http://paloaltoonline.com/square/print/2009/04/02/helping-the-helpers


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Helping the helpers

Original post made on Apr 2, 2009

Two Palo Alto city councilmen are working to give local cash-strapped nonprofits a boost, using a new website on which charities can post their needs and reach out to funding organizations.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 27, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Elizabeth Lucchesi
a resident of South of Midtown
on Apr 2, 2009 at 1:30 pm

The Palo Alto Community Fund (PACF) is one stop shopping for high impact, grass roots gifts with all the due diligence done for you by knowledgeable people in your community. With one check, one gift, you can support a variety of outstanding efforts that are meeting many kinds of community needs. As an endowed fund, PACF will continue in perpetuity to be a community resource -- in good times and in bad times. Since its founding in 1979 PACF has awarded $1,656,000 in 357 grants to support local nonprofits that help enrich Palo Alto and its neighboring communities such as East Palo Alto, East Menlo Park and Mountain View by growing and managing its philanthropic endowment (which exceeded $4 million for the first time in 2008). Each year the proceeds of that endowment are awarded through an extensive grantmaking proeess. From education and youth services to arts and cultural endeavors and seniors and the environment, the Fund supports a broad range of diverse causes that improve the quality of life for our local residents. To lean more about the Palo Alto Community Fund or to participate with a gift, please see: www.paloaltocommfund.org or contact Executive Director, Cammie Vail: cammievail@paloaltocommfund.org., 650-450-5581. Elizabeth Lucchesi, PACF Board Member