Your gift to Saginaw Valley State University – of any amount – will help us create opportunity, inspire students, and enlighten the region. There are many ways to support SVSU; choose the option best suited to your preferences, abilities, and objectives.

Giving Methods

  • Give Online
  • Write a check, payable to SVSU Foundation. Mail to SVSU Foundation, 7400 Bay Rd., University Center, MI 48710.
  • Stock or securities: please contact the SVSU Foundation at 989.964.7462 or foundation@svsu.edu to make arrangements.
  • Payroll deduction: SVSU employees can have payments deducted from their paychecks. Contact the Foundation for a form.

Annual Giving

Yearly gifts to SVSU support students and the community in a variety of ways, from scholarships to research opportunities to arts and cultural programs. Annual gifts are well-suited to those who like to support multiple areas or initiatives each year, or who like to direct their gift to a different area from year to year.



Endowments offer an opportunity to establish funds today that will carry your vision to future generations. A gift of $10,000 or greater, payable over as many as five years, creates a fund that will generate annual income in perpetuity (forever) to support the purpose you designate now.




SVSU offers several ways to recognize milestones and achievements. A gift in someone’s honor or memory, or a named gift, is a fitting way to pay tribute to someone special.


Employer Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs as a benefit to their employees. Contact your personnel office to determine if your company will match your contribution. If so, you may be able double the impact of your contribution, and consider new and exciting giving opportunities!



Planned Giving

You can make a lasting difference with a planned gift to SVSU. Planned gifts – also known as deferred gifts – can provide benefits to you and SVSU. Planned gifts can be funded with cash, equity, or property. Learn more about how you can make a gift of startling significance through a planned gift. Please contact the Foundation for  more information.


Generating and cultivating a community of enthusiastic and loyal donors who contribute to the development of a premier university of outstanding students.

SVSU offers a wide range of merit- and need-based scholarships. Visit svsu.edu/scholarships for more information.

All faculty and staff are eligible to apply for grants for projects that enrich the educational experience of SVSU students.

Alumni, keep up with Alumni Association happenings, stay connected to fellow alumni and the university, and show your Red Pride with a gift to the Red Pride Giving Society.

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