Yale College Alumni Fund

Alumni Fund gifts of any size support Yale’s core needs. From financial aid, to teaching and research, to enriching student life, your generosity touches every aspect of Yale College.

As an alum, you show your support for Yale’s uncompromising standards when you participate in this tradition of giving. You can personalize your contribution by designating your gift to one or more areas of special interest or give without restriction to support the university’s most pressing needs. Make your gift now or keep reading to learn more.

How can my gift make an impact?

Annual giving to Yale College through the Alumni Fund provides current and immediately expendable support for the university’s basic operations. Your gift goes to work right away.


Unrestricted gifts provide immediate support for the university’s most pressing needs. Each dollar of unrestricted, current use funding has the equivalent immediate effect of income generated by $20 of endowment funds.

Financial Aid

Financial aid in Yale College is subsidized by the generosity of Alumni Fund donors. These gifts significantly defray the cost of a Yale education and help bring exceptional students to the university.

Undergraduate Life

Yale’s registered undergraduate organizations, pre-orientation programs and activities, and cultural centers enable a well-rounded and enriching university experience extending beyond academics.

Faculty Support & Curriculum Development

Alumni Fund gifts in support of faculty help advance the boundaries of human knowledge and sustain Yale’s academic excellence.

Library Resources

The Yale Library System is one of the university’s crown jewels, featuring 15 million print and electronic holdings housed in fifteen libraries.


Yale’s world-renowned campus features over 300 buildings across 1,155 acres. Gifts to the Alumni Fund help fund the renovation and maintenance of these iconic facilities.