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Sustainability Matching Program

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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 the following:

Giving Opportunity Donor Commitment Matching Funds Total Gift Amount
Endowed Professorships $5,000,000 $1,000,000 $6,000,000
Endowed PhD Fellowships $1,500,000 $500,000 $2,000,000
Endowed Master's Fellowships $375,000 $125,000 $500,000
Expendable Research Grants $50,000+ $50,000+ $100,000+
Stanford Sustainability Fund Matching for annual giving will be available when the school launches Sept 1. Details are forthcoming.     

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, ’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