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Support inclusion, equity, and access for all

Together we can build a truly inclusive university that embraces and advances diversity in every program, school, and area of operation.

With your help, the following new and emerging cross-campus initiatives are how we will do the work to create an inclusive, accessible, diverse, and equitable university for all our community members.

1. Give all students access to resources that help them thrive

There are so many ways to support an inclusive student experience at Stanford—from gifts that promote community, belonging, and excellence in our Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership to investments in programs that fuel graduate student recruitment or make mental health services more accessible.

2. Foster research and scholarship on race and ethnicity

Support scholars working to solve the problem of racial injustice, help to add to their number, and ensure they have the resources and platforms to accelerate their research.

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3. Support diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in schools and units

Make a gift to support the diversity and inclusion initiative(s) at work in the school or unit that matters most to you.

Special gift opportunities

Connect with our giving team to learn more about these high-impact opportunities to support scholarship that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion at Stanford.

Major Gift Opportunity

Early Career Fellowships

Partner with Stanford as we work to recruit a cohort of early career fellows engaged in the study of race and ethnicity through the IDEAL Provostial Fellows program.

Major gift opportunity

Faculty Scholarship

Invest in research and scholarship at Stanford with a gift to support 10 new faculty hires who are leading the study of the impact of race in America.

Major Gift Opportunity

Center for Racial Justice at Stanford Law School

Make a gift to further the Center's work to lead the charge to rethink race, dismantle racism, and further justice for all persons.

Ready to learn more? Connect with Patrice Sweeney, Executive Director of Development, IDEAL Initiatives and Programs, at (650) 725-4300 or

Contact Us

Interested in supporting another area?

We'd love to partner with you to bring your vision to life, and we invite you to get in touch.

Patrice Sweeney
Executive Director of Development, IDEAL Initiatives and Programs
(650) 725-4300

How donors support IDEAL at Stanford

Stanford's promise

A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access

IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in a Learning Environment) is a set of campus-wide initiatives designed to ensure that diversity of thought, experience, and approach is represented in all sectors of our education and research enterprise; that all community members feel they belong and are supported regardless of their background, identity, or affiliations; and that all community members have broad access to the opportunities and benefits of Stanford. While the broader IDEAL initiative seeks to address issues of belonging and inclusion, a second framework aims to address racial justice at Stanford. This new effort recognizes that Stanford had not yet brought its full strengths to bear in addressing the social impacts of race and racism on our society, or the foundational inequities that exist in our society based on race.