Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Scholars. Practitioners. Leaders.


The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) is a global interdisciplinary research center and publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). Stanford PACS develops and shares knowledge to improve philanthropy, strengthen civil society, and address societal challenges. By creating a shared space for scholars, students, and practitioners, Stanford PACS informs policy and social innovation, philanthropic investment, and nonprofit practice. 

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Book launch: Digital Technology and Democratic Theory

Join Stanford PACS and Data & Society for a special book launch. One of the most far-reaching transformations in our...

January 21st, 2021

Online event

Recent Event

The Color of Money: Racial Equity & Inclusion in FinTech

November 12th, 2020

Online event


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DCSL Names Practitioner Fellows 2021-22

 The Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) and Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) are pleased to announce the 2021 cohort...

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Game changer: Stanford scholar shows how soccer can tackle prejudice, bias

Under the right conditions, a diverse soccer team can pull off the ultimate hat trick: It can reduce prejudice, build...

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Stanford PACS on Social Media

Are you ready for a non-polemical conversation about technology and democracy?

Beyond digital utopianism or dystopianism.

Join some of the contributors to Digital Technology and Democratic Theory at a @datasociety & @StanfordPACS event on Jan. 21.

How can soccer help overcome intolerance?

Read this piece on former PACS PhD fellow @salma_mousa_’s examination of the various ways soccer can transform everyday attitudes between Muslims and Christians.

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Stanford Social Innovation Review

To advance, educate, and inspire the field of social innovation by seeking out, cultivating, and disseminating the best in research- and practice-based knowledge.
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