We invest strategically in an array of initiatives that multiply the impact of high-performing leaders and organizations. What unites these efforts is a singular focus on work that will yield significant, enduring improvements in the lives of those who experience extreme poverty.

King Essentials

Meeting Essential

King Essentials provides grants to high-performing organizations that address fundamental human needs through proven interventions.

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Stanford Seed

Scaling High-Potential Enterprises

The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies partners with entrepreneurs in emerging markets to build thriving enterprises that create jobs and change lives.

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Stanford King Center

Accelerating Results Through Research

The Stanford King Center on Global Development leverages the research capabilities of Stanford University to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people.

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Global Scholars

Developing Future Leaders

The Global Scholars initiative enables young people from low-income countries to receive a transformative experience at a U.S. college or university.

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Fighting Hunger and Malnutrition

Malnutrition, extreme poverty, and climate change are inextricably linked. Our emerging Food Security + Nutrition initiative focuses on interventions at the nexus of these issues.

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Climate + Poverty

Advancing Climate Solutions

The Climate + Poverty initiative identifies and supports opportunities to confront climate change in ways that help alleviate global poverty.

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Impact Resources

Driving Organizational Excellence

We codify and share learnings and tools that equip leaders and organizations to achieve extraordinary impact.

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