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About the Foundation

WSU Foundation

The mission of the Washington State University Foundation is to promote, accept, and maximize private support for programs, initiatives, and properties of Washington State University and its regional campuses. The WSU Foundation also prudently manages, invests, and stewards the assets entrusted to it by WSU and its alumni, friends, and donors.

Established in 1979, the WSU Foundation was created not as an object of philanthropy itself but, rather, as the preferred mechanism through which private support is raised and managed for the sole benefit of Washington State University. Since its inception, the WSU Foundation has raised more than $1.7 billion in private commitments in support of programs and initiatives across Washington State University.

Private gifts and grants to the WSU Foundation are designated to the WSU college, program, or fund of the donor’s choosing. Contributions can be made by contacting the WSU Foundation Office at 800-448-2978 or by making a gift online.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

WSU and WSU Advancement prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, physical, sensory or mental disability, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal, or whether a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. Evidence of practices that are inconsistent with this statement and WSU’s nondiscrimination policy should be reported to the Office for Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation at 509-335-8288 or For additional information around WSU Advancement’s efforts to create a more equitable workplace, please visit

Additional Resources


Annual Report
Conflict of Interest Statement
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Fees & Assessments Disclosure
Frequently Asked Questions
IRS Form 990
Privacy Policy
Improper Governmental Actions (Whistleblower Act) Policy

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