Together We Are #CycloneStrong

More than 290 donors have contributed over $65,000 to help the campus community. Thank you for your continued support and generosity!

Your Gift in Action

May 01, 2020

In response to COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Cyclone community have come together and contributed over $50,000 to the Cyclone Strong Fund so far.


$10,000 has been allocated to address food insecurity. Through a partnership between the Cyclone Strong Fund and the Division of Student Affairs, a new food pantry has been established on campus in the West Side Market in the Union Drive Community Center. $40,000 will be allocated to students as financial aid and will be distributed by the Office of Student Financial Aid.


As students, faculty and staff continue to face unexpected challenges, these funds will be critical in helping as many members of the ISU community as possible. Thank you for the impact you have made and your generosity!


Matching Challenge

April 24, 2020

The 2:1 matching challenge provided by the ISU Foundation Board of Directors has been achieved! We are so grateful to everyone who helped meet this matching challenge by making a gift or sharing the #CycloneStrong project. Thank you for your continued generosity and for supporting the ISU community!


You can continue to find updates about the Cyclone Strong Fund on the project page at and by following the ISU Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


Thank you again for your support and showing that when we come together we are #CycloneStrong!

#CycloneStrong T-shirts

April 20, 2020

The ISU Book Store & ISU Foundation are teaming up to sell #CycloneStrong t-shirts! Proceeds will be donated to the Cyclone Strong Fund to help ISU students, faculty and staff facing additional and unexpected challenges at this time. If you’re looking for more ways to support the campus community and show your Cyclone spirit, you can purchase t-shirts here:


Thank you to all who have made a gift and shared the Cyclone Strong project! We are grateful for your support and generosity.

Thank You

April 09, 2020

The #CycloneStrong project launched almost three weeks ago and since then more than 125 alumni and friends have made gifts totaling over $16,000 to help members of the campus community who are in need at this challenging time. As many are facing evolving and uncertain circumstances, we are grateful to know that our extended Cyclone family continues to come together to help fellow Cyclones.


To help amplify the impact of the Cyclone Strong Fund, please consider sharing this project on social media using the buttons at the top of the project page at You can also share our direct link:


We wish everyone health and safety at this time. Thank you again for all you do for Iowa State University!

Have questions or want to make your gift another way?

March 19, 2020

You can contribute by clicking on the “Make a Gift” button at the top of this page. If you have questions, or would like to discuss your gift with an ISU Foundation staff member, please email or call 515-294-8536. Checks can be made payable to ISU Foundation, noting Cyclone Strong Fund in the memo line, and mailed to:


ISU Foundation

PO Box 2230

Ames, IA 50010

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