CSUSB to Raise $200 million to Fund Grants, Research, and Philanthropic Projects

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Sep 2, 2022


CSUSB to Raise $200 million to Fund Grants

Utilize Our Platform

CSUSB launched a blended $200 million campaign that includes charitable fundraising and funding for grants and research, making it the first public institution in the country to do so.

“By blended, I mean we will be seeking support from a variety of investors: alumni, friends, and corporate and foundation partners, along with revenue from sources not typically included in comprehensive campaigns, such as government agencies and tribal nations, which will leverage the impact of overall support,” said Morales, who added that the campaign is well underway.

Key Takeaway:

  • The “Our Defining Moment: The Campaign for CSUSB” campaign made CSUSB the first university in the U.S. to start pitching to donors. In this campaign, funding for grants, research, and projects will be done.Β 

We Covered this in our Weekly Wire Roundup

The Launch of a $200 Million Campaign by CSUSB 

On August 18, during Convocation, Cal State San Bernardino President TomΓ‘s D. Morales officially began the university’s new academic year by outlining the campus’ successes, objectives, and difficulties.

With the launch of “Our Defining Moment: The Campaign for CSUSB,” the university becomes the first public university in the United States and in the 23-campus California State University system to start a comprehensive campaign that focuses on making appeals and pitches to donors, grants, and research funding, according to Morales.

“Thanks to the leadership gifts we have received from our friends, alumni, corporate, foundations, and government grants, we have raised $130 million toward our $200 million goal,” Morales said.

The university’s integrated campaign, which will last through 2025, is the biggest in its history; it was founded in the fall of 1965. The university anticipates that the campaign’s $200 million objective will be surpassed.

Main Pillars of the Campaign

According to Morales, the “Our Defining Moment” campaign will have four fundraising pillars: scholarships, faculty, programs and research, and capital building.

The pillars are defined below:

  1. Scholarships: To invest in our kids and help them succeed academically by removing more obstacles to their achievement, expanding educational options;
  1. Faculty: To make investments in our top-notch academics and to recruit and keep new faculty to advance research, innovation, and scholarship;
  1. Programs and Research: To foster academic excellence, revitalize and grow vital programs, and develop fresh approaches to today’s global concerns.
  1. Capital construction: Modernizing teaching and learning facilities and establishing new settings that support staff and student research efforts. 

CSU San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus to Undergo $79M Expansion

A Year of Transportation Innovations in the Inland Empire for Mobility Entrepreneurs

Startempire Wire

Wrap Up!

Since over 60 years ago, the professors, staff, and alums at California State University, San Bernardino, have used the potential that education at CSUSB unleashes to solve issues and bring about good changes in the area’s business, health, technology, science, policy, and the arts.

Now, they are ready for an exciting and unheard-of new age of development and transformation with the start of this blended $200 million campaign.


Submit a Comment

Connecting you with the best startups, people & events in the Inland Empire.

Support Startup News & Media!

Enjoying the startup news & media? Support us!

We have big plans, and we need your help!

Startempire Wire is a community of people working together to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment in the Inland Empire. We provide resources and connect people with the startup culture.

We believe that the Inland Empire has all of the ingredients for success. This region just needs a platform to show the world what it can do – And this is exactly what Startempirewire.com is doing. Our goal is to act as a megaphone to connect the dots between the best startups, events, and people in the Inland Empire.

We have big plans, and we need your help! If you are passionate about creating a thriving local startup ecosystem, then we would like to invite you to join in contributing to the community by supporting us. You can do that by supporting us financially or by being an active contributor. In return, we will give you (depending on sponsorship level) free access to our content, other level based perks &Β  the opportunity to connect with a network of passionate people working to build a better future for all of us.

We cover the good and the bad of entrepreneurship, startups & business events; we do it with passion and purpose. If you like what we do, support us & please consider becoming a patron. Your support is essential for independent local startup media to survive & thrive.

You can make a regular one time donation to become a sponsor at any level, or you can choose to become a monthly or event sponsor.Β  Every little bit counts! Thank You

Verious B. Smith III

Founder, Startempire Wire

Related Articles

The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022: A Paradigm Shift in US Semicon . . .

The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022: A Paradigm Shift in US Semicon . . .

On August 9, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the "CHIPS and Science Act of 2022," a groundbreaking legislation to reshape the United States' semiconductor industry and fortify its technological prowess. This act, formally known as the "Creating Helpful Incentives to...

DOE to Pump $126M in Small Businesses for R&D in Clean Energ . . .

DOE to Pump $126M in Small Businesses for R&D in Clean Energ . . .

To foster innovation in clean energy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will channel $126 million into research and development grants for 90 small businesses across 27 states. The project targets many mission areas, including clean energy, cybersecurity, fusion...

City of Riverside to Bring Ohmio’s Electric Autonomous Vehi . . .

City of Riverside to Bring Ohmio’s Electric Autonomous Vehi . . .

The City of Riverside, California, aims to become a hotspot for innovation by teaming up with Ohmio, an electric autonomous vehicle company from New Zealand. The plan is to have Ohmio set up its international headquarters and a cutting-edge manufacturing hub in...

Stay Up On Startempire News

Access Premium Content

Startempire Wire premium content access is free during the beta period of ourΒ  website.Β  Join during beta and get a grandfathered discount when we launch.

$5 for first month then $15 per month

Get Every Update

Would you like to receive Startempire Wire updates in your inbox? Subscribe below!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Follow Us

Follow Startempire Wire on other social media channels.

My cart
Your cart is empty.

Looks like you haven't made a choice yet.