Today, the Palo Alto Community Fund distributed its 8th round of COVID-19 Relief Fund grants into the Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park community, this time for $100,000.
This brings the total funds given by you – the community – to address COVID-19-related hardship to $1.1 million. A huge THANK YOU to all of you who have donated since April.
Where have you helped? Local Programs.
One benefit of giving locally is that you can see where your donation makes a difference. 100% of the $1.1 million raised has supported our neighbors in need. Your generosity has provided immediate relief to provide much needed food security, housing stability, child care, healthcare and mental health support.
Providing $ for Basic Needs
Pivoting to support our Elders
Reconfiguring Child Care
Helping our most Vulnerable Neighbors
We are proud to stand with our 26 local nonprofit partners, who are working relentlessly to ensure that everyone in our community during this unprecedented time. To see a full list of where your donation is being utilized, please visit our COVID-19 Relief Fund FAQs.
What is needed most now? Child Care and Housing Stability
Sadly, we expect the situation to remain difficult for the foreseeable future, as uncertainty around the control of the epidemic continues, unemployment persists and government funding remains unreliable. In addition, many of our neighbors are hurting from the ever present disparity of opportunity and systemic racism that continues to hold back people of color, all of which has been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our local nonprofit partners and community leaders are most concerned about food and housing stability, lack of child care for working families whose children remain home, and a sudden drop of income for many households.