We make small really big
We pool together to give larger sums. When we work together, we can exponentially expand what’s possible for deserving organizations.
We take the guesswork out
Our deep community connections and expertise help make sure your donations are going to fantastic organizations that help the people who need it most.
We’re hyper local
Your money stays here, benefiting the local non-profits that make Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and East Palo Alto strong and vibrant.
We go deep—and wide
From caring for our elders to giving students a bright future, we give to many areas of need so we can raise up entire communities.
We give directly
We’re not about hoops and boundaries. We give directly to on-the-ground nonprofits that work in our communities every day.
We’re in it for the long haul
We started small, and 40+ years on our impact is bigger than ever. We have helped people do good for generations.
Together, we’re unstoppable.
Join the community of people and organizations who work together to take direct action and improve the place we live.
Your donations support nonprofit agencies that serve Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and Menlo Park.
Our grants focus on Arts & Culture, Community Development & Social Services; Education; Environment; Health, Mental Health & Disabilities; Housing; Nutrition; Senior Services, and Youth & Families.
No, the PACF Board of Directors and Advisory Board members generously cover all administration costs.
No! Donations at every level are important in building a strong community.