Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

Each year the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund raises money to support programs serving families and children in the Palo Alto area. Read on for profiles of grant recipients, to be featured each week over the holiday season, highlighting the way each organization has used the funds this past year.

Getting justice and a safe home

Jose Cabrera cranked up the heater to full blast in his duplex unit to keep his wife and three children warm. It wasn't the coldest day of the year, nor was the winter excessively frigid. But he was willing ... [ Read More ] Posted Jan. 3, 2017

TheatreWorks encourages playful learning, creativity

"All the world's a stage," according to the king of theater, William Shakespeare. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has taken that concept to heart by fostering theater skills and creative thinking throughout ... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 27, 2016

Jasper Ridge Farm connects kids with animals

After 14 brain surgeries over the past three years -- including three this past month -- few things can get 11-year-old Austin Morgan to jump out of his hospital recovery bed and leave his wheelchair ... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 16, 2016

Children's Health Council aims to aid community's teens

Earlier this year, the Palo Alto Children's Health Council launched the CHC Teen Mental Health Initiative, designed to meet the needs of teens affected by mental health issues -- anxiety and depression ... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 13, 2016

Tennis coaches, tutors give kids a leg up

The East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT) program has long sought to show disadvantaged students new possibilities in life, whether a new sport, better academic skills or a local college. It's also... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 9, 2016

Keeping art in East Palo Alto schools

As first-graders spilled into Amy Modrich's classroom, they marveled at masks set out on desks, picking them up and eagerly asking what they were going to do in class that day. Modrich called the students... [ Read More ] Posted Nov. 25, 2016

Local family gives $100,000 to Holiday Fund

A Palo Alto family has made a $100,000 donation to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund in hopes of inspiring other donors to join them in supporting local programs for kids, families and individuals in ... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 16, 2016

Palo Alto Weekly's annual Holiday Fund kicks off

Support for the homeless population. Training for developmentally disabled employees. Summer camp for low-income children facing life-threatening illness. Tutoring. Counseling. Science lab materials... [ Read More ] Posted Nov. 18, 2016

Editorial: Give for the kids

Don't let the booming Silicon Valley technology-driven economy lull you into thinking that there isn't a continuing divide, even in the affluent Palo Alto area, between those riding high and the many families... [ Read More ] Posted Dec. 2, 2016

Grant Application Deadline: Jan. 6, 2017
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Donor List

As of December 22, 2016, 287 donors
have donated $103,147; with match $206,294
has been raised for the Holiday Fund.
* indicates amount withheld

24 Anonymous$6,934
New Donors

Carolyn Williams & Mike Keeler*
Amy Harris & Jopss Geiduschek100
Jeremy Platt & Sandra Murphy*
Hugh McDevitt200
Hans & Judith Steiner100
Hoda Epstein*
Sandra & Scott Pearson500
Sally O'Neil & Ken Bencala100
Fran Codispoti500
Marvin & Kate Feinstein150
David & Virginia Pollard150
David & Karen Backer500
Rosalie Shepherd100
Lani Freeman & Stephen Monismith150
Herb & Alice Fischgrund175
Douglas & Leslie Murphy-Chutorian1,000
Dan & Chris Logan100
Hal & Iris Korol*
Anna Messner250
Patricia Levin*
Stan & W Marie Scott100
M. Cairns & A. Martin100
Cindy & Dennis Dillon202
Howard Wolf500
Stephanie Klein & Larry Baer*
Marlys Keoshian200
Robert Gamburd500
Virginia Laibl100
Meri Gruber & James Tayler*
Ellen & Ron Krasnow500
Laure Woods100
Xiaofan Lin50
Drew McCalley & Marilyn Green100
Romola Georgia*
Gwen Barry100
Colleen Anderson250
Bryan Wilson & Geri Martin Wilson100
Georgie Gleim500
Steve & Diane Ciesinski500
Merele McClure500
Richard Ellson100
In Memory Of

New Donations
Tracy & Alan Herrick*
Ryan*
Maria Serpa30
Bob Markevitch*
Carol Berkowitz*
Tracy Herrick500
Bob Donald*

