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View of the front of Stanford Campus

The founding grant by Senator Leland Stanford and Jane Lathrop Stanford in 1885 conveyed to the University an endowment of approximately $20 million and the Stanfords' farm at Palo Alto. As of today, this original grant has grown into a sizeable endowment and an extensive physical plant located on a portion of the approximately 8,200 acres owned by the University.

The followings links contain specific information about the University:

The following links within the Stanford website provide additional information about the University:

  • Stanford Management Company
    Stanford Management Company is a division of the University established in 1991 to manage Stanford's financial and real estate investment assets.
  • Office of Development
    The Office of Development oversees all gifts and giving to the University. The organization is led by the Vice President for Development who manages gift activity in the central development office, as well as each of the smaller development offices within individual schools and departments.
  • Land, Buildings and Real Estate
    LBRE encompasses Capital Planning and Management, Facilities Operations, and the University Architect/Planning Office.
  • Common Data Set 
    The Common Data Set provides information on Stanford's enrollment, academic offerings, policies, faculty, expenses, financial aid, and other operations.