Fund for Good

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Give Carleton students the opportunity to truly realize their ability to change the world.

Support the Fund for Good, an endowed challenge fund for alumni to support academic experiential learning. This dollar-for-dollar matching challenge asks alumni like you to invest in community engagement and service–Carleton’s founding values, and the values upon which future grads can build a meaningful career.


Carleton was founded by the community to serve a community need. Though both have grown since the founding in 1942, Carleton has continuously maintained its strong presence and commitment to serving the community in which it was founded. It’s a value we also see in faculty, our students and our alumni. Together, through higher education, we give back to the community we serve.

Fund for Good is our chance to come together and create lasting change for future graduates. It’s our chance to help cultivate a new generation of leaders, and to celebrate the good that Carleton students and grads are doing on campus, throughout Canada and around the globe.


When you invest in Fund for Good, you’re giving students the opportunity to get engaged in their field of study beyond the classroom. Even more importantly, you’re giving students the opportunity to see and truly realize their ability to change the world.

Students of all academic backgrounds can apply to the fund for resources and support for out-of-classroom initiatives – opportunities that help them further their education but understand the impact they can have in the world at the same time. Not only does this enhance their education, it also helps continue to build upon Carleton’s founding spirit of community service, good citizenship and social good.

Carleton will match all gifts dollar for dollar (up to a goal of $500,000) so that we can permanently endow this fund and leave a lasting legacy for our students.  


“The people and experiences I had through the International Student Services Office opened my eyes to the world. Through Alternative Spring Break, I joined other Carleton students in helping maintain the integrity of the park system in Banff, and my first exchange trip to Ireland humanized the policies, issues and conflicts I’d been researching and studying in classes. In Shanghai, I connected with Chinese students who had just completed an exchange at Carleton and were so passionate about applying their experiences in Ottawa to their own lives.

Having these global experiences – like meeting people from all types of backgrounds, immersing myself in global cultures and helping exchange students make the most of their time at Carleton – truly gave me a deeper appreciation and a new perspective of life outside of Ontario, and they helped me fully realize my passion for international affairs.

These life-changing experiences would not have been possible without support from alumni like you.

The people I’ve met and places I’ve been through Carleton have uncovered in me a passionate, curious individual – one who’s very different from the shy, scared person who first set foot on campus at the start of my first year. Through Carleton, I’ve developed the skills and values that I can instill in others to mentor and nurture them in their success.

Kelli Brenton, Class of 2016
Public Affairs and Policy Management


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