Ways to Give

Caltech donors, like Caltech scientists and engineers, live for the next never-been-done moment. We invite supporters to share in the thrill of discovery by contributing in the ways that best suit their passions and philanthropic goals. When you give to Caltech, you become a part of a community that will change the world.

Make an Outright Gift

Explore the many ways you can make a donation that will directly benefit teaching, learning, and research at Caltech.

Support Caltech Students

You can support Caltech students through undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and the student wellness and student emergency funds.

Support COVID-19 Research

Explore the innovative work of Caltech scientists and engineers in their fight against COVID-19 and future pandemics through diagnostics, tracking, therapeutics, and vaccines.

Support Inclusion and Diversity

Join Caltech in fostering an environment where the brightest, most creative minds from every segment of society and every corner of the globe can achieve their fullest potential.

Name an Endowment

Gifts that establish endowments offer reliable and ongoing support for the initiatives that are most important to you—from scholarships, fellowships, and professorships to cross-disciplinary research programs. Caltech endowments are managed to last, accelerating progress and encouraging innovation for generation after generation.

Be a Caltech Associate

Join more than 2,000 annual members whose discretionary support helps Caltech faculty, students, and staff uncover new knowledge and make breakthroughs.

Choose an Affinity Group

Give in concert with a group that aligns with your interests. Learn more about how you can contribute to a specific Caltech entity dedicated to science, culture, or the arts.

Support the Caltech Fund

Help current Techers. Your gift to the Caltech Fund directly enhances the educational experience for undergraduates and graduate students, giving them the resources, opportunities, and extracurricular activities they need to flourish.

Give for Your Reunion

Give back to honor the place that gave you your education. Join your classmates to make a gift of any amount to the Caltech Fund—and make a difference in the lives of the students who follow in your footsteps.

Make a Planned Gift

There are many ways to establish a legacy by investing in Caltech. Our gift planning experts assist donors in making gifts of stock, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, retirement plan assets, cash, or life insurance. Many supporters choose options such as charitable gift annuities, retained life estates, or charitable remainder unitrusts to maximize tax benefits while empowering research, discovery, and education at Caltech.