Caltech Launches $2 Billion Fundraising Campaign


On April 29, Caltech formally launched Break Through: The Caltech Campaign.

This ambitious $2 billion fundraising initiative will enable the Institute to spur the most innovative and promising research, prepare students to become leaders in science and society, and help secure Caltech’s place as an engine of discovery for generations to come.

The campaign will focus on generating support for three major priorities:

  • Flexible endowment and discretionary funds to empower the Institute to advance extraordinary science, technology, and education wherever the opportunities may lead (target: $600 million)
  • Fellowships, scholarships, and funds to bolster student life, teaching, and outreach to prepare tomorrow’s problem solvers and difference makers to change the world (target: $600 million)
  • Directed funds for programs and facilities to advance fundamental discovery and technological innovation aimed at increasing the store of human knowledge and addressing the problems that confront humanity (target: $800 million)

“People come to Caltech to change the world,” says Caltech president Thomas F. Rosenbaum, holder of the Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair and professor of physics. “The Break Through campaign will help ensure that Caltech’s culture of excellence, fearlessness, and ambition will thrive far into the future, both creating knowledge for the ages and improving lives today.”

Learn more about the campaign here.