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Santa Clara Fund

The Big Question: What is the best way to directly support students?

The Santa Clara Fund and the Santa Clara Parents Fund is how we provide more scholarships to more students.  It is the foundation of giving to Santa Clara University because of its support of our core mission of educating leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion. 

View the message from Julie Schaefer, Parent Class of 2024 and 2026, to learn more about Day of Giving and how her family is making an impact this year with challenges to the food insecurity program and mental health initiatives. No matter which area of campus your family loves, your gift makes a big difference, and the Santa Clara Fund is a great place to start by supporting the overall undergraduate student experience!


Immediate, Direct Impact

100% of the gifts made to the Santa Clara Fund and the Santa Clara Parents Fund go to work immediately to benefit current students.

  • Scholarships
  • Academic programs
  • Study abroad and immersion programs
  • Student initiatives

Define the SCU experience, bring us together, and make SCU open to all! 

At Santa Clara University, we want each student to pursue what they love, to discover themselves, to be brave, strong, giving and compassionate, to be a part of a community that nourishes, challenges, and welcomes, and to be confident in stepping out of comfort zones and making an impact in the world.


Bronco Support in the U.S. & Around the World
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 66
2 WA 5
3 OR 4
Santa Clara Fund Challenge
Wow! 100 gifts were made to the Santa Clara Fund, unlocking a $2.5k gift from Michele Barnett Gaskill ’02, Parent of Briana ’25 and Kayla ’27.
100 / 100 Gifts
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Or you can contact us at giving@scu.edu.