2016 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 $12,500 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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Pacific Art League

Visual art classes to formerly homeless individuals who are currently in supportive housing programs.

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Palo Alto Art Center Foundation

Cultural Kaleidoscope program builds bridges between diverse communities by partnering elementary school classrooms with resident artists to work on collaborative art projects.

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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

Downtown Food Closet providing team members with work-experience in return for stipends to cover basic needs.

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Peninsula HealthCare Connections

Hepatitis and HIV Outreach and Prevention program providing outreach, education, prevention, and health 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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Education
AchieveKids

Community Integration program teaching special needs students how to interact in community environments.

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Aim High

Summer program for middle school students supporting students’ academic growth and social/emotional development in East Palo Alto.

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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.

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DreamCatchers

“Third Space Math” resource center for the after school academic tutoring 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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Environmental Volunteers

Explore! Summer Science Camp providing hands-on education, recreation, and exploration in the natural world for low-income elementary youth.

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Family Connections

Pre-K program providing professional development for teachers and Pre-K educational materials.

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Foothill-DeAnza Colleges Foundation

Mini MERIT program, a one-week technology-focused professional development program for PAUSD teachers.

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Foundation for a College Education

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

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Friends of the Palo Alto Jr. Museum & Zoo

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

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Health Connected

In-school sexual health education programs to 5th-12th graders.

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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 Art Center Foundation

Cultural Kaleidoscope program builds bridges between diverse communities by partnering elementary school classrooms with resident artists to work on collaborative art projects.

Website
Peninsula College Fund

Career Success Training and Summer Internship program that help scholars achieve their career goals.

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Reading Partners

One-on-One literacy intervention program to help struggling readers master literacy skills.

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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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Stanford University, Office of Science Outreach

Raising Interest in Science & Engineering (RISE) Summer Internship program for disadvantaged high school students.

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Tuolumne River Trust

Tuolumne in my Tap, holistic environmental education program focused on river protection and water conservation to 4th-6th graders.

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Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

“Special Needs Science and Environmental Education Camps” delivering two-day overnight special needs science camps.

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Vida Verde

Outdoor educational opportunities for underserved elementary-age students.

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Environment
Acterra

Identify and retrofit income-eligible owner-occupied homes in East Palo Alto and Belle Have with energy conservation devices to reduce their electricity demand prior to Grid Alternatives 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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Environmental Volunteers

Explore! Summer Science Camp providing hands-on education, recreation, and exploration in the natural world for low-income elementary youth.

Website
Tuolumne River Trust

Tuolumne in my Tap, holistic environmental education program focused on river protection and water conservation to 4th-6th graders.

Website
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

“Special Needs Science and Environmental Education Camps” delivering two-day overnight special needs science camps.

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Vida Verde

Outdoor educational opportunities for underserved elementary-age students.

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Health, Mental Health & Disabilities
Abilities United

Replacement of Camping supplies due to a theft.

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Adolescent Counseling Services

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

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Carb DM

Nurses and Staff Training program which offers a comprehensive training program for school nurses to manage type 1 diabetes in schools.

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CASSY

Comprehensive mental health services for students and their families at Ravenswood City School District elementary schools.

Website
Family & Children Services

Peer support groups for survivors of domestic violence.

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Health Connected

In-school sexual health education programs to 5th-12th graders.

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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Legal Aid Society of S. M. County

Peninsula Family Advocacy Program, providing legal assistance, education, and referrals to low-income families.

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PARCA

Page Mill Court apartment complex program, which provides on-site supervision, independent living skills training, and social and recreational activities to residents.

Website
Peninsula HealthCare Connections

Hepatitis and HIV Outreach and Prevention program providing outreach, education, prevention, and health services to the homeless and low-income individuals.

Website
Housing & Nutrition
St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room

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

Website
Senior Services
Avenidas

Avenidas Care Partners program providing geriatric care management to low-income adults to enable them to remain as independent and safe as possible.

Website
Legal Aid Society of S. M. County

Peninsula Family Advocacy Program, providing legal assistance, education, and referrals to low-income families.

Website
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
Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation

Support of aquatic programing for underprivileged kids at the Belle Haven pool in East Menlo Park.

Website
Canopy

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

Website
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower

‘People Safety’ and Social-Emotional development training and Coaching for children, their families and teachers.

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Teen Success

Support groups for teen mothers in East Palo Alto.

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Abilities United

Replacement of Camping supplies due to a theft.

Website
AchieveKids

Community Integration program teaching special needs students how to interact in community environments.

Website
Acterra

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

Website
Adolescent Counseling Services

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

Website
Aim High

Summer program for middle school students supporting students’ academic growth and social/emotional development in East Palo Alto.

Website

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

Website
Avenidas

Avenidas Care Partners program providing geriatric care management to low-income adults to enable them to remain as independent and safe as possible.

Website
Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation

Support of aquatic programing for underprivileged kids at the Belle Haven pool in East Menlo Park.

Website
Canopy

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

Website
Carb DM

Nurses and Staff Training program which offers a comprehensive training program for school nurses to manage type 1 diabetes in schools.

Website
CASSY

Comprehensive mental health services for students and their families at Ravenswood City School District elementary schools.

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

Downtown Food Closet providing team members with work-experience in return for stipends to cover basic needs.

Website
DreamCatchers

“Third Space Math” resource center for the after school academic tutoring program for low-income PAUSD middle school students.

Website
East Palo Alto Charter School

Science education academic program.

Website
Environmental Volunteers

Explore! Summer Science Camp providing hands-on education, recreation, and exploration in the natural world for low-income elementary youth.

Website
Family & Children Services

Peer support groups for survivors of domestic violence.

Website
Family Connections

Pre-K program providing professional development for teachers and Pre-K educational materials.

Website
Foothill-DeAnza Colleges Foundation

Mini MERIT program, a one-week technology-focused professional development program for PAUSD teachers.

Website
Foundation for a College Education

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

Website
Friends of the Palo Alto Jr. Museum & Zoo

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

Website
Health Connected

In-school sexual health education programs to 5th-12th graders.

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
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower

‘People Safety’ and Social-Emotional development training and Coaching for children, their families and teachers.

Website
Legal Aid Society of S. M. County

Peninsula Family Advocacy Program, providing legal assistance, education, and referrals to low-income families.

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
Pacific Art League

Visual art classes to formerly homeless individuals who are currently in supportive housing programs.

Website
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation

Cultural Kaleidoscope program builds bridges between diverse communities by partnering elementary school classrooms with resident artists to work on collaborative art projects.

Website
PARCA

Page Mill Court apartment complex program, which provides on-site supervision, independent living skills training, and social and recreational activities to residents.

Website
Peninsula College Fund

Career Success Training and Summer Internship program that help scholars achieve their career goals.

Website
Peninsula HealthCare Connections

Hepatitis and HIV Outreach and Prevention program providing outreach, education, prevention, and health 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
Reading Partners

One-on-One literacy intervention program to help struggling readers master literacy skills.

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
Stanford University, Office of Science Outreach

Raising Interest in Science & Engineering (RISE) Summer Internship program for disadvantaged high school students.

Website
Teen Success

Support groups for teen mothers in East Palo Alto.

Website
Tuolumne River Trust

Tuolumne in my Tap, holistic environmental education program focused on river protection and water conservation to 4th-6th graders.

Website
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

“Special Needs Science and Environmental Education Camps” delivering two-day overnight special needs science camps.

Website
Vida Verde

Outdoor educational opportunities for underserved elementary-age students.

Website