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Directing Your Gift

Directing Your Gift

Your gift to Cal State San Bernardino represents an investment in our two most important priorities – our students and our region.

There are countless opportunities to “Direct Your Gift” to support a scholarship or program that will enrich students' educational experiences. 

In addition to the thousands of students we serve, your gifts may also benefit a faculty member pursuing a unique research project, a special program in one of the university's five academic colleges, the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, or a capital project designed to improve the campus environment and our connection to the local community. 

For more information, visit “How to Give.” 

Ongoing Support

Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund provide the most flexible way to invest in Cal State San Bernardino, allowing the university to respond to its most pressing needs – which can change often – and enhance the academic experience for students.


There are many scholarships available at Cal State San Bernardino. Students can apply for college-based and program-sponsored scholarships by filling out a simple scholarship application. 

Scholarship donations are instrumental in helping a student fulfill his or her dreams of receiving a degree. One prominent example is the President's Academic Excellence Scholarship (PAES), which is awarded to San Bernardino County high school seniors who graduate in the top 1 percent of their class. PAES is designed to help the region retain its best and brightest in the region.


Each of Cal State San Bernardino's five academic colleges has individual needs that will improve access and student achievement with continued support. 

If you are a CSUSB graduate, your college may be an especially attractive giving choice. Our colleges and campuses are:


Cal State San Bernardino supports significant programs on campus: 

Naming Opportunities

Cal State San Bernardino has numerous naming opportunities for those who wish to acknowledge and honor someone in their family. These opportunities include endowed scholarships, commemorative bricks in our SBS Hall of Fame Courtyard, or campus facilities that create opportunities for naming and support.

Faculty – Staff Giving

CSUSB encourages the university family, namely those employed on campus or retired, to make gifts to their favorite department, program, college or the university as a whole. 

These gifts are used to enhance the educational mission of CSUSB. Payroll deduction is a convenient way for the campus community to participate. Payroll Deduction Authorization Form (PDF) 

Office of Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy 

The Office of Corporate and Philanthropic Foundation Relations is dedicated to advancing CSUSB’s relationships with corporations and private foundations. We serve as a central service provider representing broad priorities across campus and providing support to each college’s director of development with the goal of establishing mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships with local and national corporations and foundations. Please call us with any questions at (909) 537-5005.

Donor Bill of Rights

Office of Philanthropy

Planned Giving site


A gift fee of 5% is assessed on all gifts administered by the Foundation. This fee may change through CSUSB’s policies and procedures as they exist from time to time. For further information please refer to the California State University, San Bernardino Gift Acceptance Policy.