Sparking Possibility

Your generosity ignites the success of our NU grads

Welcome to the National University Foundation


One spark can ignite a universe of possibility, causing a chain reaction that impacts everything it touches. The National University Foundation was created to be that spark, spreading the hope of a rich and rewarding life to adult learners who would otherwise face overwhelming barriers to higher education.

By offering pathways to possibility, National University Foundation donors are changing the world, one student at a time. Learners from all walks of life will gain the knowledge they need to burn brighter, blaze new trails, and become a force for good in society — ultimately becoming the spark to ignite others. By guiding students toward a brighter future, we’ll create a legacy that lasts.

PEOPLE WE SERVE


Creating and nurturing a culture of giving and philanthropy that extends to our staff, faculty, students, graduates, and community partners. A culture of shared values and collective impact, where every community member and every contribution strengthens our educational mission and builds a legacy of compassion and innovation.

FROM IDEA TO IMPACT

80K

Workforce and professional development students

50K

Degree-seekinglearners

50%

Undergraduate students who are active-duty military, Veterans, and dependents

230K

Alumni in 50 states and 20 countries

130,000

Total learners served per year

DONOR SPOTLIGHT

“As a National University Foundation donor, you’ll help make higher education accessible and achievable to all. Your generous contribution becomes a torch that lights a path forward and forever changes lives.”

OUR PURPOSE


Creating and nurturing a culture of giving and philanthropy that extends to our staff, faculty, students, graduates, and community partners. A culture of shared values and collective impact, where every community member and every contribution strengthens our educational mission and builds a legacy of compassion and innovation.

BREAKING BARRIERS.
BUILDING FUTURES.

ABOUT NATIONAL UNIVERSITY


Since 1971, Veteran-founded nonprofit National University has been breaking barriers in education. Our 190+ career-relevant degree programs and achievable four- and eight-week courses are backed by Whole Human Education™, our holistic approach to student success. NU provides the academic, emotional, career, financial, and family support needed to break any barriers students face so they can stay on track, finish faster, and achieve their personal and professional goals. The NU community includes 230,000+ alumni worldwide. Visit National University to learn more.

WHY I GIVE

FUNDING OUR FUTURE


From first-generation college students to military Veterans to community college transfers, National University Foundation beneficiaries share how they found their pathways to possibility through stories of help and hope.

Watch Asya’s Success Story
Watch LaGarian’s Success Story
Watch Pedro’s Success Story

FIND YOUR REASON


Your support makes National University a force for good. However you direct your generosity, it makes a difference in the lives of students, faculty, and the communities they serve. Offering financial resources to students ensures that equity and inclusion remain at the heart of who we are as a University. Your gift of any size to one of the divisions below or to another area you’re passionate about makes a profound difference in lighting the way to a brighter future.

Funding Priorities

SCHOLARSHIPS


Scholarships and Grants
Through NU scholarships and grants, eligible students can reduce the financial burden of college, start classes sooner, and finish their programs faster while focusing on achieving their goals.

Whole Human EducationTM
NU’s 360-degree supportive ecosystem gives students the academic, career, financial, emotional, and family support needed to stay on track and reach their goals.

STUDENT SUCCESS
SCIENCES


The Academies at NU
The Academies at NU offer self-paced, on demand professional development for lifelong learners looking to gain new skills without the commitment of extended degree courses.

Healthy Learning Centers
With the ability to serve as a convenient and helpful third-space these inspirational physical locations offer adult learners a place to build community and access onsite resources for wellbeing and learning.

Cause Research Institute (CRI)
NU’s CRI enriches the student experience by broadening research and scholarship opportunities for faculty and students, creating new pathways to impact society positively.

ACADEMIC AND
WORKFORCE EXCELLENCE


Academic Excellence
As the largest private nonprofit university in San Diego, NU is proud to offer 150-degree programs and a robust offering of certificate programs through partnerships with more than 250 workforce partners. Support of Academic and Workforce excellence will provide resources to support academic program and career pathway expansion and innovation.

Contact Us

nu.edu/nu-foundation | foundation@nu.edu
(858) 642-8942
9388 Lightwave Ave, San Diego, CA 92123