What We Do
The MSU Foundation drives economic development by supporting grant programs, venture creation, venture investment, and placemaking initiatives across Michigan.
Since its inception, the MSU Foundation has awarded over $370 million to the University. Recipients of the grants are bright, promising researchers, seasoned educators, and thousands of students. Investing both mind and heart in MSU, they will perpetuate its academic excellence.
We provide the educational and financial support necessary to turn MSU research technologies into successful Michigan businesses. Our ecosystem integrates strong entrepreneurial programming, services, and events.
Our team invests in breakthrough technologies by providing gap and pre-seed funding for diverse startups arising from MSU’s faculty, researchers, and students. Through local investment, we bring economic value—not only to the Greater Lansing Area's community but also to Michigan's economy.
We support economic development, placemaking, and corporate innovation by creating spaces and providing resources for MSU and community-based companies. Tenants benefit from opportunities to develop collaborative linkages with the nation’s premier land-grant university and all of its resources.