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.

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Tomorrow

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.

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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.

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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.

Learn more about all eligible funds.

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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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See how current gifts are shaping the CSUN campus and community.

Your Gift Makes A Difference

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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

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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.

Xochitl Hernandez,

CSUN Class of 2020 Graduate

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These programs allow students to become aware of the opportunities they have and realize that they are capable of being successful.

MariaElena Zavala,

CSUN Professor of Biology

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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.

Houssam Toutanji,

Dean of CSUN’s College of Engineering and Computer Science

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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.

Rafi Efrat,

Bookstein Chair in Taxation and Director of CSUN’s VITA Clinic in CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

Frequently Asked Questions

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How to Give

To accept the Matador Match Challenge or to learn more, please contact donor.relations@csun.edu or call (818) 677-7330.