How You Can Help

There are many ways you can give to Cleveland State's Community First Campaign.  We hope you will join us in building a strong foundation for our Next 50 years!


The Capital Improvements Fund

Your gift to the Capital Improvements Fund will allow us to meet the extensive facilities needs that have been identified in the Cleveland State Master Plan. There are many ways you can contribute to this significant endeavor, including some with naming opportunities.

The Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund will help fund annual unmet budget needs of the college prioritized by department chairs.


An endowment is a gift that is intended to be perpetual. In general, endowments are set up where the principal is invested with the interest being used for project funding. It can be unrestricted or, at the donor’s choice, can be designated for specific funding... such as academic positions, athletes, specific degree programs or special projects.


Do you know of grant opportunities that might be appropriate for Cleveland State? Has your organization ever considered creating a grant to support a special interest? Grants can be highly varied and structured to fit almost any situation.

The 5-Year $15 Million Campaign Goals

  • $10M Capital Improvements Fund
  • $1M Annual Fund
  • $1M Endowments
  • $3M Grants

Partners & Initiatives

  • Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator
  • America's SBDC Tennesseey
  • Your Skills. Your Future.
  • OneSource
  • Cleveland State Sustainability Initiative
  • TBR The College System of Tennessee
  • TN eCampus
  • Tennessee Transfer Pathway