Grand Challenges
Grand Challenges - Global Solutions Start Here!

UC Davis Grand Challenges is harnessing the power of the university to help solve the world's wicked problems. The initiative supports transdisciplinary research and connects the campus community around solution-oriented work, spurring positive change for the planet and millions of people across the globe.

Focusing initially on the Climate Crisis, Emerging Health Threats, Sustainable Food Systems and Reimagining the Land-grant University, Grand Challenges puts social and environmental justice at the forefront of its work. The initiative facilitates the creation of campus-wide teams, organizes product-centered strategic convenings, and secures the participation of underrepresented disciplines to strengthen our university.

Addressing the planet’s most complex issues requires new perspectives and visionary action. Grand Challenges is working across boundaries to support these perspectives and to ensure that UC Davis is taking the bold steps necessary to amplify its global impact.

Please join us this Give Day by making a gift to the Grand Challenges Support Fund to advance solution-oriented, collaborative research and help UC Davis Grand Challenges harness the power of the university to help create a healthy, prosperous, and just society.

Employee Giving Committee Challenge
Thank you to our Employee Giving Committee members and colleagues who are making a difference by investing in programs at UC Davis! Your support helps us harness the power of UC Davis’ remarkable programs to make a difference. Your generosity will continue to inspire faculty and staff to create a brighter future for students, while furthering lifesaving research and services.
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UC Davis Emeriti Association and UC Davis Retirees' Association Give Day Challenge
THANK YOU to UC Davis Emeriti and Retirees' Association and all those who gave this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
The Chancellor’s Student Impact Challenge
THANK YOU to Chancellor Gary S. May and LeShelle May and all those who gave this Give Day. We are grateful for your support. And, congratulations to the the winners in the top four categories: Space & Satellite Systems Club and American Society of Civil Engineers Support (in the STEM category), Student Start Up Center Fund (in the student success category), Student Emergency Relief Aid Fund (in the student emergency category), and Lacrosse (in the club sports, activities and Athletics’ programs category).
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