Knowledge Creation. Knowledge Sharing. Community Building for the Social Sector.
In establishing Stanford University in 1891, Jane and Leland Stanford declared that this institution should educate “cultured and useful citizens.” In the years since its creation, the university has grown into one of the world’s premier centers of teaching and research.
Working across all undergraduate and graduate schools at Stanford, the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) is a premier research center for knowledge creation and knowledge sharing for the social sector. The Center expands the body and reach of quality research on philanthropy, civil society, and social innovation and increases the pipeline of scholars, practitioners, and leaders.
Research produces the knowledge base the social sector and its leaders need to make informed and purposeful decisions in pursuit of social change. At Stanford PACS, research is based on sound theory and practice by leading experts – both practitioners and scholars in their fields – whose motivation is purely to provide evidence for effectively leading social change.
Stanford PACS produces leading research in a field that is vastly under-researched, and uniquely and importantly also improves the practice and effectiveness of philanthropy and social innovation. In short, Stanford PACS bridges research to practice and connects scholars, practitioners, and leaders in a way few other places can or do.
In publishing the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Stanford PACS provides a platform for knowledge sharing and active discourse, providing a connection between knowledge and the tools and experience to use that knowledge to make better decisions.
If knowledge and evidence matter, this is the place to get it.
And, as a non-profit educational organization itself, Stanford PACS relies on the support of people like you, who believe the combination of knowledge, evidence, and experience to be the building blocks of meaningful social change.
By supporting Stanford PACS, you are providing the knowledge base used by thousands of leaders around the world to effect social change. Please consider making a catalytic gift to Stanford PACS by using the secure online form.
Gifts of all sizes are 100% tax-deductible, and truly meaningful. Thank you.