Matador Match Challenge
In an exciting opportunity to magnify the impact of gifts made to CSUN, the CSUN Foundation has pledged to match eligible new donations for a limited time. With the Matador Match Challenge, it’s possible to double your gift.
California State University, Northridge is on a mission to transform the lives of students today and for generations to come. We are breaking down the barriers of racial inequality, blazing new trails in social justice and uniting the community to improve diversity and inclusion. When our students achieve their dreams, they create a better world for us all.
Double Your Gift Today
The Matador Match Challenge is an exciting opportunity to make an immediate impact. The CSUN Foundation has pledged to match gifts made to a wide range of funds for our students, colleges and other organizations on campus. In general, the match ratio is 1:1, so it’s a unique opportunity to double the impact of your gift and help CSUN continue to shape a brighter tomorrow.
Gifts from $1-$24,999
The CSUN Foundation has designated a $1 million match pool for eligible gifts ranging from $1-$24,999. From donations to the university-wide CSUN for a Brighter Future Fund to gifts that benefit specific colleges and campus organizations, there are many ways you can make an impact.
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Gifts from $25,000-$250,000
The CSUN Foundation has designated a $5 million match pool for gifts between $25,000-$250,000, with current-use gifts receiving a 1:1 match. Gifts valued above the range will be matched up to $250,000. Gifts directed to endowments will be matched at 10% of the total gift commitment value up to $250,000. A wider range of funds is eligible for the match within this gift range. If you are interested, we would like to speak with you personally to ensure we maximize the impact of your gift.
To speak to a member of the University Advancement team, please call (818) 677-7330.
The Matador Match Challenge runs from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022, or until funds are exhausted. Every eligible gift will be matched by the CSUN Foundation, amplifying the impact of your support.
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Your Gift Makes A Difference
Using a word that is not taken lightly, it is indeed a privilege to be able to give to the university and provide for others what we have been so fortunate enough to have for ourselves.
Milt and Debbie Valera,
Founders of EOP’s Milt & Debbie Valera Resilient Scholars Program
My journey and degree at CSUN have meant everything to me because it helped make dreams I didn’t even know were possible come true.
CSUN Class of 2020 Graduate
These programs allow students to become aware of the opportunities they have and realize that they are capable of being successful.
CSUN Professor of Biology
I envision engineering students working with business students and students from the humanities, breaking down the silos that traditionally exist between disciplines to create something new.
Dean of CSUN’s College of Engineering and Computer Science
By virtue of filing their tax return, many of the taxpayers we serve gain access to valuable tax credits, which helps them set aside funds for their children’s education, a down payment for a house or paying down debt.
Bookstein Chair in Taxation and Director of CSUN’s VITA Clinic in CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics
Frequently Asked Questions
The CSUN Foundation Board has allocated $6M in funds to engage and motivate donors to support all areas of the campus community through a matching gift program for calendar year 2022. The program will advance the mission of the University by incentivizing philanthropic giving to short-term and current-use priorities identified by deans and campus leaders and will maintain CSUN’s philanthropic momentum achieved over the past five years. The funds are the accumulation of the net proceeds from the operations of the Foundation and are appropriated to further the partnership between the University and the CSUN Foundation and are allocated for eligible gifts as follows:
- $1M – to match gifts up to $24,999
- $5M – to match gifts from $25,000–$250,000
Gifts from $1–$24,999 are eligible for a select set of unrestricted (general use) and scholarship funds for use by the University’s colleges and units:
- Outright gifts and payments made by December 31, 2022 (or until funds are exhausted) toward multi-term pledges on new gift agreements executed in 2022 will be matched 1:1.
- Gifts to endowments are not eligible.
Gifts from $25,000–$250,000:
- Outright gifts and payments made through December 31, 2024 toward multi-term pledges on NEW gift agreements executed in 2022 will be matched 1:1.
- Gifts to endowments will be matched at 10% of the total gift.
Yes. The maximum match for any donor/household/organization is $250,000. It may be made in multiple gifts and/or split between multiple funds.
For eligible gifts and pledges under $25,000: All payments made during Calendar Year 2022 will be matched or until the fund is exhausted. (Funds are not encumbered.)
For eligible gifts and pledges over $25,000: Funds will be encumbered based on receipt date of the written agreement. All encumbered payments received by December 31, 2024, will be matched.
Yes, corporate match funds will be encumbered and matched upon receipt by the Matador Match Challenge.
Immediately, once the payment has cleared the respective financial institution and is processed by the CSUN Foundation.
Yes. For gifts under $25,000, the gift will be matched if it is split between eligible funds. For gifts $25,000 or more, the gift will be matched if it is received in one payment and/or pledged in the same gift agreement, and each of the designated funds meet the eligibility for the match.
Yes, if the amount pledged or contributed is greater than $25,000. Gifts under $25,000 are eligible for the match if directed to the Matador Athletic Fund or Matador Athletics Scholarships.