The Cal Fund

Gifts to the Cal Fund help ensure that UC Berkeley retains its excellence in teaching, research, and public service by supporting students and faculty across campus. These contributions are put to use immediately in support of the greatest needs on campus, providing vital flexibility at a time when just 14 percent of Berkeley’s overall funding comes from the State of California. 

Make a gift today to help with the following crucial areas:

Student Support

Through scholarships, small-group mentoring, and career counseling, you are providing essential support for programs that greatly improve student life.

Faculty Excellence

By providing start-up funds for new classrooms and labs, classroom technology, and funding for faculty research, your support enables Berkeley to recruit and retain early-career faculty capable of great things.


Berkeley is a research powerhouse and nearly half of our undergraduates engage in research — far above the average for American universities. Your giving helps extend these opportunities for hands-on learning and public service.

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