A private non-profit corporation, the CSU Chico Research Foundation provides services and administrative support to the Chico campus of the California State University. The foundation is responsible for fundraising and philanthropic endeavors on behalf of the University. The foundation also manages externally funded projects oriented towards research, education, or public service and provides a supplemental source of income and discretionary funds to support activities which cannot be met with State funds. Services include developing and administering of grants, managing property, and acting as a fiscal agent for campus programs. The foundation is self financed and receives no state appropriations.