Funding raised by the community supports local nonprofits
Grants totaling $232,000 were awarded to 44 local nonprofits Monday (April 25) thanks to donations raised by the 17th annual Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund Drive.
Donors numbering 430, plus support from the David and Lucile Packard, William and Flora Hewlett and Perry & Arrillaga Family foundations, raised funds for programs supporting local youths and families.
Grantees include Environmental Volunteers, which received $3,000 to support volunteer staffing at Baylands Interpretive Center, and Youth Community Service, which received $7,500 to support camp scholarships and service clubs at eight local schools, among other programs.
At the honorees reception Monday evening, speakers included Alison Cormack of the Palo Alto Library Foundation, which received $17,500 as the second part of a three-year grant to fund books and furniture for the new Mitchell Park Library.
Other speakers included East Palo Alto Kids Foundation board member Lou Pelosi, Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Director Joe Tuohy and Palo Alto Family YMCA Senior Program Director Danny Koba, each of whose organizations received $5,000 grants.
A complete list of recipients is available on www.PaloAltoOnline.com.