Reconnect to the Farm in meaningful and surprising ways. Engage with students, talk with campus leaders, organize events, drive reunion campaigns, and network with alumni from all years and classes.
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Share your ideas
Tell us your ideas for change, innovation, or collaboration. Your perspective is unique, and we want to hear from you.
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Support what matters to you
Gifts through The Stanford Fund are used in the same year they’re given and are dedicated entirely to the undergrad experience. That makes The Stanford Fund different from any other giving opportunity across the university.
Education through scholarships, not loans
Nearly half of all undergrads receive need-based financial aid directly from the university, and 83 percent graduate with zero student loan debt.
Help for challenging times
For students facing difficulties in their personal or academic life, campus resources like CAPs are there to help. Your support helps provides expanded appointment capacity, virtual and telephone visits, crisis support, care management, workshops, and referral assistance to remote students during the pandemic.
Self-expression, change, leadership
Supports student-run events (like MAUS, FMOTQ, and BlackFest) and more than 120 student-run groups (including arts, sports, public service, and social justice organizations) that enrich campus life.
Funds go across all schools, wherever needed, to advance curriculum and expand learning—from studio arts, science labs, and field research, to programs for veterans, low-income, or first-generation students.
A helping hand
Quick support for students facing sudden financial hardship, such as travel costs related to a death or illness, or those needing extra academic, social, or career support (like attending conferences or prepping for grad school exams).
One gift through The Stanford Fund goes far.
Why I give
Stanford afforded me so many amazing opportunities while I was a student, but what really made it special were the people I met from all walks of life and the lifelong friendships that were cultivated on the Farm. I give because I think it’s important that other students from diverse backgrounds have those same opportunities that continue to make the Stanford experience so special.
Kaela Farrise, ’14
See your impact
The importance of annual giving
Annual giving provides a steady stream of support for undergrad financial aid and other programs. No matter how much—or when—you’re able to give, every gift makes a difference.
The numbers tell the story
Your support provides opportunities and experiences for every undergraduate on campus, year after year.
Why does Stanford need your support?
Stanford’s endowment doesn’t cover all of the university’s budget, and most of those funds are restricted. The Stanford Fund bridges the gap to meet the financial needs of U.S. undergraduates.
Meet the team
Sr. Associate Director, Student & Young Alumni Development
I can help you … with questions about how to maximize the impact of your giving to Stanford or how to make your interaction with The Stanford Fund better.
Favorite show to binge during COVID: Homestead Rescue or Alone (I’m taking notes on how to get off the grid!).
Once we’re able to gather with over 10 people, I’ll attend: Any professional sporting event.
Assistant Director, Young Alumni Development
I can help you … with questions about TSF’s Young Alumni Philanthropy Council, staying connected with Stanford, or giving back through The Stanford Fund.
Best and worst purchases made during pandemic: The best was wine. The worst was pickle beer.
Once we’re able to gather with over 10 people, I’ll attend: My wedding celebration that was postponed due to COVID!
Associate Director, Class Giving (5th Reunion)
I can help you … with questions about the 5th reunion campaign, class-specific volunteer opportunities, and meaningful ways to give back during your 5th reunion year.
Best purchase made during the pandemic: A cold brew coffee maker. 1000/10 recommend.
Once we’re able to gather with over 10 people, I’ll attend: Music festivals! I really miss singing and dancing to live music with my friends.
Development Coordinator, The Stanford Fund
I can help you … with questions on how to make a gift to Stanford, your giving history, communication preferences with TSF, or finding the right contacts for outreach around campus.
Song that best describes your quarantine: “When It’s Over” by Sugar Ray. This laidback song gives me hope. As the title implies, there will be an end to this, and we’ll all be okay!
The first place I’ll travel after COVID: The African safari that I’ve rescheduled twice!
Ready to make a gift?
Supporting students, fueling groundbreaking research, advancing solutions to societal challenges—your gifts to Stanford drive positive change in the world.