Welcome to the Cal Poly Foundation


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The Cal Poly Foundation incorporated as a philanthropic tax-exempt foundation [a 501(c)(3) corporation] and an official auxiliary of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in March 2006. The Cal Poly Foundation led by Cal Poly alumni and friends was incorporated to generate private support that will play a crucial role in building and maintaining Cal Poly's multidisciplinary Learn by Doing educational model.

The foundation was organized in March 2006 to build on the success of the university's record-breaking Centennial Campaign which raised $264.4 million by its close at the end of 2004.  

In addition to providing leadership to raise private support for the university, the foundation board also manages the university’s $200 million endowment and other private gifts.

For information about our programs, visit the Giving website. For detailed questions, go to frequently asked questions. To make a gift, use our secure online server. To find out about Planned Giving, wills, bequests and trusts, visit the Cal Poly Planned Giving website.


We appreciate the many people it takes to support the Foundation and the students at Cal Poly. To access forms that will support you in your efforts, please click here for the Forms page.

Financial Statements

To view the Foundation’s three most recent Audited Financial Statements or Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, click here and look under the Financial Statements menu on the right.

We’d like to think most of the questions you might have regarding the Cal Poly Foundation are addressed here. If not, please don’t hesitate to contact us.



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