Your Impact

Thank you for your generosity and partnership in 2022–23

"On behalf of the entire UC Berkeley community, I would like to extend my appreciation for your support of the Cal Fund during 2022–23. These gifts provide flexible funding that enables us to respond quickly and creatively to immediate needs and opportunities across our entire campus, ensuring excellence in teaching, research, and an exceptional experience for our students. Thank you for your partnership!"

— Carol T. Christ, Chancellor

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A Community that Cares

As a donor to the Cal Fund, you are part of a community of more than 7,200 donors who provided more than $3.7 million through gifts to Berkeley’s campus-wide annual funds during 2022–23. Over the last five years, you and other partners have invested more than $18.7 million in the Cal Fund and the Cal Parents Fund, enabling us to meet pressing needs on campus and advance the work of the world’s preeminent public university. We are grateful for your care for our students, our faculty, and our entire university.

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Advancing Student Success

Each year, investments in Berkeley's Cal Fund enrich our campus through a wide range of initiatives. For example, in 2022–23, your generosity provided essential funding for the Student Learning Center (SLC), the premier undergraduate academic support hub at Berkeley. For nearly fifty years, the SLC has provided a free, inclusive space for undergraduates to collaborate, learn, and grow.

At the SLC, peer tutors, professional educators, and advisers foster and inspire personal and academic growth in our undergraduates. Serving more than 10,000 students annually — nearly 40 percent of Berkeley’s undergraduate population— the center offers a wide range of programs, events, and classes, from economics and writing to statistics and mathematics. By supporting the Cal Fund, your partnership helps our students navigate Berkeley’s rigorous academic environment and succeed.

Building a Campus Culture of Wellness

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This year, your generosity also helped launch the Campus Mobile Crisis Response project (CMCR), an initiative comprising an interdisciplinary team of mental health clinicians who  provide comprehensive crisis intervention, assessment, and evaluation for the university community, with the goal of reducing the need for police and emergency medical services when possible. CMCR soft-launched in Spring 2023, and currently serves students, faculty, and staff requiring non-emergent mental health intervention and assessment.

Looking ahead, the CMCR plans to bolster its capacity by expanding its services across campus. This includes increasing hours of operation, adding emergency medical technicians to the team, and the development of a peer program. Your support of the Cal Fund is doing so much to improve the success and well-being of our entire campus community.

Enriching Programs and Access Across Campus

In addition, your gifts to the Cal Fund are transforming the undergraduate experience, strengthening disability access across campus for our students, and supporting vital scholarship funding. In 2022–23, your partnership helped bolster a variety of programs. These include:

  • Berkeley Connect, an innovative program that places thousands of undergraduates into small group cohorts to build a sense of belonging in unique, intimate communities. Berkeley Connect offers undergraduates mentorship and professional development resources while granting graduate students mentoring opportunities and fellowship support.
  • The Disabled Students’ Program, an initiative that promotes an inclusive environment for students with disabilities, collaborating with the campus community to remove barriers to educational access. This program equips students with accommodations and services needed to achieve their academic goals.
  • Undergraduate student scholarship funding, which makes a world-class Berkeley education accessible to students from all backgrounds.

Sustaining Your School

If you are a Berkeley alum, there’s another way in which your investment in the Cal Fund makes a difference. When you donate to the Cal Fund, a portion of your gift is distributed to the school where you studied. By supporting the Cal Fund, you not only help address emerging needs across our entire campus, but also enhance the work of the school or college you attended.