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Giving to The Fund

Caltech’s ability to make transformative discoveries is due in large part to the generosity of our alumni, parents and friends. Annual gifts to The Caltech Fund provide flexible funding to highest priority areas on campus that enhance the unique Caltech student experience. 

Student Life Fund

The Student Life Fund supports valuable experiences beyond the classroom that help students find a critical balance between academics and everything else. Events, trips, and a variety of extracurricular activities give students a social outlet, helping them build creative problem-solving skills. Through student life activities, Techers begin building lifelong relationships with each other and the Caltech community.

Athletics Fund
The Athletics Fund provides support for program-wide intercollegiate athletics initiatives, in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. It also enhances Caltech’s physical education curriculum and the general recreational program serving the entire Caltech community.

Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
The Undergraduate Scholarship Fund helps support Caltech’s commitment to educating students of the highest caliber, regardless of their financial circumstances. Over half of our undergraduate students depend on scholarships. Scholarship Fund gifts afford the next generation of Techers the opportunity to pursue their academic goals and not be burdened with the cost of higher education.

Graduate Fellowship Fund
Graduate fellowships help free graduate students from worry about the cost of their Caltech education, allowing them to concentrate on coursework and research with professors at the top of their fields. Gifts to the Graduate Fellowship Fund help grad students discover new ideas to advance science and technology.

Parents Fund
The Caltech Parents Fund helps further the mission of Caltech. This unique fund creates a community of parents who are actively engaged in their students’ experiences at the Institute. Gifts to the Caltech Parents Fund provide resources to areas of highest priority, such as undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, summer research, athletics, and student life.