Who we are
The KSU Foundation is K-State’s strategic partner for philanthropy.
What we do
The KSU Foundation inspires and guides philanthropy toward university priorities to boldly advance K-State.
Boldly advancing K-State
Foundation staff members work in close partnership with university administrators, deans and faculty to secure charitable contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations to support identified priorities for the university and K-State 2025. Gifts received through the foundation fund undergraduate and graduate student scholarships, establish faculty chairs and professorships, provide college and departmental support, and enhance the campus infrastructure. After the money is raised, it must be prudently managed. This function is managed by foundation staff members who work under the guidance of an advisory committee of trustees. You can learn more about our investment policies and performance here.
KSU Foundation supports the K-State 2025 vision by:
- Leading the $1.4 billion Innovation and Inspiration Campaign for K-State
- Supporting economic development in our local economy through our K-State Research Park and K-State Office Park
- Promoting a culture of philanthropy on campus through K-State Proud and K-State Student Foundation
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Note: The Kansas State University Foundation was established in 1944 and is a separate, independent entity chartered by the state of Kansas as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education corporation. Gifts made to support K-State through the KSU Foundation are used according to the donor’s wishes and may not be reallocated by the state. Gifts to the foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.