CALS Giving Opportunities

CALS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund
The purpose of this Fund is to provide discretionary support for the Unit’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

VandenBosch Student Experience Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support out-of-classroom experiences for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The college seeks to provide broad access to a variety of experiential learning opportunities, from research apprenticeships to hands-on internships to field study programs around the globe.

CALS QuickStart
The summer CALS QuickStart program provides incoming freshman with a how-to guide for college before the fall semester begins. Through an online course and an on-campus “boot camp,” first-year students earn two credits, meet professors and advisors, plan for their major, and explore future careers. In 2018, the first year of QuickStart, over one hundred students completed the program. They reported feeling more connected to the university and the college and better prepared to take on their first semester. Your support will provide scholarships for students to take part in this unique program.

Organic agriculture
Additional opportunities for learning and training are needed to expand the reach of organic agriculture. At the University of Wisconsin–Madison, we want to expand our training of two critical populations: farmers, who produce the food we eat, and UW–Madison students, who can become the next generation of practitioners, teachers, trainers, policymakers and thought-leaders.

With additional philanthropic investment UW–Madison can leverage historical competencies and current talent and commitment to build an organic support network that fully integrates teaching, research and outreach.

Click here to make a gift to an alternative fund (fill in the fund name under “choose what to support”). A list of all CALS funds can be found here. These are some of the college’s most popular funds:

Agricultural & Life Sciences Alumni Matching Scholarship Fund – 112041732
Agricultural and Applied Economics Fund – 112039090
Agricultural Sciences Institute Fund – 112040942
Allen Centennial Garden Community Fund – 112046640
Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Scholarship Fund – 132816829
Association of Women in Agriculture Fund – 132040442
Babcock House Scholarship and Award Fund – 132040860
Babcock Institute Fund in International Dairy Research and Development – 132042734
Bacteriology Undergraduate Scholarship Fund – 132141467
Biological Systems Engineering Fund – 132049280
CALS International Programs Fund – 112040058
CALS Study Abroad Fund – 112040958
Center for Dairy Research Dairy Plant Building Fund – 112396759
Center for Dairy Research Fund – 132390232
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems Fund – 132040681
Center for Meat Science and Muscle Biology Building Fund – 112566914
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Fund – 112041000
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Great People Scholarship Fund – 132046267
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Scholarship Fund – 132040258
Community and Environmental Sociology Department Fund – 112046510
Dairy Science Department Fund – 132271550
Demeter Education Fund – 132047830
Department of Agronomy Fund – 112061470
Department of Animal Sciences Fund – 132564440
Department of Bacteriology Fund – 112149050
Department of Biochemistry Fund – 132151050
Department of Food Science Fund – 132399840
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology Fund – 132046232
Department of Life Sciences Communication Fund – 132051010
Department of Plant Pathology Fund – 132681310
Department of Soil Science Fund – 132761690
Entomology Department Fund – 112040265
Food Research Institute Fund – 132901150
Genetics and Genomics Enhancement Fund – 112046266
Global Health Experiential Learning Fund – 132047685
Horticulture Department Fund – 132040630
Laboratory of Genetics Fund – 112909140
Master Gardener Program Fund – 132043351
Meat Science and Muscle Biology Program Fund – 132563418
NAMA Award and Travel Fund – 132044109
Nutritional Sciences Department Fund – 132040034
Soybeans and Small Grains Research Fund – 132067531
Wisconsin Agricultural & Life Sciences Alumni Association (WALSAA) Fund – 132045002
Wisconsin Rural Youth Scholarship Fund – 132046191
Wisconsin Turfgrass Pathology Fund – 132680000
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Fund – 132042831

For help in making a gift, or to discuss further giving opportunities, please contact Brooke Mulvaney, Development Program Manager at or (608) 308-5330.