Make a donation to a particular department, program or purpose.

Planned and Estate Gift Options

Through estate and planned gifts, alumni and friends — across all income levels — have the opportunity to provide significant, even transformational support to SF State, the College or Liberal & Creative Arts or a particular department or program.


With nearly 30,000 students, 4,000 faculty and staff and more than 145,000 alumni, SF State can enhance visibility for companies seeking a mutually beneficial relationship with one of the most respected centers of learning, applied research and community-based professional education in California. SF State depends increasingly on private partnerships to advance its goals in the face of state funding cuts. Private partnerships enhance the University’s ability to attract exceptional faculty and students, prepare professionals who are ready to thrive when hired, maintain state-of-the-art clinical and research facilities and continue pioneering applied research across multiple disciplines.

Corporate Support Options

  • Scholarships and targeted funds
  • Sponsorships
  • Equipment and software donations
  • Facility upgrade funds
  • Matching gifts


SF State’s emphasis on community engagement and experiential learning, among undergraduates as well as graduate students, attracts private foundations seeking to impact diverse communities through educational programs and research, as well as community based initiatives. The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Foundation provided SF State with an endowment gift of $3.75 million in 2008 to create the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Israel Studies, a faculty position focusing on the scholarly study of Israel. A portion of the endowment funds was also used to help elevate the Jewish Studies Program to a full academic department, the first of its kind in the California State University system and the first free-standing Department of Jewish Studies in any Bay Area university offering undergraduate study.