NAU Foundation: supporting the university


The Northern Arizona University Foundation, Inc. exists to support the university and operates as a public charity under the IRS non-profit code 501(c)(3). The NAU Foundation manages all private contributions to the university. The NAU Foundation specifically works to:

  • promote the university's mission
  • enhance its recognition
  • foster private investment from a broad base of constituents
  • develop a culture of philanthropy
  • make excellent education accessible to all
  • make high quality research possible
  • encourage outreach for the public good

The Foundation is managed by a board of directors, and our non-profit status means that all gifts will be used for the specified purposes of the gift and distinguished from state funds.

NAU Foundation Board

Meet the board members who oversee the Foundation; or if you are a board member, find resources.

Donor privacy policy and Bill of Rights

See your rights as a donor and how we keep your information safe.

From the Foundation

Read a letter from the NAU Foundation. 

Foundation fund accounts

Sign in to your Foundation fund account.

Foundation staff

Find contact information for NAU Foundation Staff.