Community Notebook: Palo Alto Community Fund awards $385K in grants to local nonprofits


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.


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Posted by fcservices
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Jun 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm

Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley (FCS) is thankful for Palo Alto Community Fund's support of our services for survivors of domestic violence. Thanks to this grant, FCS will continue to offer free weekly support groups, one in English and one in Spanish. These groups complement individualized assistance, also offered at no cost, for survivors and their children. For more information about services, please call us: 650.326.6576.

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Posted by Better than Nothing?
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 30, 2016 at 11:55 am

Better than Nothing? is a registered user.

Divided 42 ways, that money will not go very far. Perhaps it would be better to be more selective in choosing recipients, and make a REAL difference by dividing the money in fewer ways.

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