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Every year, the Stanford Associates Board of Governors funds grants to encourage new avenues for Stanford alumni volunteer service and engagement across the university.

2019-2020 Associates grant recipients

Black Community Services Center

Networking in Action (NIA) Series: to encourage sustained engagement, innovation, scholarship and community-building between Black graduate students and alumni at Stanford.

El Centro Chicano y Latino

Graduate Scholars-in-Residence (GSIR) Program Reunion Symposium: to commemorate 20 years of the GSIR program and create new opportunities for engaging GSIR alumni.

First Generation and/or Low Income (FLI) and BEAM

FLI Mentor – Alumni Engagement Initiative: to connect FLI graduate and undergraduate students with FLI alumni through expanded mentorship events and programming.

Haas Center for Public Service

Alumni Engagement in SPOT Service: to launch Stanford Pre-Orientation Trips (SPOT), focused on service learning. Incoming freshmen would gain exposure to the social and environmental issues in Silicon Valley.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute (MLKJRI)

50 Years and Change Documentary: to create and screen a documentary based on MLKJRI’s 2019 event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of student activism during the 1960s on campus.

Queer Student Resources (QSPOT)

Queer Futures Project: to expose undergraduate and graduate students to queer and trans alumni who are modeling successful, meaningful lives and to build a network of queer and trans alumni who can serve as mentors.

SAA Alumni Communities/Stanford Young Alumni Los Angeles

What Stanford Didn’t Teach You: Career Series: to provide opportunities for young alumni in the Los Angeles area with speaker events to advance their personal and professional potential.

The Stanford Daily

Reunion Front Pages Programto create a space during Reunion Homecoming where alumni can read bound volumes of The Daily from their graduation year and take home souvenir front pages.


Stanford Associates funds grants to campus organizations to help turn innovative alumni engagement ideas into reality.