SF State students, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college and/or receive financial aid, sometimes experience crisis life events resulting in unforeseen financial demands. Typical examples include health-related emergencies, theft, a fire in their home, or domestic violence. Already living with significant socio-economic challenges, students sometimes lose hope in these situations and even give up on their dreams of a college education altogether. The HOPE (Help, Opportunity & Pathway to Empowerment) Crisis Loan Fund will provide students with support in amounts commensurate with need (starting around $500) to cover educational expenses, tuition, books, room/board, medical expenses and other needs essential to supporting their pathway to a degree.

Cesar Chavez Student Center
Students above Cesar Chavez Center

The goal to establish an endowed fund is $500,000

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Funding Initiatives

Students talking on campus

Career Services & Leadership Development

Through integrated learning opportunities, the Center promotes career exploration and leadership development.

Guardian Scholars at SFSU

Guardian Scholars

Guardian Scholars serves former and current foster care youth in pursuing their undergraduate degrees.

Cesar Chavez center at night

Project Rebound

Project Rebound assists formerly incarcerated individuals in admissions and academic success at the University.


For More Information, Contact


Manny Nungaray

Executive Director of Development & 
Campaign Operations
University Development
Email: mannyn@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 405-2655