Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Foundation

Welcome to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Foundation website. Established in 1968 as the Northstar State University Foundation, the MnSCU Foundation was created to address the increasing need for private support. Today, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves as an integral partner with MnSCU college and university foundations to advocate for the system and for continued collaboration.

The work of the Foundation supports the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system’s strategic framework, which focuses on ensuring access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans; partnering with businesses and communities to meet the needs of Minnesota; and delivering to students, employers, communities and taxpayers the highest value, most affordable option in higher education. The MnSCU Foundation strengthens the system’s ability to deliver exemplary and forward–thinking learning experiences through MnSCU colleges and universities.

More about the Foundation