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Giving Programs

Young Alumni and the Stanford Fund

Your connection to Stanford doesn't end at graduation. As a Stanford alum, you've joined a special community who care deeply about giving back. Whether you help out with your time, your knowledge, or with financial support, you can play an active role in supporting current students and shaping Stanford's future.

After all, once a tree, always a tree!

You Can Make an Impact

Making a gift through The Stanford Fund is a powerful way to voice your support for the areas of campus you feel most strongly about. Every gift—no matter the size—makes a difference. Consider supporting...

  • Financial aid to help students afford a life-changing education through scholarships, not loans.
  • Mental health resources to fund programs that provide treatment and support for students facing challenges in their personal or academic life.
  • Student life to enrich the experiences of students through clubs, public service, arts groups, campus-wide events, and more.
  • Undergrad academics to invest in cutting-edge courses, interactive teaching, and support programs for students.
  • Emergency financial assistance to help undergrad students through the Opportunity Fund.
  • All of the above!

Get Involved

Volunteer with The Stanford Fund, and help reconnect classmates back to the Farm in meaningful ways. You'll have opportunities to plan fun events, provide feedback on the student experience with campus leaders, meet and network with similarly passionate alumni of all ages, connect directly with students, and tons more.

To learn more, please contact Shilpi Tiwari at

Share Your Thoughts

You are an important part of the Stanford community, and we want to hear from you! Want more/less of something? Have an idea to help improve the university or The Stanford Fund? Want to discuss an issue on campus or something you're hearing from your fellow alumni? We are ALWAYS open to chatting. Reach out and one of the members of our young alumni team will personally respond.

To speak with us, please contact (we promise it's not a black hole).

Be a Leader Now

The Stanford Fund recognizes leadership gifts from alumni of all ages, with giving levels scaled according to the number of years since graduation.

Level Gift Amount Years Since Graduation
President's Fund $1,000 or more 0 to 4
  $5,000 or more 5 to 9
  $10,000 or more 10 or more
Leadership Circle $100 to $999 0 to 4
  $500 to $4,999 5 to 9
  $1,000 to $9,999 10 or more

Leadership level gifts make a significant difference for current students, and as a leadership level donor you'll be one of Stanford's most generous annual supporters. Leadership Circle and President's Fund members have exclusive opportunities to network with donors and volunteers from all classes, and are recognized on class honor rolls and in university publications.