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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Executive Director of Development, IDEAL Initiatives and Programs
How donors support IDEAL at Stanford
Philanthropy advances diversity and inclusion
Tonia, ’92, and Adam Karr’s foundational gift supports research on race and education and endows directorship of Black Community Services Center.
Foundational gift for Asian American Activities Center
With a generous gift to the center, siblings Will Hsu, ’98, and Angie Hsu, ’96, MA ’96, strengthen support for Stanford’s Asian and Asian American community.
Gift supports Stanford’s Black community
A gift from Evan Spiegel, ’12, will expand programs and create a permanent source of funding for the Black Community Services Center and Ujamaa House.
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.