We Inspire Innovation
Every gift to Carnegie Mellon University makes a difference — and every dollar counts. Thousands of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends give each year, benefiting current and future students, making it possible for the Silicon Valley campus to pursue more ground-breaking research projects and building a strong financial foundation for our next strategic initiatives.
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Your support for CMU's academic and research initiatives at the Silicon Valley campus makes a positive impact on the world today and inspires the next generation of Carnegie Mellon innovators.Go to our secure online giving site
Education Support Fund
Carnegie Mellon's top-ranked academic experience is made possible by many generous gifts to the university throughout its 100-year history. More than half of all students, including graduate students at the Silicon Valley campus, receive some form of financial aid. Your support for scholarships, fellowships and assistantships can help secure our students' success.
Research Support Fund
Drawing on Carnegie Mellon's award-winning network of experts and innovators, the Silicon Valley campus has developed a series of projects exploring the challenges and solutions that will shape the future of computer and software engineering. Your support can further our efforts in current projects and initiatives, including:
- CROSSMobile — A cross-layer architecture for next-generation wireless systems. Carnegie Mellon is building an at-scale CROSSMobile netowrk and is actively seeking partners to join us in the creation of next-generation wireless test bed.
- Survivable Social Network — Emergency communication systems using commodity hardware and CMU's social networking engine, designed to duplicate IP infrastructure using local WiFi nodes with minimal power requirements. Following successful field tests in community emergency response exercises, we are seeking partners interested in running trials with SSN in larger scale exercises.
- Disaster Management Initiative — The Disaster Management Initiative brings together public organizations, non-profits, private consortiums, technologists and citizens to jointly develop better technical solutions for disaster management. We welcome corporate, foundation and government interest and support to accomplish our mission in the public good. We have also established an affiliates program to allow us the opportunity to provide our research and collaborations. Learn more about contributing to the DMI
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund
Tomorrow's startup founders and CEOs may be students here today. Gifts to this fund will allow the university to invest in our students and graduates, with grants to develop ideas that begin at the Silicon Valley campus and launch their careers as entrepreneurs with confidence.
Silicon Valley Strategic Initiatives Fund
This fund enables CMU's leaders to meet existing needs and to invest in new areas of strategic interest to the future of the Silicon Valley campus and the university community. To contribute, give online and specify "Silicon Valley Strategic Initiatives Fund" in the drop down menu.