Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, June 10, 2013.|
A Foundation Building Strength for Nemaline Myopathy
2450 El Camino Real, Ste. 101, Palo Alto. A group that raises money for research on nemaline myopathy (NM), a group of congenital, hereditary neuromuscular disorders that cause muscle weakness, generally nonprogressive, of varying severity where severe forms show up to 66% mortality rates before the age of 2.
274 E. Hamilton Ave., Ste.D, Campbell. 24-hour help line.
Friends of the Mountain View Public Library
585 Franklin St., Mtn. View. Friends raise money for the library through lobby-shop sales, quarterly book sales, online sales through Amazon and Amazon donations with Amazon shopping through the Friends website. Since the early Ō70s the Friends have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various projects, programs and items to enhance library services.
Call 650-526-7031; shop 650-526-7049.
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Provides volunteer help, publicity, advocacy and fundraising for the activities and programs of the theater.
Friends of the Palo Alto Library
P.O. Box 41, Palo Alto. Advocates for better libraries; has given more than a million dollars in recent years to improve Palo Alto's public libraries. Book sale every month on the second Saturday and Sunday at the Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road. Used books can be donated at Cubberley.
Friends of the Palo Alto Parks
425 Grant Ave., Ste. 27, Palo Alto. A nonprofit established in 2004, Friends of the Palo Alto Parks provides funding to improve Palo Alto's parks; fosters greater public awareness and appreciation of the more than 4,100 acres of parkland; raises funds to assist in purchasing additional parkland and open space.
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
400 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 340, Palo Alto. Promotes children's health by fundraising for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the pediatric programs at the Stanford University School of Medicine; providing data about childrenÕs health; and making grants to improve health care for children.
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation
181 Encinal Ave., Menlo Park. The Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation seeks to enable the Menlo Park City School District to provide an exceptional education to all students at Laurel, Encinal, Oak Knoll and Hillview schools. Working with parents, the community and the school district, the foundation raises money to pay for teaching innovation beyond what is possible with public dollars alone.
Mountain View Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 391557, Mtn. View. Nonprofit organization founded in 1983 provides programs and educational materials not covered by school budgets. Serves Mountain View-Whisman School District.
Call 650-526-3500 ext. 1030.
Palo Alto Community Fund
P.O. Box 50634, Palo Alto. Established in 1979 to create permanent community investment capital to support Palo Alto-area nonprofit organizations. Develops a permanent endowment to assess and respond to emerging and changing community needs today and in the future.
Palo Alto Library Foundation
P.O. Box 181, Palo Alto. Established in 2002 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Palo Alto Library Foundation's mission is to spearhead fundraising campaigns to support a modern, dynamic library system that serves the needs of everyone. The foundation's Launch Our Libraries campaign raised more than $4 million for Downtown, Main and Mitchell Park libraries.
Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE)
25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto. PiE works in partnership with parents, the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) and the community to raise funds for an education beyond what is possible with public dollars -- strengthening students' K-12 experience by supporting staff and projects.
Palo Alto Recreation Foundation
Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Promotes the social, cultural and recreational needs of residents and visitors to the City of Palo Alto. Provides scholarships to individuals.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
2440 W. El Camino Real, Ste. 300, Mountain View. Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a comprehensive center of philanthropy that partners with donors to strengthen the common good locally and throughout the world. San Mateo Conference Center: 1300 S. El Camino Real, Ste.100, San Mateo.