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Give towards Diversity Efforts

Santa Clara University has a range of giving opportunities that help to enhance and strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion efforts on the campus. These include raising funds for scholarships, to supporting programming and other related initiatives and services. You can make a one-time gift or set up a series of recurring gifts. You can contribute any amount.

Via the giving link, please select "Diversity and Inclusion Funds" and then the fund that you'd like to support.

Listed below are the diversity and inclusion funds that you can contribute to especially during the annual SCU Day of Giving.


Name of Fund Description Giving Link
Ahmanson Veterans Scholarship Initiative  Helps support SCU Student Veterans Contribute Today
Black Excellence Scholarship Fund (Endowed)  Established in 2020, this scholarship fund is for all students who support the mission to recruit, retain, and educate Black undergraduate students at Santa Clara University, to further diversify the Santa Clara campus community, and to catalyze systems that allow for greater solidarity with students of color. This is a need-based scholarship with priority granted to all students who are in full support of the SCU commitment to increase the success outcomes and thriving of Black first-generation college students.  Contribute Today
Office for Multicultural Learning To support programming, initiatives, and services that advocate for historically underrepresented populations Contribute Today
Gracelyn Rillorta Bateman Inclusive Excellence Award Fund supports the student recipients of the annual Bateman Inclusive Excellence awards for Seniors Contribute Today
Jesuit Cabrini Fund To support scholarships and initiatives for undocumented and immigrant students Contribute Today
Dr. Ramon Chacon Endowed Community Service Award Supports a service award for students with a demonstrated service in marginalized communities Contribute Today
Francisco and Laura Jimenez Breaking Through Endowed Scholarship To support scholarships for first generation Latinx students Contribute Today
LGBTQ+ Endowed Scholarship Fund To raise scholarship funds for LGBTQ+ students Contribute Today 
Charles Lampkin Award Given to the junior or senior African American student who has demonstrated excellence and commitment to performance in theatre, music, dance or TV Contribute Today
LEAD Scholars Program Gift Fund To support the emergency funding and programmatic needs of SCU’s first-generation college students Contribute Today 
LEAD Scholars Program Scholarship Fund To support scholarships for SCU’s first-generation college students Contribute Today
Paul Locatelli, S.J., Endowed Minority Scholarship Fund To provide scholarship support to underrepresented students Contribute Today
Multicultural Center (MCC) Fund To help support funding for programming and initiatives Contribute Today 
Multicultural Group Funds 

To help support programming and initiatives by the different cultural/ethnic organizations. You can contribute to the following:

  • Asian Pacific Student Union (APSU)
  • Barkada (Filipino Student Association)
  • Chinese Student Association (CSA)
  • Hermanas Unidas
  • Igwebuike
  • Intandesh
  • Japanese Student Association (JSA)
  • Ka Mana'o O Hawaii 
  • Korean Student Association (KSA)
  • Latinx Student Union (LSU)
  • Middle Eastern and North African Club (MENA)
  • Students for Justice in Palestine
  • Together for Ladies of Color (TLC)
  • Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)
Contribute Today
Ohlone and Muwekma Ohlone Student Scholarship (Endowed)

This endowed scholarship will support indigenous undergraduate students who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment with primary consideration for those who identify with the Ohlone and Muwekma Ohlone community and demonstrate financial need.

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PowWow Gift Fund To help raise funds for the annual SCU PowWow and other Native American efforts Contribute Today
Rainbow Resource Center (RRC) Fund To help support programming, services, and initiatives for LGBTQ+ students Contribute Today

Thurgood Marshall Diversity & Inclusion Expendable Scholarship

Awarded to students pursuing legal careers to advance equality and social justice Contribute Today