Impact of giving

With your help, Cambridge is changing people's lives today and transforming the world tomorrow. We've done a lot, but we haven't finished yet. And none of this is possible without you.

Impact of giving

Highlights from the Dear World...Yours, Cambridge fundraising campaign

From life-changing scholarships and new facilities that are transforming the student experience, to new research frontiers and exhibitions that change how we view the world, discover what has been achieved together over the past eight years of the 'Dear World...Yours, Cambridge' campaign.

Philanthropic impact stories

Find out how Cambridge is working to solve the challenges we face in today's world. None of the examples described here would be possible without Cambridge’s philanthropic supporters. Their philanthropy sets the brilliant minds working at Cambridge free to pursue new ideas and change the world.

 
 
 
 
 
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Nurturing the finest academic talent to contribute to society through the pursuit of research
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A new Gemini Boat Race season got underway for Cambridge University Boat Club with the annual Presidents’ Challenge.
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Largest campaign in Cambridge’s history, ‘Dear World... Yours, Cambridge’, delivers impact on every continent.
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Donors to Cambridge in America (CAm) contributed more than $514 million to the record-breaking “Dear World . . . Yours, Cambridge” campaign. Almost $26 million came to CAm from gifts under $50,000 that supported Colleges and initiatives such as student support, health care and Cambridge Zero, among others.  
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The Rosalie Crawford scholarship will help Girton College welcome and support more postgraduate students from around the world take up their place at Cambridge.

Gift announcements

Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

 
 
 
 
 
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An anonymous legacy gift will help the Early Cancer Institute invest in state-of-the-art equipment.
Student vloggers from the Get In Cambridge campaign
New philanthropic support ensures the future of the Get In Cambridge programme.
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A new project with partners in Indonesia will identify best practices for restoring landscapes, focussing on riverside areas around oil palm crops.
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The University of Cambridge is partnering with the Mastercard Foundation, under its Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, to address one of the most pressing challenges in Africa: climate resilience and sustainability.
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The family will now support a new fund for teaching and research.

Testimonials

Discover why philanthropy matters and how it makes Cambridge better still. Hear from our donors about their philanthropic motivations and from those who have been supported by such gifts during their time at the University.

 
 
 
 
 
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I couldn’t be prouder of the difference Gates Cambridge scholars are making, and the leaders they have become.
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Volunteer Siobhan Cassidy (Homerton 1994) reflects on giving back, organising the 2021 Boat Race and the power of sport.
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University volunteer and philanthropist Eashwar Krishnan’s (Trinity 1996) time at Cambridge was supported with a Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund scholarship. Today, he supports postgraduate students “trying to give back and replicate the structure of incredible generosity” shown to him.
Christina Dawson
Philanthropists Christina and Peter Dawson have been long-term supporters of St Catharine’s College, Selwyn College, and the University of Cambridge. They are based in California. Christina spoke with us about what motivates her to give back and how philanthropy can help disadvantaged students fulfill their potential.
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University volunteer and philanthropist Tzo Tze Ang (Trinity 1997) is passionate about the contribution Cambridge can make to society and the power of philanthropy to help facilitate world-changing research.