Berkeley Catalyst Philanthropic Fund
The Berkeley Catalyst Philanthropic Fund is the College of Chemistry’s fund raising program to support the work of the Berkeley Catalyst Fund (BCF). The BCF was created to work closely with UC Berkeley faculty, Berkeley Lab scientists, UC San Francisco faculty and scientists, associated incubators and accelerators, and student and alumni entrepreneurs to foster startups in the life sciences (therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices), biotechnology, agriculture, cleantech (clean air, clean water, energy storage), and sensors. The BCF is primarily focused on Seed and Series A funding.
Gifts to the Berkeley Catalyst Philanthropic Fund are a 100% deductible and are a way for alumni and donors to help Cal entrepreneurs and the College of Chemistry. Investment returns from the fund will be put back into the College to help fund student programs.