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13 Grantees!




The Palo Alto Community Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to grow, sustain, and use its endowment to improve the quality of life in our community. The Fund supports the work of new and existing nonprofit organizations serving the greater Palo Alto area.

Since it was founded in 1979, the Fund has made 515 nonprofit grants to over 181 organizations totaling $2.9M. The endowment of funds ensures that we will be able to continue to support nonprofits which enrich the lives of surrounding communities for years to come.

This site contains a wealth of information about us, our grantmaking, and ways to support what we do. 2013 Grantees. Tax information form 990.

Read our Newsletters for more information about us. View our ad which in appeared in the Palo Alto Weekly on April 4, 2008 and thanked our donors. Our most recent Palo Alto Weekly ad was November 6, 2009.

Download a one page Flier about PACF. Keep in Touch with PACF and our nonprofits.

Read our Mission Statement.



Grants are given once each year. The 2014 grant application is now available.

On Wednesday, September18, 2013, PACF hosted a reception to thank donors, honor 2013 grant recipients and celebrate the success of our fundraising campaign, FUNDING OUR FUTURE.



Kay Sprinkel Grace workshop, "Fundraising With Your Board", June 8, 2009. Video




Palo Alto Community Fund | PO Box 50634 | Palo Alto, CA 94303 | PH 650.690.0370 | CONTACT

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