The Colorado Mesa University Foundation was established in 1961 to receive and solicit charitable gifts for the institution. Today, the Foundation has established an endowment of more than $24,000,000. It has over 250 named scholarships which provides more than $1.1 million in financial aid to CMU students every year.
The organization is also active in raising substantial gifts to support academic programs and capital expansion. Foundation leadership works closely with the University President to help address the institution’s advancement priorities. The CMU Foundation serves as a charitable non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Service 501 (c) (3) designation, and retains fiduciary responsibility for the investment of the funds entrusted to it.