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Parents & Grandparents Fund Impact

Your gift to the Dartmouth Parents and Grandparents Fund makes a significant and immediate impact.

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When you give to the Parents and Grandparents Fund, you...

Sustain Dartmouth’s vital financial aid program

One out of two Dartmouth students relies on financial aid, allowing the best and brightest students to attend, no matter their financial circumstances. Our diverse student population helps keep our community strong and vibrant.

Support the finest liberal arts education anywhere

Dartmouth pairs hands-on learning with the resources of a major research institution. Our students learn by doing, in labs, libraries, and classrooms.

Allow us to recruit outstanding scholars who love to teach

Dartmouth has a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, giving our students ready access to world-class scholar-mentors.

Provide our students with life-changing experiences, on and off campus

Dartmouth leads the Ivies in faculty-led study abroad programs. And, notably, 80 percent of our students take part in internships in organizations around the world.

Help prepare our students with leadership skills to excel in the wider world

Dartmouth boasts 79 Rhodes Scholars, 177 members of Congress, 179 Olympians, and three Nobel laureates—among other notable alumni.

Your Support Makes the Difference

733 students

are on campus today thanks to the Dartmouth College Fund, which includes the Parents & Grandparents Fund, and generous families like you will keep them here. 


was the average gift to the Dartmouth College Fund in 2023. 


members of the 1769 Society provided financial aid packages in the 2023–2024 academic year, averaging $60,000 for 604 students. 

$149 million

in financial aid was awarded during the 2023–2024 academic year—and gifts to the Dartmouth College Fund provided nearly half of this amount. 


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1769 Society

The 1769 Society is a community of generous alumni, parents, and friends who demonstrate the power of collective giving to make Dartmouth accessible for all students. Leadership giving—and membership in the 1769 Society—make a real and immediate impact on Dartmouth, keeping our community vibrant, diverse, and thriving.

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Dartmouth Loyal

Dartmouth Loyal recognizes all sustaining donors who show support for Dartmouth students by giving to the Parents and Grandparents Fund for three or more consecutive years.

Make Your Gift Today

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Scholar Program

When you give $50,000 or more to the Parents and Grandparents Fund Scholar Program, a member of the junior or senior class will receive a scholarship for one year in your name. Your philanthropy has an immediate, lifelong impact on a Dartmouth student.

Meeting Your Scholar

In appreciation of your generosity, the Scholar Program aims to deepen your understanding of the impact you have on Dartmouth through your investment in financial aid. You will be paired with a current student who receives aid, and receive details about their background and interests, along with their contact information. We hope you can connect and correspond over the year.

You will also receive periodic updates featuring student stories and other noteworthy updates from the Office of Financial Aid and our Recognition and Stewardship department. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in an online stakeholders’ event, where you can engage with Dartmouth’s leadership firsthand.