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News - April 29, 2011


Holiday Fund recipients awarded $232K in grants

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

— Karla Kane


Posted by Friends of the PA Junior Museum & Zoo, a resident of Community Center
on Apr 26, 2011 at 10:40 am

Thank you to the Palo Alto Weekly and all donors of the Holiday Fund! We are honored to have been awarded a grant alongside so many wonderful community organizations.

Posted by Chales Halterman, DDS, MA, a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I am a pediatric dentist and have been a dentist for over 40 years. Ravenswood Family Helath Center is in East Palo Alto and provides dental services for people in that community.
At least 90% of dental decay for toddlers, children and teens can be eliminated. Education for these children and teens is the key.
The dental decay rate for toddlers and children in this community is very high. It would be desirable for children and teens in this community to be provided with preventive services.

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