Foundation Giving

Foundation gifts provide the extra resources that allow USD to achieve the next level of success, the margin of excellence that lies beyond what tuition alone can support. National, regional and local foundations fund critical areas that extend beyond the capacity of tuition and investment earnings. Examples include:

  • Construction funding allows USD to build new academic structures and renovate older ones
  • Scholarship funding assists USD students with their college expenses including research experiences
  • Program funding supports new and emerging USD programs and projects
  • Endowment funding establishes in perpetuity USD professorships, scholarships and chairs
  • Equipment funding purchases specialized state-of-the-art equipment for science and engineering
  • Center funding provides spaces that that focus on a particular initiative and contribute to the overall fabric of the university

The Foundation Relations department serves as the university’s central clearing house for all foundation interaction, including site visits, proposal tracking, foundation research, approach clearance and coordination. For more information about the Office of Foundation Relations, contact Foundation Relations at (619) 260-4814

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