Upstate Foundation Funds

The Upstate Foundation manages more than 1,000 funds. These funds support Upstate students, patients and families, and faculty and staff with fund purposes that encompass education, research, technology, staff development and recognition, and unmet patient needs. 

You can designate a gift to an Upstate Foundation fund(s) through the annual Upstate Community Giving Campaign. This vehicle is use to support an Upstate purpose or project that is meaningful to you. Hamilton White and Elizabeth Blackwell donors may also designate gifts to an Upstate fund. If choosing an Upstate Foundation fund for the Upstate Community Giving Campaign, be sure to add 613 in front of the fund number. 613 is Upstate Medical University’s designated prefix.

Below are some highlighted funds you can give to that benefit Upstate.  

Feature Fund

Golisano Center for Special Needs # 07850 – To support the creation of the Upstate Golisano Center for Special Needs. There is a special opportunity for permanent recognition on the Donor Wall of Honor for staff who make a $300 gift/pledge and faculty who make a $1,500 gift/pledge. 

Click here to learn more about the Golisano Center for Special Needs

Funds related to the COVID-19 outbreak

Upstate Foundation Support of Upstate Employees Fund #47681 – To provide support for Upstate employees with unmet needs such as child or elder care expenses, and food during this health care crisis. 

Virtual Visitation Fund for Upstate Patients #47985 – Established by the Office of Patient Experience, to provide electronic devices for patients to keep in contact with loved ones given current hospital visitor restrictions; the devices also provide much-needed distractions for patients, such as reading, web browsing, watching videos and listening to music. 

Student Retention Emergency Fund #44555 – To provide financial aid to Upstate students experiencing sudden or significant financial hardship that may impact their ability to remain in school.

Funds with annual donor recognition. 

Your name will be add to the donor wall with a gift of $100 and up.

Friend In Deed Annual Fund #16324 – for unmet patient needs. Donor recognition at Upstate University Hospital Lobby and Upstate Community Hospital corridor to East Lobby

Upstate Cancer Center Annual Fund #47620. Donor recognition at Upstate Cancer Center, 1st floor walkway

Click here to view additional highlighted funds.


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