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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Philanthropic gifts help fund over £100 million in bursaries to support students experiencing financial pressures over the next ten years.
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Oliver (Robinson 1999) and Jodie (Robinson 2001) Millican made a generous gift of £50,000 to establish the Windward Bursary for Women in STEMM. The Bursary is means-tested and awarded to female undergraduates studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine.
Julia Fan Li
Gates Cambridge Trustee and alumna Julia Fan Li (St John's 2008) reflects on the life-changing impact of the scholarship over its first 20 years.
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A legacy gift to Lucy Cavendish from the Charitable Foundation of the late Ernest Hecht OBE will fund two new studentships.
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“Climate change is perhaps the most urgent issue of our generation and time may well be running out for us to halt the rise in global temperatures,” says Jamie Arnell (Downing 1988) who is supporting the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge (CCRC) to find innovative solutions to help repair our climate.

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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A gift from Twitter will fund four scholarships in Machine Learning (ML) in the Department of Computer Science and Technology.
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The Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre will work with educators to translate its research into practice and effect positive change in learners’ lives.
Full Blue Racing, Cambridge University Department of Engineering
The scholarship will cover tuition fees and maintenance costs for the four-year duration of the course.
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The University's Institute of Criminology is pleased to announce the establishment of a Professorship in Penal Theory and Ethics following a generous donation from Professor Andreas von Hirsch.  
Classics undergraduate Zaynab Ahmed
Joyce Reynolds Awards to support underrepresented Classics students bolstered by a new gift.