Adams State University Foundation

A nonprofit organization

The Foundation exists to promote and further the purposes of the University; to seek and receive gifts, legacies and grants of money or property and to administer such for the benefit of students. Through your support, the Foundation will continue to help ASU students create their own great story!


"Thank you, Adams, for letting me achieve such great opportunities. You've been a true blessing. I can't wait to take the next step forward." - JC Maheu '17, recipient of the Acting & Talent, Promising Scholar, Theatre Foundation, Friends of Music, Richard Talley Music/Teacher, and Chair's Merit scholarships

"This is the first place where I've really felt at home." - Brian Glassey '17, recipient of the Chair's and Vice President's Merit, Track & Field, and Grizzly Club scholarships

"Thanks, ASU, for equipping me to expand the opportunities in my family's life and others' lives." - Bill Becker '05, 6th grade teacher at Alta Vista Charter School

"I credit my success to Adams State University educational staff. Thank you so much!" - Elia Trujillo '12, language coordinator/medical interpreter at Prowers Medical Center; CEO of Elia's Translation Services

"All of my professors at Adams State were very encouraging of my intention to become a lawyer, and that encouragement and support was very inspiring. All of these professors expected a lot, but they offered so much in return. The women demonstrated success without sacrificing what makes you unique and creative." - Hon. Barbara Holmes '82, 2017 Outstanding Alumna


The Adams State University Foundation shall:

1. Pursue gifts, legacies and grants of money or property

2. Administer the same exclusively for the educational benefits of the university

3. Promote and support the interests, objectives and purposes of the university in such other ways as the Foundation determines from time to time

Background Statement

The Adams State University Foundation was established on 02/01/1962. Adams State University serves a critical need in Colorado's San Luis Valley and the nation by providing high quality education to a diverse student body. The Adams State University Foundation raises and manages contributions to meet the greatest needs of the University which include: scholarships, work-study programs, support for classroom equipment and technology and leadership development for both faculty and students. The Foundation manages approximately 220 scholarship funds and three work-study/internship programs which are helping students reach their goal of obtaining their college degree.

Organization Data


Organization name

Adams State University Foundation

other names

Adams State College Foundation

Year Established


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Organization Size

Large Organization


208 Edgemont Blvd, Suite 3080
Alamosa, CO 81101

Service areas

Alamosa County, CO, US