The Cal Poly Fund
Why it Matters to Give to Cal Poly
From lab materials to landscaping, software to scholarships, the Rose Float to the Human Powered Vehicle team, the day-to-day operations of the university depend on consistent, reliable support from people like you. Giving annually to the Cal Poly Fund or to a Cal Poly college or department is how our most loyal supporters help Cal Poly improve academic excellence, enrich the undergraduate experience for today's students and reach out to support efforts across the university.
A strong track record of annual gifts to the Cal Poly Fund by alumni, faculty and staff also plays a role in Cal Poly’s academic rankings and the university's ability to earn funding from many foundations.
Funding the University
The Cal Poly Fund provides an opportunity for donors to make a gift that Cal Poly will channel to its most pressing needs, or a gift targeted directly to one of Cal Poly’s six colleges, or one of Cal Poly's specific university programs and projects.
Alumni, parents and university friends can be assured that all gifts to the Cal Poly Fund directly benefit today's students and will impact new generations of Cal Poly students for years to come.
For decades, Cal Poly students working for the Cal Poly Fund Phone-a-Thon have contacted alumni, parents and friends via telephone seeking annual donations by phone. Cal Poly's college deans and department heads also send letters to alumni and parents every year seeking donations by mail.
Anyone can make a donation to the Cal Poly Fund anytime -- and sign up for annual giving of any amount.