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Support Undergrads with The Stanford Fund

Giving through The Stanford Fund is a meaningful way to make a difference in the lives of Stanford students. The support you provide impacts every undergrad on campus year after year. That’s more than 7,000 students benefiting from your generosity.

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When you give through The Stanford Fund ...

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You provide life-changing financial aid

With the support of Stanford Fund donors, the university is able to offer generous and comprehensive financial aid to every student who qualifies. U.S. students are accepted “need blind,” meaning without consideration for their ability to pay tuition. Once accepted, Stanford meets their demonstrated financial need through scholarships—not loans. This makes a world-class education accessible to capable and talented students from all backgrounds.

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You meet students’ greatest needs

As student needs change, gifts through The Stanford Fund allow President Tessier-Lavigne to direct support to the areas of greatest need and opportunity. In the early weeks of the COVID-19 crisis, gifts through The Stanford Fund provided emergency support for students facing unexpected expenses. Now, the economic impact of the pandemic means that Stanford families have an even greater need for this kind of financial assistance.

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You sustain outstanding academics

Annual gifts through The Stanford Fund are more flexible than endowed funds. They can be deployed where needed to help keep curriculum fresh and innovative and ensure Stanford remains at the forefront of undergraduate education. Funding has supported small-group seminars, where students work closely with faculty, research opportunities, and other fulfilling educational opportunities. All schools that grant undergraduate degrees—Humanities and Sciences; Engineering; and Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences—benefit from gifts through The Stanford Fund.

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You support students outside the classroom

The Stanford Fund is a key source of support for more than 120 student-run organizations that enrich the undergraduate experience. These groups allow students to express their creativity, build lifelong friendships, and develop leadership skills. Gifts through The Stanford Fund also helped to launch community resources for student veterans and first-generation and low-income students. Support for advising and mental health helps students thrive personally and academically.

What your support means to students

Scholarship support lets me enjoy the best education in the world and lets me and my family see a future we never imagined. At Stanford, I have found a place where I am able unlock my full potential, learn new things from professors and students alike, and strive to become better each and every day.

Daniel Marin Quiroz, ’23

Daniel Marin Quiroz, '23, Stanford

With the support of donors like you ...

Stanford provides financial aid for every U.S. undergraduate student who qualifies. Last year, 50 percent of students received need-based aid, and 26 percent of undergrads paid zero tuition. You make Stanford’s financial aid program among the best in higher education.

How to make a gift

Give online

Make a secure gift online today.

Get secure access to your giving history, including information about pledges, corporate matching gifts, estate gifts, and more.

Mail your gift

Make checks payable to “The Stanford Fund,” and include your full name and class year on the check.

Stanford University Development Services
P.O. Box 20466
Stanford, CA 94309-0466