Colorado State University Admin Building


Thank you for choosing to give to Colorado State University! Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, gifts to CSU through the CSU Foundation will be accepted online only. If you have already made a gift by check, we will appreciatively accept it. Please know there may be a delay in depositing and receipting due to our remote operations during the COVID-19 outbreak, and we appreciate your patience. Receipts for your gifts will be delivered online and also through Donor Connect, a personal online giving portal that allows you to make gifts, view your giving history, and more.

We are grateful for your generosity and understanding. This decision was made with the safety and health of our donors and employees in mind, and aligns with the conclusion by CSU and the CSU Foundation to shift to virtual services as part of the ongoing response to COVID-19. If you have questions or would like assistance making your gift online or accessing Donor Connect, please contact CSU’s Donor Relations team at (970) 491-7774 and


The Colorado State University Foundation (The Foundation), a not-for-profit corporation, was incorporated in 1970 for the following purposes: (a) to assist in the promotion, development, and enhancement of the facilities and educational programs and opportunities of the faculty, students, and alumni of Colorado State University and (b) to receive, manage, and invest contributions, gifts, and bequests and apply the principal or income generated therefrom exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes that will directly or indirectly aid and benefit Colorado State University.


The Foundation’s goal is to enhance the purchasing power of the University’s endowment while achieving the maximum total return consistent with the safety of the principal.

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The Foundation’s Board of Directors has the fiduciary responsibility for the management and investment of all charitable gifts for Colorado State University. The investment objectives of the Foundation are designed to respond to changes in the economic environment, philosophy of the University and the Foundation, and market conditions.

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Colorado State University Foundation
300 University Services Center
Fort Collins, CO 80523-9100
Phone: (970) 491-7135