Palo Alto, CA 94303
24 hours ago
Lets give a big welcome to one of our new 2020 grantees, Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange. 👏 The Bicycle Exchange will use our grantee to offer more refurbished bicycles to the greater Palo Alto area's residents in need. It has already helped fund parts for our bike repairs for both our charity partners and our #bikematchsv program. Their efforts empower our neighbors with a sense of freedom that comes from having your own transportation — something many take for granted. We're excited to see how SV Bike Exchange continues to grow and serve in 2020! ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Our grantee Tax-Aid, took on a big task in the recent months since the shelter in place order. To better serve the San Francisco Bay Area community, they shifted from in person tax services to a variety of virtual and online services.
Virtual tax services. Clients complete our tax questionnaire accessed from our website and sent us their tax documents. A remote volunteer prepared the tax return and the completed return was sent to the client.
Free TurboTax. Clients that are comfortable preparing their own taxes use our free version of this software accessible through our website.
Free TurboTax with a tax coach. Clients that want to have an expert check their tax return meet virtually with a Tax-Aid coach to review their return before they submit it.
Curbside tax drop off events. Clients without internet access, technical skills or who simply felt more comfortable meeting us in person, came to curbside event. We held several events outdoors throughout the Bay Area. Social distancing was practiced and face coverings were required. Tax returns were then prepared virtually by volunteers and then sent to the client.
Thank you Tax-Aid for meeting this moment with grace and commitment. ... See MoreSee Less