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2019 Grant Application is now available. It is due by January 31, 2019 at 5 p.m. Application at: https://goo.gl/BWnPqw
2019 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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Kids & Art Foundation

Pediatric oncology outpatient art for children at Stanford Children’s Hospital.

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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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Stanford Jazz Workshop

Music education for the Ravenswood City School District.

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Community Development & Social Services
Good Karma Bikes

Mobile Bike Clinic providing free bicycle repairs and College Opportunity & Outreach program.

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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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Tax-Aid

Free income tax return preparation and other tax services for low income families and individuals.

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Education
Access Books Bay Area

Restocking and refurbishment of the Brentwood Academy library in East Palo Alto.

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AchieveKids

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

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Aim High

Summer academic and enrichment programs for middle school students 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
Beechwood School

Purchase of MacBook Air laptops for K-8th grade students.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

Summer Bridge program to support high school transition support for incoming 9th graders.

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 Academy Foundation

“Early College” program proving college bound students with enriching community college classes.

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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.

Website
Foundation for a College Education

STEAM Summary academy for students and parents.

Website
Good Karma Bikes

Mobile Bike Clinic providing free bicycle repairs and College Opportunity & Outreach program.

Website
Health Connected

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

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Nuestra Casa

ESL classes for low income adults in East Palo Alto.

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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.

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
Ravenswood Education Foundation

Support of Ravenswood City School District’s Summer Academy serving 1st-5th grade students.

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Rosalie Rendu Center

Summer Camp Initiative to assist families with sending their school age children to summer camp.

Website
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League

Elevating Life Outcomes through the Academic Sport of Debate program.

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St. Elizabeth Seton School

After School Sports Clinics in partnership with the YMCA.

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Stanford Jazz Workshop

Music education for the Ravenswood City School District.

Website
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
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 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 in the Ravenswood City School District.

Website
Children’s Health Council

Teen Mental Health Initiative’s new DBT Skills group

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Health Connected

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

Website
KARA

Wrap-around grief services and crisis intervention support for individuals and communities.

Website
Kids & Art Foundation

Pediatric oncology outpatient art for children at Stanford Children’s Hospital.

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
Ravenswood Family Health Center

Oral Health Care for children with special needs.

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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

Breaking Bread Program providing nutritious meals to Palo Alto’s most vulnerable residents.

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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
Avenidas

Geriatric care management services and counseling.

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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
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

Summer Bridge program to support high school transition support for incoming 9th graders.

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 YMCA

Full STEAM Ahead summer learning program.

 

Website
FLY (Fresh Lifelines for Youth)

Law & Leadership program providing Legal Education and Leadership Training to at-risk youth ages 14-18.

Website
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower

Skills for Satety, Confident and Success in School, Home and Life program

Website
Nuestra Casa

ESL classes for low income adults in East Palo Alto.

Website
One East Palo Alto

Stipends for the Sponsored Employment Program for at-risk youth in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven.

Website
Alphabetical
Access Books Bay Area

Restocking and refurbishment of the Brentwood Academy library in East Palo Alto.

Website
AchieveKids

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

Website
Acknowledge Alliance

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

Website
Ada’s Café

Employee training for its disabled employees.

Website
Adolescent Counseling Services

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

Website
Aim High

Summer academic and enrichment programs for middle school students 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
Avenidas

Geriatric care management services and counseling.

Website
Beechwood School

Purchase of MacBook Air laptops for K-8th grade students.

Website
Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation

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

Website
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

Summer Bridge program to support high school transition support for incoming 9th graders.

Website
CASSY

Comprehensive mental health services for students in the Ravenswood City School District.

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

Teen Mental Health Initiative’s new DBT Skills group

Website
Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto

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

Website
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation

“Early College” program proving college bound students with enriching community college classes.

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 YMCA

Full STEAM Ahead summer learning program.

 

Website
FLY (Fresh Lifelines for Youth)

Law & Leadership program providing Legal Education and Leadership Training to at-risk youth ages 14-18.

Website
Foundation for a College Education

STEAM Summary academy for students and parents.

Website
Good Karma Bikes

Mobile Bike Clinic providing free bicycle repairs and College Opportunity & Outreach program.

Website
Health Connected

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

Website
KARA

Wrap-around grief services and crisis intervention support for individuals and communities.

Website
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower

Skills for Satety, Confident and Success in School, Home and Life program

Website
Kids & Art Foundation

Pediatric oncology outpatient art for children at Stanford Children’s Hospital.

Website
LifeMoves

Breaking Bread Program providing nutritious meals to Palo Alto’s most vulnerable residents.

Website
Nuestra Casa

ESL classes for low income adults in East Palo Alto.

Website
One East Palo Alto

Stipends for the Sponsored Employment Program for at-risk youth in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven.

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
Palo Alto Jr. Museum & Zoo, Friends of

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

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
Ravenswood Education Foundation

Support of Ravenswood City School District’s Summer Academy serving 1st-5th grade students.

Website
Ravenswood Family Health Center

Oral Health Care for children with special needs.

Website
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

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

Website
Rosalie Rendu Center

Summer Camp Initiative to assist families with sending their school age children to summer camp.

Website
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League

Elevating Life Outcomes through the Academic Sport of Debate program.

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

After School Sports Clinics in partnership with the YMCA.

Website
Stanford Jazz Workshop

Music education for the Ravenswood City School District.

Website
Tax-Aid

Free income tax return preparation and other tax services for low income families and individuals.

Website
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

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

Website