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Social Impact Grant awardees

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Peerlift is one of the recipients of a 2018 Social Impact Grant.

Apr 20 2018

Five organizations have been awarded Social Impact Grants to support undergraduate students addressing social issues through a variety of public service approaches:

  • $4,500 to Lead for America, a fellowship program for graduating seniors to work in local government for two years after college.
  • $3,000 to the Phoenix Scholars Program, which plans to give high school students the opportunity to visit Stanford's campus and meet the Stanford students that will assist them in their college application process over the course of a year.
  • $3,000 to the Dilley Pro Bono Project, a weeklong service trip for six Stanford students to support and advocate for immigrant mothers and their children detained in Dilley Detention Center in South Texas.
  • $3,000 to Peerlift Virtual Counselor, an online platform that provides collegiate instruction for low income students through educational tutorials and mentoring.
  • $1,400 to Peers for Healthy Living, a project that aims to bridge the gap to healthy lifestyles for people with limited access to care in East Palo Alto through educational materials, basic physical exams, medical histories, and relevant referrals.

These grants are made possible by the Catherine H. Milton Fund for Student Innovation in Public Service, Phone2Action, and Philanthropic Ventures Foundation.