Dear World,
Our ideas have shaped the world.
Now we must shape its future.

Yours, Cambridge

Our planet faces new and daunting challenges. Our ideas and insights are needed to solve them. But to attract the finest minds, and give them the resources they need, we need the world’s support.

Our goal

£1.5 billion
£2 billion

Yours, Cambridge

Featured priorities

What matters most to us? That all students with the potential to excel have a chance to study at Cambridge and its Colleges, not just some.
Sir David Attenborough (image by Cate Gillon)
Creative solutions to environmental challenges.
Scientists working
Working to improve outcomes for patients everywhere.
Public Policy
Linking Cambridge’s world-leading research with policymaking to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable world.


Valentina Ndolo sitting on a bench
Valentina Ndolo is a Gates Cambridge Scholar in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, where she is a PhD student developing mathematical models to identify areas of Uganda most at risk of anthrax. In 2016, she founded the STEMing Africa Initiative to help support talented female STEM graduates from Africa secure scholarships for postgraduate study at leading universities worldwide.
Composite image of Iain Drayton and the videos on a smartphone
Trinity Hall alumnus and Goldman Sachs partner Iain Drayton explains why he’s funding a social media campaign to encourage more Black and ethnic minority students to apply
Professor Paul Lane with African colleagues
Professor Paul Lane, the Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Professor of the Deep History and Archaeology of Africa, is helping to shape a dynamic future for the continent, built upon Africa’s unique history, cultural heritage and achievements.
Microscopic image of brain inflammation from Alzheimer's Disease. Credit: National Institute on Aging, NIH
Research into neurodegenerative diseases will receive a significant boost, thanks to three new PhD studentships in Cambridge, supported by a grant of £227,557 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the freemasons’ charity.