Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Why do we give through the Grambling University Foundation?

The Grambling University Foundation is a nonprofit corporation established to raise funds to further the purpose and mission of Grambling State University. As a tax exempt organization, the foundation has more flexibility to raise and/or manage private support than state offices or government subdivisions.
The Foundation contributes funding for faculty hiring and retention, research support, academic programs, awards, grants, career networking and job placement, admissions and alumni programs, general support and the flexibility of the University to meet a variety of ongoing and critical needs.

What is the relationship between the University and Grambling University National Alumni Association (GUNAA)?

Grambling State University and GUNAA work collectively to support and strengthen the mission and vision of Grambling State University. The affiliation agreement signed by the University and GUNAA leadership provides for joint efforts to meet the critical needs of Grambling State University.


What is the Annual Giving Campaign?

The Annual Giving Campaign is a year long campaign that strives to engage alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff, as well as friends and supporters of Grambling with contributions to the University. Gifts made to the Annual Campaign provide "budget relieving" support to some of the most important areas on campus including financial aid, academic support, athletic programs, and student activities. Annual Giving gifts are expended in the same fiscal year in which they are received.

How can I give to the Annual Campaign?

There are several ways to give to the Annual Giving Campaign:

  • TEXT2GIVE- Mobile Giving
    Text “GRAM” and any amount to 50155 using your mobile device
  • Online via Grambling State University
  • Cash/Check/Money Order
    Make Gifts Payable and Mail to:
    Grambling University Foundation, Inc.
    PO BOX 587
    Grambling, LA 71245

What is the fiscal year and why is it different than the calendar year?

The calendar year is what we all know as January- December of the same numerical year (i.e. January 1 – December 30, 2017). Think of the fiscal year as a “school” year: July 1st – June 30th. The Annual Fund operates much like the school year. For example, if a donor gave in September 2016, that gift counted for fiscal year 2017, whereas if the donor gave in June 2016, that gift would count for fiscal year 2016.