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Sustainability Matching Program

Generous gifts and university funding have combined to create a special fund to match new gifts to the school’s highest priority needs.

The match will be available for gifts from individuals or foundations for fueling innovation; translating knowledge into action; strengthening our teaching and learning; and deepening critical expertise.

Please see details below.

Matching opportunities

Giving OpportunityFund TypeDonor CommitmentMatching FundsTotal Gift Amount
Selected Research Grants*Expendable$50,000+$50,000+$100,000+
Master's FellowshipsEndowed$375,000$125,000$500,000
PhD FellowshipsEndowed$1,500,000$500,000$2,000,000
Annual GivingExpendable$1-50,000$1-50,000$2-100,000


The Sustainability Matching Program will continue through 2032 or until matching funds have been exhausted.

*Igniting solutions through philanthropy

Ward and Pricilla Woods
Priscilla and Ward Woods

Priscilla and Ward Woods, ’64, whose foundational support in 2006 was critical to establishment of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, have created the 10-year, $20 million Woods Matching Program in order to fund Woods Institute research grant programs, including Environmental Ventures Projects (EVP) and the Realizing Environmental Innovation Program (REIP). The EVP and REIP programs provide grants for multi-disciplinary research projects designed to provide solutions to the world’s environmental problems. The couple are longtime members of the institute’s Advisory Council, which is chaired by Mr. Woods. Among their many other volunteer roles, Mrs. Woods is a former trustee of Radcliffe College and Outward Bound, and Mr. Woods has served as a Stanford trustee and chaired the Stanford Management Company Board of Directors. He is also chair emeritus of the Wildlife Conservation Society, trustee emeritus of The Packard Foundation, and former Governor of The Nature Conservancy.

"Many of the most innovative solutions emerge from multi-disciplinary research. Philanthropy has a special role to play in ensuring that the best ideas are tested objectively and the successful ones moved into practice quickly."

- Ward Woods, '64

For more information contact

Greg Gamble
Senior Director of Development