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GrantsAssociates Grant Recipients 2023-2024

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.


Department of Art Art History

Latinx Art Beyond Museum Walls: A project to document and celebrate the history of Chicano/o/x and Latina/o/x art at Stanford University through oral interviews and a documentary film, including the role students, staff and faculty have played in supporting artists and their work on campus; and to recognize and promote nontraditional art spaces on campus. 

Department of Music

Alumni Piano Engagement Initiative: A project to foster profound and enduring connections among Stanford Piano alumni and the university, as well as to nurture alumni’s musical passions, through a 3-day event consisting of alumni and student recitals, masterclasses, chamber music, research discussions and collaborative sessions.

SAA, Alumni Communities

Women + Diverse Leaders Champ Social Change: A project to highlight the varied career experiences of Stanford alumnae acrosspopular industries; to amplify the diverse stories of women leaders through a series of panels and networking events; and to engage recent graduates, career changers, investors and others across a variety of alumni clubs and organizations

SAA, Alumni Communities

Farm to Forty Acres Day of Learning: A project to celebrate the scholarly achievements of Stanford alumni who serve as faculty at the University of Texas through an event hosted by SAA's Stanford Club of Austin. The "Farm to Forty Acres Day of Learning" will provide alumni attendees with a "Classes without Quizzes" experience, enabling them to engage with faculty from various fields, connect with fellow attendees and speakers, and cultivate a sense of community.

SAA, Alumni and Student Class Outreach Department

Recent Grad Connectors: A project to enhance young alumni participation and awareness of undergraduate reunion events by creating the "Recent Grad Reunion (RGR) Connectors" pilot program, providing opportunities and incentives for alumni from younger classes to get involved as volunteers, generate excitement among classmates, and stay engaged with Stanford.

SAA, Stanford University’s LGBTQ+ Alumni Community

2023 Pride Summit: A project led by undergraduate and graduate students aimed at creating a supportive and inclusive space for Stanford LGBTQ+ alumni globally, facilitating connections and discussions on issues relevant to the LGBTQ+ community; to establish a secure environment for alumni involvement and prioritize future initiatives within the Stanford community.

Stanford FLI Office

First-Generation and/or Low-Income (FLI) Mentor Program: A project to broaden mentorship avenues for first-generation and/or low-income graduate and undergraduate students by actively engaging alumni in diverse mentorship opportunities, such as mini-lectures, spotlights, networking events, and panel discussions; and to leverage existing platforms to sustain connections between students and alumni mentors for educational and career guidance.


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