Over $385,000 in grants was awarded to 42 nonprofit organizations in the greater Palo Alto area by the Palo Alto Community Fund (PACF) earlier this month, according to a June 2 press release.
Although all different in mission and methods, each nonprofit was recognized for its dedication to providing services and programs to various community members.
Art programs for elementary school children created by the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, swimming lessons for underprivileged children at the Belle Haven pool in East Menlo Park hosted by Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation, and health assistance for seniors provided by Palo Alto-based Avenidas are just a few of the programs that received grants from PACF to aid in the continuing efforts of bettering the livelihoods of community members. The complete list of grant recipients can be found here.
Grants ranged from $5,000 to $12,500 in categories, including arts and culture; community development and social services; education; environment; health, mental health, and disabilities; housing and nutrition; senior services; and youth and families.
PACF Co-President Mandy Lowell commended those who received grants in a statement, stating that the 42 chosen nonprofits not only enrich lives but also strengthen the community.
Grants were funded from contributions from the David and Lucile Packard foundation, as well as other local residents.
For more information, call PACF Executive Director Cammie Vail at 650-690-0370.