Metropolitan State University Foundation was established in 1978 by five alumni and friends. The mission of the Foundation is as follows:

To assist Metropolitan State University in its development as a comprehensive urban university in the Twin Cities metropolitan area for changing and diverse student needs by generating maximum public awareness as well as governmental and private support.

Your private gifts make possible for Metropolitan State University Foundation to establish important measures of excellence and quality at Metropolitan State and make a difference in the lives of the diverse student body.

Here are the programs impacted by your giving:

  • Scholarship support
  • Academic program development support
  • Applied research/community-based learning
  • Capital improvement
  • Faculty lecture series
  • Support strategic initiatives

Metropolitan State University Foundation is the preferred channel for private gifts to all areas of Metropolitan State University. The university receives less than half of its funding from the State of Minnesota.