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About the Foundation

WSU Foundation

The WSU Foundation builds on the enthusiasm, pride and loyalty of the Cougar family to grow philanthropic relationships, broaden the base of alumni and donor engagement, and responsibly manage assets to advance WSU’s mission, vision and goals.
Mission, vision, and values ❯❯

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.

Our Commitment to IDEA

Inclusion. Diversity. Equity. Access.

Washington State University Advancement strives to promote, create, and sustain an inclusive community by recognizing diversity, equity, and access as essential roles in achieving excellence. We aim to foster collaborative relationships, promote a welcoming community, and accept people of all identities and backgrounds. We are committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere where everyone feels safe, empowered, and a sense of belonging. In this way, we hope all will feel invited and encouraged to take an active role in our shared success. For more information, please visit:

Anti-Discrimination Policy

WSU and WSU Advancement prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex and/or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, status as an honorably discharged veteran or member of the military, physical, mental or sensory disability, including the use of a trained service animal, immigration or citizenship status. WSU encourages reporting and questions, even anonymous questions, to Compliance and Civil Rights 509-335-8288 or under this policy.

For additional information around WSU Advancement’s efforts to create a more equitable workplace, contact the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Committee at

Additional Resources

Impact Report
Audited Financial Statements
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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