Our public impact-focused team shares timely analysis, insights, news, and ideas about the ways  universities, governments, businesses, and nonprofits are working together to use evidence and experience to make progress on the world’s hardest social challenges.

Stanford University's School of Humanities and Sciences reports on our investments in eight new impact labs working on misinformation and democracy, financial risks, and inequality in healthcare and schools.
What kind of future is possible if you want to apply technical skills in data, math, and computer science *and* you care about serving your community? Mallory Nobles, associate director of Stanford’s brand new Data Science & Social Systems undergraduate major, shares her eureka moment about how to do both and why she’s so excited to kick off classes, a new speaker series, and more.
The Stanford Impact Labs Design Fellowship welcomes nine new faculty members from across the university to its program. Fellows will apply their research skills to address pressing social problems, from climate disaster mitigation to voter turnout to suicide prevention. The program helps each fellow develop an impact-oriented research agenda, in collaboration with external partners.
Stanford Impact Labs is delighted to introduce Misan Rewane, our inaugural executive director! In co-leadership with Faculty Director Jeremy Weinstein, Misan will lead SIL’s next chapter of growth, investment, and innovation. As a champion of community-led action and hypothesis-driven experimentation, Misan is uniquely positioned to supercharge SIL’s approach to R&D in social problem-solving. Read on to meet Misan and learn more about her ferocious devotion to tackling big problems in new ways.
We’ve revamped our investment strategy. New funding stages support early-stage partnerships and two different models of science R&D funding. And we expect to invest $10 million in new funding in the next twelve months.