A group of three female students and alumna pose at an sjsu event

Be Part of the Story

The University Advancement team works to build sustained support for Silicon Valley's public university through individual fundraising, corporate and foundation partnerships, and alumni and community engagement. Long before the university became the "most transformative university" it was the founding campus of the California State University system, a Normal School that trained teachers who set out to educate the pioneering people of a young California. San José State's people continue to adapt to meet the needs of the region and beyond—using what powers them to make the world a better place. Philanthropy makes that possible.

Female student first generation


Financial assistance through scholarships is increasingly important to students at SJSU. Scholarships help reduce the amount of student loans, enabling students to start and advance their career without financial burden. Change the future today. Give to the scholarship opportunity of your choice.

Alumni Engagement

There are plenty of ways for alumni to get and stay connected to SJSU. Our alumni relations team makes sure there are events, programs and resources for all alumni.


As a public university, SJSU is not fully state supported, only state assisted. Our fundraising team helps to bring in gifts that ensure SJSU continues to transform individual lives, the region and the state.

Tower Foundation

As an essential part of the University Advancement Division, the Tower Foundation is dedicated solely to philanthropy.