The Evergreen State College

Evergreen Annual Fund

Breakdown showing the distribution of the Evergreen Annual Fundit takes all of us!

“I am forever indebted to my scholarship donor, for they have given me something I will value for the rest of my life.”

When you give to the Evergreen Annual Fund, you provide a stable and flexible stream of support for scholarships, academic programs, student projects and faculty research. Your annual contributions enhance the quality of the Evergreen experience, and open the door for many students who couldn’t otherwise afford a college education.

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The Annual Fund is Evergreen's largest single source of scholarship funding


Every time you give to scholarships through the Annual Fund, you expand access to Evergreen’s distinctive education. The accessibility of this education carries enormous benefits for students, their communities and the world.

Betty Kutter and students

Innovation—Faculty Grants

Every year your gifts fuel Evergreen’s academic vitality by creating faculty grants for research and new initiatives. Students are natural partners in this work and they directly benefit from a well-supported and highly engaged faculty.

“The Foundation grant allowed me to conduct crucial primary source research.”

Empowerment—Student Grants

Your donations invigorate learning by creating grants for students doing innovative research and projects.

Evergreen student in the lab


When you direct your gift to the Tacoma Annual Fund, you provide scholarships, tutoring, speakers and programs for students in the Tacoma program. Give to the Evergreen Tacoma Annual Fund now.

Stability—Campus Needs

The Annual Fund gives flexibility to direct resources to where funds are needed the most, including: campus initiatives in arts and culture, guest speakers, and services for students and alumni.

Evergreen relies more than ever on private donations, especially to the Annual Fund, to meet critical campus needs. A successful Annual Fund is a sign of a growing and healthy Evergreen. It can’t happen without you.

your gift encourages

Students interpreting artThe Annual Fund sponsors in-depth examination and inquiry by supporting student research grants.

“Thanks for helping me to move forward with my creative work and my teaching.”

In the past year, donations have assisted in student- directed study of the following topics: Examination of the effects of oxygen deprivation in heart attacks; a study of how cultural differences affect humanitarian projects in Haiti; and “Telling our Stories: What makes communities work—A Grays Harbor Anthology,” among others.

Your donations to the Annual Fund support Evergreen’s students by allowing them to complete their educations and foster critical inquiries in our community and our world.

“Thank you. The Foundation grant allowed me to conduct crucial primary source research.”

Nearly 80% of Evergreen’s students qualify for financial assistance.

The Annual Fund is Evergreen’s largest single source of scholarship funding, providing $300,000 per year and supporting full in-state tuition for 35 students.

your gift teaches

Students gathered around a Evergreen is regarded as one of America’s best learning communities and a national model for student engagement, quality teaching, applied learning and educational innovation.

“Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to attend Evergreen at all. I am so unbelievably grateful and cannot even begin to express my gratitude for having received this scholarship.”

Evergreen’s faculty members work closely with students due to a 23:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

In the past year, donations have assisted in faculty research of the following topics: Integrating Music, Robotics & Cybernetics; Mercury Assessment in the Pacific Northwest Forest, Stream, and Intertidal Ecosystems; and Sustainable Entrepreneurship, among others.

The Annual Fund provides $50,000 a year for in-depth study and continuous professional development by supporting independent faculty research grants. The average grant is just over $4,100.

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Make a gift to the Evergreen Annual Fund today.