2017 Grantees

Palo Alto Community Fund has one grant cycle per year that begins at the start of the calendar year. Grant applications are due in early February, and grantees are announced in May.

The Fund gives grants that range from $5,000 to $15,000 in the following categories: Arts and Culture; Community Development and Social Services; Education; Environment; Health, Mental Health, and Disabilities; Housing and Nutrition; Senior Services; and Youth and Families. Congratulations to our most recent recipients.

Some organizations are listed in multiple impact categories because they have dual focuses.

Arts & Culture

Art in Action program teaching art appreciation, art history, and art techniques to students at Ravenswood City School district elementary schools.

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Music in the Schools

In-Classroom and afterschool choral and instrumental programs providing music instruction to students in the Ravenswood City School District.

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Community Development & Social Services
CORA

Crisis Intervention Services providing a 24-hour hotline and Emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children.

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Downtown Streets Team

Stipends for Downtown Streets Team members earing valuable work-experience by completing community service hours on the streets of Palo Alto.

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JobTrain

General operating expenses providing support of vocational training, academics, and life skills development, for local student.

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Peninsula HealthCare Connections

Health and mental health care services to the homeless and low-income individuals.

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Project WeHope

Dignity on Wheels mobile hygiene shower and laundry program for homeless adults.

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Random Acts of Flowers

Health Care and Hospital delivery program providing recycled flower bouquets to health care facilities in disadvantages communities.

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Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Entrepreneurship training program providing business training, technical assistance, and business networking to low-income business owners.

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Education
10 Books A Home

Child-Parent Home Tutoring Program preparing children to succeed academically when they arrive in kindergarten.

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All Students Matter

Expansion of classroom tutoring developing a Math Pilot Program for 1st-3rd grade classrooms in the Ravenswood City School district.

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Art in Action program teaching art appreciation, art history, and art techniques to students at Ravenswood City School district elementary schools.

Website
Bring Me A Book

Providing books and an apartment sized bookcase to children in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park.

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Building Futures Now

Five-week summer program to strengthen academic knowledge, study skills and interpersonal skills for 4th-8th grade students.

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Catholic Charities Youth Club of Saint Francis of Assisi

Academic support, academic enrichment programs and mental health services to East Palo Alto elementary students.

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DreamCatchers

After school academic tutoring and social support program for low-income PAUSD middle school students.

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East Palo Alto Charter School

Science education academic program.

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East Palo Alto Kids Foundation

Education Micro Grant program provides grants to educators in the Ravenswood School District to promote educational achievement for students in the classroom.

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Foundation for a College Education

STEAM Field Trip program to expand students’ geographical and mental horizons.

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Music in the Schools

In-Classroom and afterschool choral and instrumental programs providing music instruction to students in the Ravenswood City School District.

Website
Palo Alto Jr. Museum & Zoo, Friends of

Science Outreach program providing hands-on, science instruction and STEM education to K-5th grade students.

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Ravenswood Education Foundation

Ravenswood City School District district-wide middle school science initiative.

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Sequoia Adult School Scholars

Community college scholarships and tutoring assistance for adult immigrants.

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Silicon Valley Urban Debate League

Support debate program at East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy helping at-risk youth become tomorrow’s leaders.

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St. Elizabeth Seton School

Fit-Kit program to fully equip and install a sports’ shed to provide a service learning experience and encourage healthy habits.

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Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

“Special Needs Science Camps” delivering two-day overnight or 5-day special needs science summer camps.

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Environment
Acterra

Identify and retrofit income-eligible owner-occupied homes in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven with energy conservation devices to reduce their electricity demand prior to no-cost solar installation.

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Canopy

“Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids! Phase 2” which will bring enriching environmental education and new trees to low-income youth & schools.

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Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

“Special Needs Science Camps” delivering two-day overnight or 5-day special needs science summer camps.

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Health, Mental Health & Disabilities
Acknowledge Alliance

Mental health counseling at Palo Alto and East Menlo Park elementary schools.

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Ada’s Café

Employee training and other employment-related expenses for its disabled employees.

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Adolescent Counseling Services

Outlet program supporting LGBTQQ youth with support services, leadership development, and education.

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CASSY

Comprehensive mental health services for students and their families at Palo Alto Unified elementary schools.

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Children’s Health Council

Intensive Outpatient Program providing youth ages 10-24 with individual and group therapy and their parents with support.

Website
HeartFit for Life

Community outreach/education program for the prevention and management of diabetes; reducing the risk for heart disease.

Website
Heroes’ Voices

Guitar Corps program and Performance Workshop for local veterans to help combat the negative effects of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries.

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KARA

Wraparound grief services for individuals and communities.

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Peninsula HealthCare Connections

Health and mental health care services to the homeless and low-income individuals.

Website
Housing & Nutrition
Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto

Housing workshops and legal services for low-income tenants at risk of losing their homes.

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LifeMoves

Opportunity Services Center providing critical services for homeless residents.

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Palo Alto Housing

Stepping Stones to Success program provides out-of-school academic support and skill-building opportunities to low-income Palo Alto youth.

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St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room

Providing hot, healthy meals to anyone seeking a meal and a safe place to eat.

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Senior Services
Peninsula Volunteers

Rosener House day-services for disabled and memory impaired seniors.

Website
Youth & Families
Adolescent Counseling Services

Outlet program supporting LGBTQQ youth with support services, leadership development, and education.

