Creating an Endowed Fund

Endowed funds allow you to make a lasting difference at Cal Poly Humboldt. They are designed to ensure your gift continues to strengthen education for future generations of students.

How does it work?

  1. Contribute by making a gift in cash, securities, real estate, or planned gift.
  2. Receive a tax deduction in the year you make the gift.
  3. An annual distribution is made for the purpose that you have designated.
  4. Because the principal remains intact, the fund will generate support in perpetuity.

Endowment Funds: An Act of Generosity and Vision

With a gift or gifts totaling $25,000 or more, you can establish an enduring, permanent endowed fund to provide a consistent flow of support to students and allow the university to plan into the future. When you establish the endowment, you can designate the annual distribution to fund
a scholarship, support an award or assistantship, or strengthen a department or program.

What are the benefits of creating an endowment at Humboldt?

  • Your gift supports Humboldt and its students in perpetuity.
  • You have the opportunity to support a priority that is most important to you.
  • You may name the fund to pay tribute or honor a loved one.
  • You can be proud of supporting the future of education at Cal Poly Humboldt.

How do I get started?

Please contact us at Development, (707) 826-5200

Email us at

We will help you to establish your endowed fund that best supports your passion.


A student doing an exercise analysis on another student

Funding from the Cliff and Sandy Allenby Endowment provided the Kinesiology Department the ability to purchase 3-Dimensional Digital Motion Capture Cameras for their Biomechanics Lab.


The number of funds in the Cal Poly Humboldt Foundation Endowment.

$38.6 million

Market value of Humboldt’s endowment as of June 2022

$1.4 million

Awarded in 2021-2022 to support students and educational programming