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Annual Giving

What is The Fund for Indiana State?

The Fund for Indiana State is a great way to make a difference at Indiana State University! The support received through The Fund for Indiana State benefits the greatest needs of the institution. Every gift to The Fund makes a statement for current Sycamores.

What do gifts to The Fund for Indiana State support?

Your contributions support the greatest priorities, possibility and potential of the University. As an unrestricted fund, The Fund for Indiana State allows us to direct your support where it is need most as well as inspire additional resources for ISU’s growth and success.

Indiana State receives state funding, isn’t that enough?

Actually, the state provides just a portion of the University’s total operating budget. Even with student tuition and fees contributing towards the University’s operations, private support is essential in helping Indiana State reach its goals.

Can I direct my gift to a particular area of campus?

Yes! You can designate your gift to dozens of areas, including scholarship, departments, programs, and schools across campus.

Can I split my gift across different designations?

Absolutely! Our online giving form provides an easy way for you to support multiple areas with a single gift.

So how do I make a gift?

You can give through a variety of sources, including,online, by phone, or by mail. For other ways to give, click here (link to Ways to Give page).

Can I make a pledge?

Yes, you can make a pledge. You can also set up a monthly reoccurring gift that is automatically deducted from your account at the first of each month for the period you choose. Learn more about annual gift pledges and recurring gifts. (Link to Ways to Give Page)

Are there any fees associated with my gift?

Yes. A 10 percent gift processing fee is applied to all gifts received by the ISU Foundation. This enables us to defray the cost of fundraising, scholarship management, accounting and other services that we provide to the University. Indiana State University faculty, staff and emeriti are exempt from gift processing fees through the annual Faculty and Staff Campaign. 100% of your gift benefits where directed. Learn more about the Faculty and Staff Campaign

My company offers gift matching. How can I match my gift to Indiana State?

For details on matching gift programs, visit our matching gift site

What calendar does the ISU Foundation use to recognize gifts?

Our fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30.

Is it really important to give every single year?

Yes! Your support at any amount, every year, always enables Indiana State to provide an engaging, challenging and supportive learning environment inside the classroom and beyond. In fact, many programs and projects rely on annual donor support to sustain or grow the opportunities they provide to students.

How is my gift recognized?

All donors to Indiana State University are recognized in the annual donor honor roll produces with the ISU Foundation’s annual report. If you choose to remain anonymous, you can indicate that through your gift preferences in our online gift form (link to form) or by notifying the Foundation office at 812.514.8400 or