Website
Canopy

“Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids! Phase 2” which will bring enriching environmental education and new trees to low-income youth & schools.

Website
Catholic Charities Youth Club of Saint Francis of Assisi

Academic support, academic enrichment programs and mental health services to East Palo Alto elementary students.

Website
East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring

Literacy Intervention program focusing on rising 8th grade students.

Website
Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Legal Eagle program providing legal education and leadership training to youth.

Website
Palo Alto Housing

Stepping Stones to Success program provides out-of-school academic support and skill-building opportunities to low-income Palo Alto youth.

Website
Teen Success

Peer support groups for teen mothers in East Palo Alto.

Website
Youth Community Services

East Palo Alto Summer of Service Program for Ravenswood middle school youth.

Website
Alphabetical
10 Books A Home

Child-Parent Home Tutoring Program preparing children to succeed academically when they arrive in kindergarten.

Website
Acknowledge Alliance

Mental health counseling at Palo Alto and East Menlo Park elementary schools.

Website
Acterra

Identify and retrofit income-eligible owner-occupied homes in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven with energy conservation devices to reduce their electricity demand prior to no-cost solar installation.

Website
Ada’s Café

Employee training and other employment-related expenses for its disabled employees.

Website
Adolescent Counseling Services

Outlet program supporting LGBTQQ youth with support services, leadership development, and education.

Website
All Students Matter

Expansion of classroom tutoring developing a Math Pilot Program for 1st-3rd grade classrooms in the Ravenswood City School district.

Website

Art in Action program teaching art appreciation, art history, and art techniques to students at Ravenswood City School district elementary schools.

Website
Bring Me A Book

Providing books and an apartment sized bookcase to children in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park.

Website
Building Futures Now

Five-week summer program to strengthen academic knowledge, study skills and interpersonal skills for 4th-8th grade students.

Website
Canopy

“Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids! Phase 2” which will bring enriching environmental education and new trees to low-income youth & schools.

Website
CASSY

Comprehensive mental health services for students and their families at Palo Alto Unified elementary schools.

Website
Catholic Charities Youth Club of Saint Francis of Assisi

Academic support, academic enrichment programs and mental health services to East Palo Alto elementary students.

Website
Children’s Health Council

Intensive Outpatient Program providing youth ages 10-24 with individual and group therapy and their parents with support.

Website
Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto

Housing workshops and legal services for low-income tenants at risk of losing their homes.

Website
CORA

Crisis Intervention Services providing a 24-hour hotline and Emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children.

Website
Downtown Streets Team

Stipends for Downtown Streets Team members earing valuable work-experience by completing community service hours on the streets of Palo Alto.

Website
DreamCatchers

After school academic tutoring and social support program for low-income PAUSD middle school students.

Website
East Palo Alto Charter School

Science education academic program.

Website
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation

Education Micro Grant program provides grants to educators in the Ravenswood School District to promote educational achievement for students in the classroom.

Website
East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring

Literacy Intervention program focusing on rising 8th grade students.

Website
Foundation for a College Education

STEAM Field Trip program to expand students’ geographical and mental horizons.

Website
Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Legal Eagle program providing legal education and leadership training to youth.

Website
HeartFit for Life

Community outreach/education program for the prevention and management of diabetes; reducing the risk for heart disease.

Website
Heroes’ Voices

Guitar Corps program and Performance Workshop for local veterans to help combat the negative effects of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Website
JobTrain

General operating expenses providing support of vocational training, academics, and life skills development, for local student.

Website
KARA

Wraparound grief services for individuals and communities.

Website
LifeMoves

Opportunity Services Center providing critical services for homeless residents.

Website
Music in the Schools

In-Classroom and afterschool choral and instrumental programs providing music instruction to students in the Ravenswood City School District.

Website
Palo Alto Housing

Stepping Stones to Success program provides out-of-school academic support and skill-building opportunities to low-income Palo Alto youth.

Website
Palo Alto Jr. Museum & Zoo, Friends of

Science Outreach program providing hands-on, science instruction and STEM education to K-5th grade students.

Website
Peninsula HealthCare Connections

Health and mental health care services to the homeless and low-income individuals.

Website
Peninsula Volunteers

Rosener House day-services for disabled and memory impaired seniors.

Website
Project WeHope

Dignity on Wheels mobile hygiene shower and laundry program for homeless adults.

Website
Random Acts of Flowers

Health Care and Hospital delivery program providing recycled flower bouquets to health care facilities in disadvantages communities.

Website
Ravenswood Education Foundation

Ravenswood City School District district-wide middle school science initiative.

Website
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Entrepreneurship training program providing business training, technical assistance, and business networking to low-income business owners.

Website
Sequoia Adult School Scholars

Community college scholarships and tutoring assistance for adult immigrants.

Website
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League

Support debate program at East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy helping at-risk youth become tomorrow’s leaders.

Website
St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room

Providing hot, healthy meals to anyone seeking a meal and a safe place to eat.

Website
St. Elizabeth Seton School

Fit-Kit program to fully equip and install a sports’ shed to provide a service learning experience and encourage healthy habits.

Website
Teen Success

Peer support groups for teen mothers in East Palo Alto.

Website
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

“Special Needs Science Camps” delivering two-day overnight or 5-day special needs science summer camps.

Website
Youth Community Services

East Palo Alto Summer of Service Program for Ravenswood middle school youth.

Website