Students should not have to drop out of school due to financial need.
Approximately half of SF State students depend on financial assistance and many work multiple jobs just to make ends meet. The SF State HOPE Fund - Help, Opportunity, and the Pathway to Empowerment - awards students with amounts commensurate with their financial need. Funds are awarded to cover educational expenses such as tuition, books, room and board, medical expenses and other life emergencies.
Give HOPE today for success tomorrow.
Many students experience traumatic life events such as the loss of parental support, abuse/violence, loss of a job, car break down, fire or natural disasters, which result in financial exigency and put students at risk of dropping out of school. The HOPE Fund provides support to enable students get back on the pathway toward graduation. Indeed, based on the University’s analysis, the Fund will often serve as the key difference between a student dropping out or remaining on track.
We ask all students who benefit from the HOPE Fund that if and when they are able to return the funds in the future that they do so. This is seen as their way of giving back to the fund so other students in need can be helped. No pressure is put on the students to return the funds, however, neither are penalties assessed if they choose not to do so.
Giving to the HOPE Fund
Please give to the HOPE Fund to help students help themselves, especially in emergencies. Together, we can make a difference!
Sprouting seeds of HOPE (up to $999)
Please give your most generous contribution of $50, $100, $250 or more today to help support students in need.
Budding HOPE ($1,000 to $24,999)
A $1,000 contribution and above helps grow the fund and increase the pool of resources available to help students.
HOPE in Bloom ($25,000 and more)
A $25,000 contribution will establish an endowment, which will support students with emergency needs (awarding up to $1,000) in perpetuity.
Opportunities to establish named endowments, including those endowments intended for specific student needs, are also available.
To learn more about the HOPE Fund, please contact:Funmi Vogt, Director of Development, Student & Academic Affairs
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, ADM 153
San Francisco, CA 94132
P: (415) 338-1193