Endowments

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.

How do endowments benefit SVSU?

  • Endowments enable SVSU to be on the cutting edge in research and program development.
  • Income from endowments provides a stable source of revenue and a buffer against economic changes.
  • As the student population at SVSU continues to increase, so, too, does the need for scholarships.
  • Endowments support many of the University's most distinctive intellectual and cultural programs.

Why should I consider establishing an endowment?

  • Your endowment carries your vision into the future, administered by guidelines you help develop now.
  • Your gift lives forever in a fund that touches many future generations in your name.
  • You can add to your endowment at any time, or consider providing for it in your estate planning.
  • Your annual gifts are eligible for generous state and federal tax exemptions.

How do I establish an endowment?

A member of the SVSU Foundation staff will work with you to design an endowment plan that suits your giving needs and preferences. Please e-mail or call the SVSU Foundation at (989) 964-4052.

What are examples of existing endowments at SVSU?


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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.



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