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About the SOU Foundation

The SOU Foundation is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with SOU with the sole dedicated purpose of supporting SOU. A Board of Trustees manages current-use funds as well as an endowment.

Stories of Donor Impact

Gifts like a recent $10 million commitment from Lithia and GreenCars for sustainability are big news, but they aren’t the only story. Donors make impacts all the time in all sorts of ways. Here are just a few stories of philanthropic impact.

Foundation Fiscal Overview

The SOU Foundation received $3.7 million in private gifts, grants, and pledges to support Southern Oregon University during FY 2020-21. Nearly 2,000 donors contributed toward a range of scholarship funds, academic and athletic programs, and public outreach initiatives.