Choose an Affinity Group

Do you want to play a sustaining role in science, art, and culture at Caltech? These giving organizations welcome your involvement.

Caltech Associates

Your Caltech Associates membership dues provide unrestricted support to priority initiatives and allow Caltech researchers to take smart risks—focused on making meaningful breakthroughs in science, engineering, technology, and medicine—to improve the lives of people all over the world. 

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Friends of Beckman Auditorium

Support performing arts at Caltech. Your giving funds artists’ fees as well as community outreach activities and cultural exchanges with the greater Pasadena community.

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Friends of the Caltech Y

Support learning beyond the classroom and the lab. Your giving helps expand students’ worldview and social awareness by offering programs that promote teamwork, community engagement, leadership, and love of learning.

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Friends of the Caltech Libraries

Support a key resource for the entire Caltech community. Your giving underwrites vital library equipment and materials and expands services that enhance research and learning.

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Friends of Instrumental Music

Support the people of Caltech as they make beautiful music. Your giving sustains Caltech’s jazz and concert bands, chamber music groups, and orchestra, providing vital funds for new music, instruments, and regular performances.

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Friends of the Palomar Observatory

Support an iconic facility for discovery in astronomy. Your giving advances the educational outreach and research mission of the Palomar Observatory.

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