The CSUDH Foundation was established in 1968 as a non-profit self-supporting 501(c)(3) auxiliary organization for the purpose of promoting and assisting the educational mission of California State University, Dominguez Hills. A multi-dimensional commercial enterprise, the Foundation is the employer for over 800 people during a normal operating cycle in a variety of areas throughout the campus community, including commercial operations; post-award business services of federal, state, and private grants and contracts administration; the CSUDH Infant Toddler Center, and fiscal administration for numerous University and other auxiliary programs.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation, the Foundation is recognized as an auxiliary organization of the California State University and encompasses the following operations and services:
•The Foundation provides grants and contracts administration services for the faculty’s research, educational and other sponsored programs. These services include accounting, payroll, purchasing, and other administrative support for the grant and contract projects conducted by University faculty.
•The CSUDH Foundation ...provides full-service financial accounting, disbursement, and endowment management for the Philanthropic Foundation of the University--whose mission is to actively promote, pursue, and steward private support for the advancement of the institution.
•The Foundation provides financial accounting and disbursement for officially recognized clubs and organizations of the University through engagement with Associated Students, Inc. Information such as forms, policies, and instructions as well as on line account management as part of the services provided.
Retail and Commercial Services
•Dining Services: Campus Dining Services manages 11 dining units on campus, four franchise operations, and seven University food venues in addition to catering and a street food program.
•Bookstore: Operated via a contract with Follett, the CSUDH bookstore partners with faculty to carry the required course materials for students to be successful, and also offers a convenience store, computers and software, and Toro gear.
•Land Leases and Commercial Operations: The Foundation administers the University’s long-term land lease agreement with Anschutz Entertainment for the Dignity Health Sports Park (formerly the StubHub Center), which is home to the LA Galaxy, official training site for USA Cycling and USA Track and Field, and headquarters to the US Tennis Association’s USA High Performance National Training Center. Additionally, the Foundation is responsible for other University land lease agreements and commercial endeavors, including University cell tower contracts.