Why give?

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Student Support

The Cal Fund enhances student life. From scholarships to small-group mentoring to career counseling, the fund provides essential support for programs that greatly improve the Berkeley experience for our undergraduates.

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Faculty Excellence

The Cal Fund offers startup funds for new classrooms and labs, classroom technology that enhances the teaching and learning experience, and funding for faculty research. The support enables Berkeley to recruit — and retain — early-career faculty capable of great things.

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Research

Berkeley is a research powerhouse, the birthplace of path-breaking advances that have changed our world for the better. Nearly half of all Berkeley undergrads engage in some form of research — far above the average for American universities. The Cal Fund helps to extend these opportunities for hands-on learning and improving our society.