How it works
For every hour you volunteer (up to 10 hours) between September 1, 2023 and August 31, 2024, you’ll unlock $25 to donate to an area of undergraduate life you care about through The Stanford Fund.
You’re a senior or recent graduate
Age is just a number. But for this challenge, you can only participate if you’re a current senior or you graduated between 2020 and 2023.
For seniors, this challenge counts toward your Class of 2024 senior gift!
You volunteer somewhere for up to 10 hours
You submit your hours to unlock your gift
Once you complete your service, fill out this brief form to submit your hours to The Stanford Fund team. It’ll only take a minute, and you’ll have the opportunity to choose where you’d like to direct your gift!
Ready to join the challenge? Submit your volunteer hours here:
Frequently asked questions
You can volunteer at any non-profit organization of your choosing (Stanford affiliated or not), as long as your service qualifies under the challenge guidelines (see next question).
Not sure where to start? Consider some of these options:
Service projects through Beyond the Farm.
Is there a volunteer opportunity you’d like to recommend? Email The Stanford Fund and let us know!
Eligible U.S. charitable organizations must be either:
Tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as: private foundations, family foundations, political organizations, or fraternal organizations.
Accredited public PreK-12 schools or school districts in the United States to which contributions are tax-deductible under the Internal Revenue Code.
Eligible non-U.S. charitable organizations must be either:
Recognized by and registered with the United Kingdom Charity Commission as a charitable organization (United Kingdom Charity Commission website).
Recognized by Charities Aid Foundation-America as a charitable organization. An alumnus can search on the website to determine if their organization is included in that listing. CAFAmerica website.
The following organizations or categories of service are NOT eligible for a gift match through this challenge:
Any religious organization (churches, synagogues, mosques, and other houses of worship), or other organizations primarily promoting religious purposes. However, we will consider credit for volunteering with such organization’s programs that are non-sectarian, are open to all individuals regardless of religious beliefs, and benefit a broad base of community (i.e. helping at homeless shelters, soup kitchens, or providing other social services). You may be asked to provide additional proof of the community project in order to receive match credit.
Any hours of service that result in advertisements or other promotions of an individual’s business activities.
Any hours of service that provide benefits directly to any individual, alum, or their families.
Any organization that discriminates based on race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, disability status, or espouses hate.
We’re currently accepting hours for service completed between September 1, 2023 and August 31, 2024.
Fill out the form. That’s it! We’ll be in touch to confirm that your service and gift have been counted.
Any current senior or undergraduate alum from the classes of 2020 through 2024 can take advantage of this challenge.
We understand that senior year and the first few years after graduation are often a time of transition. You might be looking for jobs, moving, or attending grad school, and that can make giving back challenging. Our Dollars for Doers alumni sponsors wanted to offer you a simple way to give back and stay connected to Stanford and your communities.
First off, nice work and thank you for giving back! You can continue to help by sharing this page with your classmates and urging them to participate alongside you.
We also encourage you to stay in touch with The Stanford Fund and Stanford any way you can: attend events, volunteer your time, and write to let us know what you'd like/not like from us in the future.
Have additional questions or interested in earning volunteer hours through The Stanford Fund?
Reach out to us at email@example.com
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What your gift can support
You can choose to designate your gift to any of these areas supported through The Stanford Fund
Education through scholarships, not loans
Contribute to a more equitable future in Stanford education.
A place for everyone
Promote justice, belonging, and equity on campus with a gift toward the Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership.
A helping hand
Support undergraduate students with flexible grants to cover unexpected expenses.
Memories and traditions
Sustain the campus-wide events and programming that make the Stanford experience fulfilling, unique, and fun.
Support all undergraduate majors and create an exceptional academic experience.
Compassion and care
Help increase appointment capacity at CAPS, expand virtual and telephone visits, and improve community outreach.
Connection and belonging
Support the student-led organizations that help undergraduates develop new skills, build connections, and pursue their passions.
All of the above!
Support all these important initiatives with one gift through The Stanford Fund.
About the challengers
Paul Yoo, ’06
“I joined this challenge because our time, treasures, and relationships find their noblest form in building and serving our community. Through service, we learn that a person's momentary grace can make life infinitely beautiful.”
Logan McClure Davda, ’08
“Stanford is an incredible community of passionate humans. I’m excited to participate in this challenge in order to give all seniors and recent grads the opportunity to support the issues they care most about on campus.”
Heidi Boyd, ’07
“All Stanford alumni have a responsibility to give back to their local and global communities. I'm excited to take part in a program that can help recent grads deepen their linkages to the university while also forging linkages with in-need organizations and populations.”