All Priorities


Looking for an area to direct your gift? Our current highest areas of need for our students and our university are outlined below. Major Priorities are those projects that have longer term impact, while our Ongoing Needs are those funds that have a more immediate impact on student success throughout the academic year.

Major Priorities

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Student Support Fund

Our students are doing their best to navigate the challenges of the past year, but many of them are still struggling. The Student Support Fund helps Lakers experiencing unexpected financial or personal hardship complete their education and graduate. Learn more.

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To improve access and affordability, we need donor support for our endowed and annual scholarships. While growing, these donor-funded scholarships continue to support a small percentage of our student population. You can help to provide additional funding where it is most needed for students. Learn More.

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Student Success Programs

Support greatest needs in any of Grand Valley's student success programs such as counseling, advising, career services, and more. Learn More.

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GVSU Art Collection Endowment

While our vision is unlimited, our resources are not. We need gifts from donors to provide stable support and fully realize the potential of our borderless museum.  Learn More.

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Veteran-Inclusive Campus Community

GVSU values and considers the spectrum of skills, experiences, and perspectives that veterans bring to our campus and we're committed to and proud of our efforts to help service members and their families successfully transition from military service to graduation and beyond. Learn More 

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Varsity Wrestling

It’s a simple fact. Grand Valley would not be at the top of NCAA Division II Athletics without the help of donors like you . The margin of excellence in recruiting, coaching, equipment, and facilities keeps our student-athletes competitive and creates championship caliber teams in every sport. Now it’s wrestling’s turn. Again. Learn More.

Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute

AWRI was created 35 years ago and was the first freshwater research, outreach, and educational organization working in West Michigan, for West Michigan. Its work is firmly focused on the future, at the intersection of our region's economic and environmental vitality. Your support will expand this important work. Learn more.

Ongoing Needs

Grand Valley Fund

Support the university’s highest priorities for students each year.

Laker Family Fund

Join other parents and families of current students to support the highest priorities for student opportunities outside of the classroom each year.

Momentum Fund

Help returning students who are experiencing financial hardships to continue their studies.

Supplies for the Replenish Food Resource

Provide students with food and personal care items to meet short-term challenges.

Student Textbooks, Technology, and Supplies

Provide financial support for students to purchase textbooks, computer software and technological supplies, and other expenses needed to complete coursework.


Celebrating Success

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Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health

The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health was dedicated on Wednesday, November 3, thanks to more than 700 donors who supported the project. This center will enhance collaboration and interaction between students in our 20+ health science programs and allow for learning on state-of-the-industry simulation and technology. Learn More.