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Matching Challenge

Matching funds at a ratio of 3 to 5 are available for endowment gifts of $175,000 or more; i.e., a gift of $500,000 will generate an additional $300,000 to support unrestricted needs for Cardinal Service.

Gift Opportunities for Cardinal Service

In addition to unrestricted support for Cardinal Service, donors can target their support for current and future generations of Stanford students to serve on issues they care about at the local, national, and international levels.

Cardinal Quarter (CQ) Gift Opportunities

Goal: Endow 80 more opportunities

Campus Partners include: Bill Lane Center for the American West, WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Seed, Stanford Arts, Stanford Global Studies, Stanford in Government, and others.

  • $1,000,000 endows a cohort of 5-6 CQ fellowships
  • $200,000 endows one CQ fellowship annually

Cardinal Commitment, Cardinal Course, and Cardinal Career Opportunity Funds

Naming opportunities start at $1,000,000.

Highest priorities:

  • Local Education Partnerships
  • Leadership development
  • Graduate Public Service Fellowship
  • Course development in education, engineering, environment, health, human rights, and identity


For more information, please contact Megan Swezey Fogarty, Deputy Executive Director, (650) 725-2870