The Empire State College Foundation works to support the mission and ambitions of the college. The Foundation supports these goals through outreach and education, as well as by seeking philanthropic support from gifts, grants, and estate planning. The Foundation is committed to being a responsible steward of all donated funds, and to use its resources to impact students and faculty, helping them to achieve their goals.

The Empire State College Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds to benefit Empire State College. All gifts to the Empire State College Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.