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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
2018 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
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
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto

Monetary funds to be distributed to local community members in need.

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Downtown Streets Team

Food Closet operational support.

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JobTrain

Youth Services program providing at-risk students with vocational training, academic support and supportive services.

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Loved Twice

Baby clothes for low income families of newborns.

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Peninsula HealthCare Connections

Primary and preventative 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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Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

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

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Education
Aim High

Summer academic and enrichment programs for middle school students in the Ravenswood City School district.

Website
All Students Matter

Common Math support program “roll-out”  for 1st-3rd grade classrooms district-wide in the Ravenswood City School district.

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Bring Me A Book

Providing high quality books to preschool children in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park.

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DreamCatchers

Development of a professional infrastructure for tutor/student pairs supporting low-income PAUSD students.

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East Palo Alto Academy Foundation

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

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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.

Website
Family Connections

Childhood education for parents of children in preschool program.   

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Health Connected

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

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Marine Science Institute

Hands-on Science education for K-12 low income students.

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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
Ravenswood Education Foundation

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

Website
Rosalie Rendu Center

Family enrichment field trips for families participating in their ESL program.

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St. Elizabeth Seton School

Updating current iPads for K-5th grade students.

Website
Stanford Jazz Workshop

Music education for the Ravenswood City School District.

Website
Upward Scholars

Community college scholarships and tutoring assistance for adult immigrants.

Website
Vida Verde

Outdoor educational opportunities for underserved elementary-age students.

Website
Environment
Acterra

Green@Home to Grid Ready program facilitating the installation of solar energy capacity to reduce utility bills for low income families.

Website
Canopy

High School internship service learning program for East Palo Alto teens providing enriching environmental education and soft skills learning.

Website
Grassroots Ecology

Hands-on nature environmental education programs for East Palo Alto & Belle Haven youth.   

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Vida Verde

Outdoor educational opportunities for underserved elementary-age students.

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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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Children’s Health Council

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

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
Legal Aid Society of S. M. County

Family Advocacy Program, providing training to healthcare providers on immigration issues.

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 HealthCare Connections

Primary and preventative care services to the homeless and low-income individuals.

Website
Racing Hearts

Heart defibrillators deployment within the East Palo Alto Police Department.

Website
Ravenswood Family Health Center

Oral Health Care for children with special needs.

Website
Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Assistive Technology Outreach program teaching blind and visually impaired adults how to incorporate the use of smart phones into their daily life.

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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Senior Services
Avenidas

Door-to-door transportation services for Palo Altans who are no longer able to drive or take public transportation.

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Edgewood Center for Children & Families

Kinship Support Network, which provides critical services to families in which children are being raised by a relative caregiver.

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Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Assistive Technology Outreach program teaching blind and visually impaired adults how to incorporate the use of smart phones into their daily life.

Website
Youth & Families
Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation

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

Website
Canopy

High School internship service learning program for East Palo Alto teens providing enriching environmental education and soft skills learning.

Website
Edgewood Center for Children & Families

Kinship Support Network, which provides critical services to families in which children are being raised by a relative caregiver.

Website
FLY (Fresh Lifelines for Youth)

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

Website
Grassroots Ecology

Hands-on nature environmental education programs for East Palo Alto & Belle Haven youth.   

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
Teen Success

One-on-one coaching, weekly peer learning and support groups for teen mothers in East Palo Alto.

Website
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Acknowledge Alliance

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

Website
Acterra

Green@Home to Grid Ready program facilitating the installation of solar energy capacity to reduce utility bills for low income families.

Website
Ada’s Café

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

Website
Aim High

Summer academic and enrichment programs for middle school students in the Ravenswood City School district.

Website
All Students Matter

Common Math support program “roll-out”  for 1st-3rd grade classrooms district-wide in the Ravenswood City School district.

Website
Avenidas

Door-to-door transportation services for Palo Altans who are no longer able to drive or take public transportation.

Website
Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation

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

Website
Bring Me A Book

Providing high quality books to preschool children in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park.

Website
Canopy

High School internship service learning program for East Palo Alto teens providing enriching environmental education and soft skills learning.

Website
Children’s Health Council

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

Website
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto

Monetary funds to be distributed to local community members in need.

Website
Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto

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

Website
Downtown Streets Team

Food Closet operational support.

Website
DreamCatchers

Development of a professional infrastructure for tutor/student pairs supporting low-income PAUSD students.

Website
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation

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

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
Edgewood Center for Children & Families

Kinship Support Network, which provides critical services to families in which children are being raised by a relative caregiver.

Website
Family Connections

Childhood education for parents of children in preschool program.   

Website
FLY (Fresh Lifelines for Youth)

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

Website
Grassroots Ecology

Hands-on nature environmental education programs for East Palo Alto & Belle Haven youth.   

Website
Health Connected

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

Website
JobTrain

Youth Services program providing at-risk students with vocational training, academic support and supportive services.

Website
KARA

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

Website
Legal Aid Society of S. M. County

Family Advocacy Program, providing training to healthcare providers on immigration issues.

Website
LifeMoves

Opportunity Services Center providing critical services for homeless residents.

Website
Loved Twice

Baby clothes for low income families of newborns.

Website
Marine Science Institute

Hands-on Science education for K-12 low income students.

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
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

Primary and preventative care services to the homeless and low-income individuals.

Website
Project WeHope

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

Website
Racing Hearts

Heart defibrillators deployment within the East Palo Alto Police Department.

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

Family enrichment field trips for families participating in their ESL program.

Website
St. Elizabeth Seton School

Updating current iPads for K-5th grade students.

Website
Stanford Jazz Workshop

Music education for the Ravenswood City School District.

Website
Teen Success

One-on-one coaching, weekly peer learning and support groups for teen mothers in East Palo Alto.

Website
Upward Scholars

Community college scholarships and tutoring assistance for adult immigrants.

Website
Vida Verde

Outdoor educational opportunities for underserved elementary-age students.

Website
Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Assistive Technology Outreach program teaching blind and visually impaired adults how to incorporate the use of smart phones into their daily life.

Website