Unrestricted support, also known as the Annual Fund, is the cornerstone of CIIS's giving program. It consists of the collective unrestricted gifts to CIIS from alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, friends, as well as foundations, businesses, and corporations. The Institute relies on these contributions to help cover its operating expenses and to ensure its financial stability and continued academic excellence.


CIIS currently spends 5-6 percent of its operating budget on scholarships and intends to increase the total amount of scholarships awarded significantly each year. Your gift for scholarships will help ensure that dedicated students with financial need are able to pursue and complete their educations in order to serve the needs of our world. With a gift of $10,000 or above, payable over a number of years, you can establish a named and endowed scholarship at the Institute.


The Counseling Centers of CIIS serve as training facilities for master's degree and doctoral students in the School of Professional Psychology. Each year, thousands of clients visit the six counseling centers for safe, supportive, and low-cost psychotherapy. Your gift will provide fee support for low-income clients and well as help the counseling centers operate more efficiently through infrastructure improvements. Find more information on each individual counseling center >>


CIIS Public Programs & Performances offers a global showcase of performances that celebrate cultural diversity by presenting traditional and contemporary artists from around the world, lectures by leading scholars and authors that provide a platform for exploring new perspectives about oneself and society, and workshops and certificate programs that encourage personal discovery, spiritual inquiry, and professional growth. Find more information about becoming a member of CIIS Public Programs & Performances or becoming a corporate partner or sponsor.


Established in 2002, The Arts at CIIS celebrates creativity, community engagement, and integrative approaches to the social questions facing contemporary society. With 12-15 art exhibitions and accompanying events per year by both emerging and established artists in three exhibition spaces, The Arts at CIIS strives to inspire and engage in the collective, spiritual, conceptual, and aesthetic dimensions of culture. The Arts at CIIS has also recently launched CHROMA, a photography exhibition and publication project with the goal of advancing inclusion within the field of photography and enriching our collective culture by making visible the histories, experiences, and insights of diverse communities. More information about supporting the Arts at CIIS >>


CIIS' commitment to quality instruction and innovative research is expressed in the collection of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Library. The Library contains approximately 55,000 print books and e-books, over 8,300 journals (in print or online), and a growing audio-video collection (including a special psychotherapy practice video collection).

For more information on making a gift to CIIS, please contact Dorotea Reyna, Director of Development, at (415)575-6135 or dreyna@ciis.edu.

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