Impact of giving

Cambridge turns philanthropy into impact. Now more than ever, our work takes place on a global scale. We build computers in Cambridge, grow tomatoes in Mexico, nurture leaders in Africa, empower education in India, and help protect cultures, languages and species across the planet.

Impact of giving

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.

 
 
 
 
 
Entopia Building, 1 Regent Street
The Entopia Building in central Cambridge will be transformed into an ultra-low carbon sustainability hub
Professor Lucia Reisch
Professor Reisch aims to focus on behavioural insights based policies for sustainable development
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The first year of the Harding Challenge has unlocked £2.7 million for students in need across collegiate Cambridge
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Each year, some MPhil and PhD students within our two postgraduate programmes experience unexpected financial difficulties part way through their studies.
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Trillions of dollars are expected to be passed on to the next generation of aspiring philanthropists within the next decade. In this interview, Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope, and Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) Founding Patron Badr Jafar, discuss the links between academic research and impactful and scalable philanthropy within and from the emerging markets.

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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Cultural institutions across the University will receive funding to help welcome back visitors and return to normal operating models in the months ahead by the UK government's Cultural Recovery Fund.
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Pressing issues of inequality are driving research into new economic approaches
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The Centre for Music Performance will transform the visibility, scale, ambition and reach of musical life at Cambridge.
Zofeya, a former patient
The campaign aims to raise £100 million for the hospital due to open in 2025
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Two new postdoctoral positions are funded to work on projects demonstrating the efficiency, quality, and environmental benefits of timber