Previously Published

Betsy & George Bechtel100
The Gallo Family500
Vic & Mary Ojakian200
Janice Bohman250
Richard & Karen Olson200
The Dawes Family250
Richard Zuanich75
Cynthia Costell100
Bonnie Packer and Robert Raymakers100
Mitchell Rosen50
David Wynn*
Eric & Anne Kastner2,500
Star Teachout100
Joan & Robert Jack300
Mehdi Alhassani150
Weil Family 250
Annette Glanckopf*
Marion Lewenstein2,000
Jennifer DiBrienza50
Barry Goldblatt*
Nancy McGaraghan500
Carol Kersten300
Eileen Brennan*
Jeffrey Ericson36
Mindy Williams Hollar150
Cassius McEwen200
The Braff Family500
The Epstein Family200
Chris Kenrick1,000
The Stauffer Family500
Nancy Steege100
Nina & Norman Kulgein250
Constance Crawford*
Bjorn Liencres1,000
Patti Yanklowitz & Mark Krasnow150
Jacquie Rush100
Joyce & Gerry Barker200
Don & Dee Price*
John & Mary Schaefer100
Micki & Bob Cardelli*
Shirley Ely500
David & Diane Feldman1,000
Sallie & Jay Whaley*
Veronica Tincher125
Al & Joanne Russell300
Lijun & Jia-Ning Xiang200
Margaret & Les Fisher100
Karen & Steve Ross*
Gordon Chamberlain250
Norman & Nancy Rossen200
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Loarie*
Fred & Deborah Kurland200
Marina Remmel500
Mark Kreutzer100
Bandy & Diane Sikic300
Robert Simoni200
Craig Jurney100
Michael Kieschnick*
John Wilkes300
Sally & Abdo Kadifa1,000
Robert & Barbara Simpson*
Debbie Nusinson100
Joanne Koltnow300
Michael & Jean Couch250
Susan Hyder20
Merrill & Lee Newman*
Brigid Barton & Rob Robinson200
Laurie Jarrett*
Bill & Barbara Busse200
Jody Maxmin*
Tony & Judy Kramer*
Beth & Peter Rosenthal300
Page & Ferrell Sanders100
Bill Reller*
Roger & Joan Warnke275
Catherine Dolton200
Lee Sendelbeck500
Ruth Rosenbaum*
Tom & Patricia Sanders*
Margaret & Marc Cohen250
Marcia & Michael Katz200
Susan & Doug Woodman*
Sue Kemp250
Jerry & Linda Elkind250
Diane Doolittle*
Patrick & Emily Radtke2,000
Don & Bonnie Miller100
Ron Wolf200
Richard Morris1,500
Michael Nelson50
Solon Finkelstein150
Cathy Kroymann250
Havern Family5,000
Nigel Jones50
Pamela Mayfield100
Hugh MacMillan500
Teresa Roberts2,000
Bill Johnson & Terri Lobdell1,000
Arden King25
David Labaree200
Bonnie Berg300
Ellen & Mike Turbow250
Hal & Carol Louchheim400
Carol Bacchetti200
Bruce Campbell200
Stan Shore500
Roy & Carol Blitzer*
Sally & Craig Nordlund500
Tom & Ellen Ehrich300
Eve & John Melton500
Nancy & Joe Huber100
Betty Gerard100
Robyn Crumly*
Peter Stern250
Jim & Nancy Baer*
Elizabeth Salzer & Richard Baumgartner*
Barbara Klein & Stan Schrier*
Judith Appleby200
Caroline Zlotnick*
Bobbie & Jerry Wagger*
Harry & Susan Hartzell200
Diane Moore*
Helene Pier*
Phil Hanawalt & Graciela Spivak500
Edward Kanazawa*
Steve & Nancy Levy500
Eugene & Mabel Dong200
Roger Smith300
Jim & Alma Phillips250
Donald & Adele Langendorf200
Ann & Don Rothblatt*
Bob & Edie Kirkwood*
George & Betsy Young100
Richard & Tish Fagin300
Brigid Barton500
Lawrence Yang & Jennifer Kuan1,000
Richard Johnsson7,000
Ted & Ginny Chu*
John & Florine Galen100
Jan Thomson & Roy Levin250
Vince & Amanda Steckler1,000
Boyce & Peggy Nute*
Jan & Freddy Gabus100
Kevin Mayer & Barbara Zimmer*
Andrea Smith100
Deborah Williams250
Peter Beller200
Elaine Hahn500
John & Meg Monroe500
Jan Kilner500
Dena Goldberg500
Sharon & Leif Erickson250
Thomas Rindfleisch*
Charles Williams100
Gail Taylor200
Deborah Baldwin & Lawrence Markosian200
Linda & Steve Boxer*
In Memory Of

Ando & Barbara MacDonell250
Aaron O'Neill*
Katharine Rogers King*
Emmett Lorey*
Becky Schaefer*
Ernest J. Moore200
Jim Byrnes100
Betty Meltzer*
Bob Wolbach50
Ted Linden200
Joe & Rema Cotton100
Leonard Ely, Jr.250
Glen A. Lillington, MD200
Marie & Don Snow100
Nate Rosenberg150
Willie Branch*
August Lee King*
Ruth & Chet Johnson*
Robert Lobdell*
Y.C. and Er-Ying Yen250
Abe and Helene Klein*
Mrs. Katina D. Higbee200
Helen Rubin200
Dr. & Mrs. Irving Rubin200
Max & Anna Blanker200
Leo & Sylvia Breidenbach*
Thomas & Louise Phinney*
Laddie Hughes*
Pam Grady250
Yoko Nonaka*
Our parents Albert & Beverly Pellizzari*
Robert Spinrad500
Boyd Paulson*
Florence Kan Ho*
Jack Sutorius300
Dr. Elliot W. Eisner*
Mary Floyd*
John Packard100
As a Gift For

E G Lund Family100
In Honor Of

Lucy Berman's Clients2,500
Lynn Radzilowski*
Jill, Scott, Polly, Hayley, Jake & Garrett1,200
Marilyn Sutorius300
Organizations

Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk25,907
Sponsors of Moonlight Run:
    Palo Alto Medical Foundation10,000
    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation5,000
    Stanford Federal Credit Union5,000
    Palantir5,000
    DeLeon Realty5,000
    Lakin Spears2,000
    Bank of the West1,000
Harrell Remodeling*
Alta Mesa Cemetery & Funeral Home1,800
Attorney Susan Dondershine200
Good Bear and Co. Charitable Fund5,000
Bleibler Properties LLC500
deLemos Properties300
Carl King/Mayfield Mortgage*

Apply for a Holiday Fund Grant

Nonprofits serving children and families may apply for funds by downloading our Grant Application Guidelines and Grant Application form. Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. on January 6 2017