Why give to the University and Colleges of Cambridge?

A gift to Cambridge changes lives. From first year undergraduates to final year PhD students, your gifts support extraordinary young people who would not otherwise be able to benefit from our life-changing education.

Your gifts enable world-leading research – from neuroscience to green energy, from cancer, dementia and public health to language, culture and global governance. Your gifts allow us to mentor and advise school-aged children with the talent to study at Cambridge but who have never before been encouraged to apply. Your gifts sustain and enrich the inspiring collegiate environment of Cambridge, which is at the heart of what makes this an unrivalled place to teach, learn and conduct research.

Our supporters span the globe, covering six continents and over 100 countries. They share a common belief that giving to Cambridge makes the world a better place. All our supporters have our deepest and most sincere gratitude.

Charitable status

The University of Cambridge is an exempt charity subject to regulation by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) under the UK Charities Act 2006. Read more details about the University’s charitable status.

Funds raised by the University and Colleges, 2013-14

£118.6m was raised by the University and Colleges of Cambridge in 2013-14.

In 2013-14, the University and Colleges received: £36.6m from alumni, £33.1m from trusts and foundations, £21.4m from other individuals, £14.5m from corporations and £13m from legacy gifts.