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.

 
 
 
 
 
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Alumni give back to honour the impact and legacy of distinguished clinician and mentor Theo Chalmers.
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The University of Cambridge has launched ‘Cambridge University Help for Ukraine’ — a comprehensive package of new support for students and academics displaced by the war on Ukraine.
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Dr Clare Jackson’s 'Devil-Land: England Under Siege, 1588-1688', an extraordinary account of one of the most turbulent periods of English history, has won the Wolfson History Prize 2022, the most prestigious history prize in the UK.
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Dr Peter Ochieng, a researcher in natural language processing and AI, has been appointed as the inaugural DeepMind Academic Fellow in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge.
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More than 50 students from backgrounds of educational disadvantage have been offered a place on the University of Cambridge’s first-ever pre-degree foundation year.

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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In 2020, the murder of George Floyd galvanised waves of activism across the US and around the world. In response, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr and fellow alumni initiated the Alexander Crummell Fund, named in honour of the first Black student to matriculate and graduate from Cambridge.
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The Centre, based at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory, will play a key role in accelerating the decarbonisation of flight and power generation.
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The University is pleased to announce the establishment of a new professorship to advance research in the field of polar environmental science, thanks to a generous endowment by Viking.
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Formula 1 has announced that it will extend its funding commitment to the Formula 1 Engineering Scholarship programme for underrepresented groups until 2025, continuing its drive to increase diversity within the sport.
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University of Cambridge becomes the first university outside of the US to partner with The Posse Foundation.