For Foundations

Caltech's Office of Foundation Relations works to understand foundations' missions and giving priorities, and proactively explores areas of synergy with Caltech's distinctive strengths. To learn more about how Caltech partners with private foundations or to visit campus, please contact us at We look forward to hearing from you!

General Information

About Caltech: Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. The Institute manages JPL for NASA, sending probes to explore the planets of our solar system and quantify changes on our home planet. Caltech also owns and operates large-scale research facilities such as the Seismological Laboratory and a global network of astronomical observatories, including the Palomar and W. M. Keck Observatories; and cofounded and comanages LIGO. Caltech faculty and alumni have received 39 Nobel prizes, including 2 in 2017 and 1 in 2018. Caltech is an independent, privately supported institution with a 124-acre campus located in Pasadena, California.

Caltech News: Learn the latest on Caltech research, JPL news, and upcoming events.

Caltech Academics: At Caltech, approximately 948 undergraduate and 1,285 graduate students pursue their education. A Caltech education is notable for its rigorous curriculum, close collaborations with faculty, and small class sizes. Caltech students work toward undergraduate and graduate degrees alongside their intellectual equals in an academic environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary teamwork, critical thinking, mutual support, and a deep understanding of core concepts and principles across fields.

Campus Life & Events: Caltech welcomes the public at a wide array of events including public lectures, cultural performances, and outreach activities.

Caltech Diversity: Caltech's Center for Diversity is committed to providing education, advocacy, and allyship to create a community of equity and inclusive excellence at Caltech.

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach: The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach supports Caltech's multifaceted educational efforts, including undergraduate and graduate courses and curricula, formal and informal learning, and partnerships with PreK-12 teachers and students.

Research Centers and Institutes: Cross-disciplinary research centers and institutes support collaborations that develop powerful ideas and move society forward.

Academic Divisions

Break Through: The Caltech Campaign is an ambitious philanthropic initiative that will provide Caltech's remarkable scholars and inventors with resources to discover and innovate for generations to come. And for donors who thrill at the thought of exploring uncharted territory, Break Through is an opportunity to help change the world.