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GrantsAssociates Grant Recipients 2022-2023

Each October, the Stanford Associates Board of Governors convenes to select grant recipients from proposals submitted by departments across campus seeking to engage alumni in their work as volunteers and participants.


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Stanford Career Education

Fostering and Tracking Alumni Engagement in Stanford Alumni Mentoring (SAM):  A project to expand outreach, simplify sign-up processes, increase marketing and communications with existing users, engage Stanford parents, and improve functionality to track alumni engagement for SAM’s 6,000+ users.

Immigration Policy Lab (IPL)

Origin Stories:  A project to share the histories of diverse alumni immigrants, including their challenges and successes, through a podcast series; to create an archive of immigrant stories for future research and university outreach efforts; and to build connections between alumni and students from different communities.

Stanford Alumni Association, Alumni Communities

Young Alumni Opportunity Fund:  A project to provide micro-funding opportunities ranging from $50–$200 to young alumni groups to underwrite volunteer-driven social events, such as informal happy hours, mixers, and meet-ups.

Stanford Digital Education

SDE Alumni Teaching Fellows: A project to engage alumni as teaching fellows and mentors for partnership with the National Education Equity Lab, identifying high school students from across the country to participate in Stanford courses for college credit and create a more equitable pathway to higher education.

Vice Provost for Graduate Education

RAISE mentorship program: A project to engage alumni volunteers as mentors/fellows through the RAISE (Research, Action, and Impact through Strategic Engagement) Doctoral Fellowship Program, with a focus on training, community building, and professional mentorship for doctoral students.


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