Grand Valley Fund
The Grand Valley Fund is a gift multiplier. When you give to the fund, you inspire others to give. Together, your gifts build a fund that generates a powerful impact, reaching thousands of Grand Valley State University students each year. The fund provides direct benefits to students and meets the university’s highest priorities annually. Collectively, gifts to the Grand Valley Fund allow more students access to the academic excellence that defines the Grand Valley experience.
Your unrestricted Grand Valley Fund gift goes where it is needed most.
Gifts to the Grand Valley Fund allow the university to continue to be one of the primary talent engines for Michigan’s economy with 88 percent of our graduates working or going to graduate school and 84 percent of them staying in the state.
The Grand Valley Fund makes it possible for the university to provide an environment of academic excellence that benefits our graduates in their lives beyond their Grand Valley years.
FILLS THE GAP
Gifts to the Grand Valley Fund are increasingly important because state funding for Grand Valley is just 17 percent and future state funding remains uncertain.
Every gift of any size matters. It is the impact of the collective giving by our alumni, friends, employees, students, and their families that is important.
As requests for assistance continue to grow, the Grand Valley Fund plays an increasingly important role in support for need-based and merit-based scholarships. The Grand Valley Fund helps make it possible for more than 80% of Grand Valley students to receive some type of financial support.
Research shows that students who participate in internships are more likely to get a career related job after graduation. The Grand Valley Fund supports students’ growing demand for internships. Funding is needed to expand outreach to organizations that can provide Grand Valley students with these experiential educational opportunities.
As technology continues to evolve, the university has an ongoing need for the latest equipment to be sure our graduates have state-of-the-art learning facilities.
Thousands of civically engaged Grand Valley students have given back to their communities through service learning initiatives and demand for opportunities continues to grow. With additional support from the Grand Valley Fund, many more can expand their social and professional networks, and gain a deeper understanding of how to be committed to a life of community service.
If you have questions about the Grand Valley Fund or how to give to Grand Valley, please contact us.