Supporting research, teaching, and learning for current and future generations

Stanford Management Company (SMC) is the office within Stanford University that invests the Endowment and other financial assets to provide long-term support to the University. SMC is overseen by a Board of Directors appointed by the University Board of Trustees.

The Endowment and other gifts to the University support Stanford’s academic mission. These financial resources help to advance pioneering research, support a world-class faculty, and fund student financial aid. SMC provides expert investment management and stewardship of the Merged Pool, which includes substantially all of Stanford’s investable endowment assets.