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Nominations for the 2024 Community Partnership Awards are open! 

For nearly 20 years, the Community Partnership Awards have honored partnerships between Stanford and our region that work to tackle real-world problems and advance the public good.  

Nominations are open for the 2024 Stanford University Community Partnership Awards. These awards celebrate the best models for how Stanford University and Bay Area organizations collaborate to contribute to our region's well-being. 

Selected awardees are enduring partnerships that demonstrate excellence in three criteria: 1) meets a need; 2) creatively connects campus and community; and 3) engages students, staff, and/or faculty in service. Awardees are recognized at a luncheon in March 2024.  

To nominate a program, please submit the 2024 Community Partnership Awards nomination form no later than midnight on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Be as detailed as possible as this is the only information the selection committee will receive. It is okay to self-nominate!

If you have questions, please email Joanna Jeffs at

Members of the Stanford Redwood City Sequoia School Mental Health Collaborative

2023 awardees: Martin Shell, vice president and chief external relations officer at Stanford, joins trustees of the Redwood City School District, the Sequoia Union High School District, and members of the Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing in Stanford's School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Stanford Graduate School of Education's John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities.

Members of Next Door Solutions and Stanford Medicine partnership

2023 awardees: Members of Next Door Solutions and Stanford: Community First Partnership celebrate their award for their long-running relationship between Next Door Solutions, the School of Medicine, the departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine as well as the Haas Center for Public Service that has addressed both needed services and learning.

Leaders of Our Communities our Bay from Stanford, Climate Resilient Communities in East Palo Alto and Partnerships for Climate Justice based at the Haas Center for Public Service celebrate their 2022 award.

2023 awardees: Derek Ouyang from Our Communities, Our Bay, part of Stanford Impact Labs, joins Violet Wulf-Saena, executive director of Climate Resilient Communities of East Palo Alto and Esther Conrad, of Partnerships for Climate Justice in the Bay Area to celebrate their partnership that won in 2023.

To see our past honorees, go to Community Partnership Awardees 2004 - 2022

The 2024 nomination period has opened and will close November 30. Awardees are selected based on three criteria: That the partnership 1) meets a need in our region; 2) creatively connects campus and community, and 3) engages students, staff, and/or faculty in service. The awardees are recognized at a spring luncheon. For questions, please contact us.