About the OSU Foundation

Vision

To create a better world by inspiring support of – and for – Oregon State University. 

Mission

We partner with Oregon State University to engage our community, inspire investment, and steward resources to enhance the University’s excellence and impact.

Core Values

collaborative · responsible · respectful · inclusive · innovative

Background

The OSU Foundation is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1947 and governed by a 42-person Board of Trustees. On December 31, 2014, the Foundation concluded The Campaign for OSU, the university's first comprehensive fundraising campaign, in which more than 106,000 donors made gifts exceeding $1.1 billion to advance university priorities. The powerful momentum generated by their support has fueled Oregon State's rise as an internationally recognized public research university. Fundraising efforts are now focused on targeted special initiatives that advance OSU's  strategic plan  for creating transformative student learning experiences and building on its greatest strengths and areas of greatest potential impact, such as marine studies and advanced wood products.

The Foundation works with university partners to:

  • Raise funds in excess of $100 million per year that support the university's priorities
  • Cultivate and steward a culture of philanthropy for the Oregon State community
  • Manage an endowment of more than $470 million
  • Engage alumni in service to the university

Affiliates and Associates

The OSU Foundation maintains a close partnership with several associated and affiliated organizations that also support the mission of Oregon State University. While associated organizations are separately incorporated, the financial activity of both associates and affiliates flows through the OSU Foundation financial system.

Associates

  • Oregon 4-H Foundation
  • Trysting Tree Golf Club

Affiliates

  • Our Beaver Nation
  • Construction Education Foundation
  • E.R. Jackman Board