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Regional Engagement

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Since the university opened in 1891, Stanford has engaged with communities near its campus and beyond, and our commitment to improving where we live, work, learn, and play remains undiminished. When the region thrives, Stanford thrives. 

The university draws its inspiration from Stanford’s Founding Grant and the people and programs that comprise the university’s network of community engagement efforts. The scale and urgency of mutual issues have further underscored our shared future. In listening to our neighbors and working across the region and beyond, our goal is to sustain communities for future generations. 

Below are a few highlights of Stanford’s relationship with the broader community. 

Supporting the Community

Door for the in-person summer tutoring program at Belle Haven Elementary School

Stanford’s commitment to improving where we live, work, learn, and play is expressed in many ways.

OCE Seed Funding Projects

Community college student explaining project to Stanford professor

The Office of Community Engagement supports faculty-led projects that are co-created with community organizations, efforts that focus on accelerating solutions to affordability, education, health, and sustainability challenges in our region.