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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The Rosalie Crawford scholarship will help Girton College welcome and support more postgraduate students from around the world take up their place at Cambridge.
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Twenty Ukrainian medical students, whose training was thrown into turmoil by the Russian invasion, are next week beginning clinical placements at hospitals around Cambridge, to learn vital skills to help support their country's health service.
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Cambridge neuroscientist and psychologist Dr Duncan Astle is the inaugural Gnodde Goldman Sachs Professor of Neuroinformatics within the Department of Psychiatry.
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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.

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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The Isaac Newton Trust, the School of the Arts and Humanities, Magdalene and Newnham Colleges and donors including Ross and Jane Reason have collaborated to establish the first Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellowship in Philosophy.
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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.