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The Handa Center is grateful to our generous contributing partners, whose financial support makes our work on and off campus possible.

Financial support enables the Center to engage globally, and incorporate students in all aspects of our work. This is how we fulfill our mission to build a new generation of leaders in this field, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect and promote human rights, justice, and dignity for all. 

Your Gift Matters


For more information about how you can support the Handa Center’s initiatives at Stanford, please contact Scott Sugiura, Associate Director of Development at: or (650) 723-1208.

Funding Opportunities

Our programs are steadily growing. Student interest is rapidly increasing. Now more than ever, a focus on social justice at home and abroad is critical.

Giving to the Handa Center enable us to collaborate with partners across Stanford University and beyond on innovative programs that foster critical inquiry in the classroom and in the world.  The Center leverages partnership resources wherever possible in order to maximize the impact of gifts, and strives to complement, not duplicate, the efforts of others working on similar programming or initiatives.

Current Handa Center funding priorities include operations, teaching, fellowships, events, and programs.



Core funding to support the staffing necessary to serve our students and community through academics, internships, and applied research


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Dedicated teaching funds to support innovative new course development and periodic special appointment of distinguished visitors to teach


Student fellowship funding to meet growing demand for summer placements and professional pathway exploration opportunities


Dedicated events funding to support lecture series and colloquia that bring scholars and practitioners to Stanford


Targeted gifts to fund discrete intiatives, such as our Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Lab or the Virtual Tribunals Initiative