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Giving Back 
To Look Forward

People and businesses are drawn to Stanford Research Park to be part of something bigger, make a positive impact in our community, and leave the world a better place. This passion spurs groundbreaking technologies and major innovations day in and day out.

Innovative & 
Sustainable Solutions

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford Research Park is on the front lines of the fight against climate change, working towards a more sustainable future for Palo Alto, the San Francisco Bay Area and the world.

Whether it’s VMware developing its own microgrid to help provide power to essential services during an emergency or Tesla and Rivian leading the way on innovative designs and technologies that accelerate consumer demand for electric vehicles, our companies are using their resources for good when it comes to environmental stewardship.

The Stanford Research Park staff channels the same energy as our tenants into our community-oriented service and investments. We see endless possibilities for improving human and environmental progress in the world. Read on to learn how we work together to make positive impacts in our community.

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3,000

cars taken off the road every workday by the SRPGO commuter transportation program

18,666

solar panels within the Research Park collecting renewable energy

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Research Park companies received the Palo Alto Mayor’s Green Business Leader Award in 2019
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VMware is proud to be powering a more sustainable future in Palo Alto, with a first-of-its-kind microgrid at our Stanford Research Park campus. During an emergency, VMware’s microgrid will be able to power essential emergency response services right here in Palo Alto, so that first responders can act quickly when we need them most.

Nicola J. Acutt, Ph.D.Vice President, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), in the Office of the CTO at VMware

Brighter Futures
for Local Students

Successful careers are often made in the first 10 years of life. Stanford Research Park is leading the way to ensure that local teachers and schools have the resources and support they need to help build the next generation of local leaders.

Stanford University’s legacy as one of the world’s top institutions of higher learning is well known, yet you may not know that Stanford Research Park and our member companies take an active role in supporting education at all levels here in Palo Alto and throughout Silicon Valley.

In the last five years alone, Stanford Research Park has contributed $121,648,717 to Palo Alto Unified School District, donated 351 backpacks filled with essential school supplies to children in need and offered students innovative internships and unique work opportunities with our member companies.

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144

equivalent full-time teaching positions funded in Palo Alto Unified School District

$121 M+

Contributed to Palo Alto Unified School Districts since 2018

100’s

of internships provided in 2022
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Thanks to HP Labs, I am living out my dream career in electronics design and embedded systems. My first internship at HP came as a liberation for all my ideas and thoughts to materialize. My ideas were able to flourish and I felt valued for my work and knowledge. Now as a full-time employee, I feel like my future couldn’t be brighter.

Sanil Jhaveri3D Print Research Engineer, HP

Housing Opportunities
For Working Families

Stanford Research Park is thrilled to call Palo Alto home. Its strong local schools, beautiful parks and easy access to some of the world’s most cutting-edge companies make it a one-of-a-kind place to live and work. However, because of this, it is also one of the most expensive places to live in the country.

Ever-rising housing costs mean that teachers, nurses, firefighters and first responders are being forced to leave our neighborhoods in record numbers.

Stanford Research Park is doing its part to help ensure that Palo Alto can remain affordable to working families. In 2017, it opened the doors to Mayfield Place, a 100% affordable housing development in Stanford Research Park. Mayfield Place represents a small, but meaningful dent in the City’s affordable housing goals and Stanford Research Park is committed to continuing its efforts to make Palo Alto an affordable community for everyone.

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70

new affordable homes

$91 M+

contributed to the City of Palo Alto housing efforts since 2018

20,000

meals donated to Second Harvest Food Bank in October 2023
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For decades, Silicon Valley housing production has not kept pace with residents' needs, pushing housing costs beyond the average Silicon Valley household budget. To make Silicon Valley more affordable for working families, we need to take advantage of every local housing opportunity, like Stanford Research Park's Mayfield Place, and any future options

Elaine UangAffordable Housing Architect & Advocate

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