Stanford University

For Support Of The Stanford Center On Philanthropy And Civil Society

Social change requires not only that high quality research exist, but that it get into the hands of the people who need it. We recommend a grant to the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society that touches both sides of that equation. The Center promotes academic research on philanthropy and engages students, faculty, and practitioners about ways in which philanthropic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and other sectors of society solve social problems. The Center recently acquired Hewlett grantee the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The Review was founded and incubated at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has grown quickly into the field’s leader for distributing high quality content on a wide variety of social innovation topics to social change leaders around the world. With this grant we would formally merge our previously separate funding of the Stanford Center and the Review. Over the years the Center has evolved from a small experiment by two sociology professors to a significant force at the University, with affiliations with five schools and twenty departments and capped off with the acquisition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
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for a new paradigm for utility wildfire safety in California  
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment’s mission is to produce breakthrough environmental knowledge and solutions that sustain people and planet today and for generations to come. This grant supports the institute’s ability to identify more effective utility wildfire safety solutions in California, which is critical to achieving both wildfire resilience and climate goals. (Substrategy: Wildfire)
for the Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons project  
Former secretary of state George Shultz’s Toward a World Free of Nuclear weapons project has renewed and catalyzed worldwide interest in reestablishing the vision of, and taking steps toward, significant reductions in global nuclear arsenals and their ultimate elimination. In the coming year, Secretary Shultz, renowned physicist Sidney Drell, and former Ambassador James Goodby plan to enlist the support of countries that have nuclear weapons capabilities and those that are potential nuclear weapon states to encourage step-by-step progress toward a reduction in the role of nuclear weapons worldwide. Such steps could include beginning joint aerial monitoring for nuclear weapons testing and developing methods to encourage active participation of the nine nuclear weapons states in accelerating disarmament.
for the Woods Institute Leopold Fellowship  
This grant to the Woods Institute at Stanford University would provide communication training to outstanding scientists working in a broad range of environmental fields. The goal is to impart the skills necessary for scientists to translate their knowledge in non-academic settings in a manner that is understandable to decision makers, media, and the public.

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