Foundation Investment Strategy

By enhancing partnerships and raising funds to increase student affordability and ensuring student success, we achieve maximum impact for State System students. The State System Foundation aligns its investments and generates opportunities for students to overcome obstacles in achieving social and economic mobility while creating stronger, healthier and safer communities.

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The State System Foundation is committed to propelling initiatives that prepare our talent and power our economy by cultivating strong cross-sector partnerships that build comprehensive pipelines focused on opportunity, equity, and educational attainment.

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The State System Foundation is transforming the way we serve all learners and do business across higher education by fostering an ecosystem that focuses holistically on the student and that which enables our values and culture of the State System and its universities to thrive.

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The State System Foundation is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The board is going through an assessment process to develop and implement a vision and strategy that aligns with our organizational values and draws strength from people’s differences, value their individuality and identities, while advocating for respect and equity in all our work.

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Our Approach

Why invest in us?

KEEP Program

The Keystone Extraordinary Emergency Program (KEEP) provides grants to students at any Pennsylvania State System university.

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Foundation Scholarships

We are proud to provide scholarships to students enrolled at any of the 14 universities. With the help of our generous donors, we offer scholarship funds to bridge the gap between the cost of a university degree and the financial resources available to our students.

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