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Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund Grant

Grants to Palo Alto Area, California Nonprofits
for Programs Serving Children and Families

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

02/05/18 11:59 PM Receipt by email


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Grants ranging from $500 to $25,000 to Palo Alto Area, California nonprofit organizations for programs serving local families and children. Preliminary applications are due January 5, 2018. Funds are available for program support, child care capital grants, and long-term support.

The Holiday Fund desires to support not only organizations that are providing services to families and children “in crisis,” but also groups that are engaged in efforts to strengthen families, neighborhoods, and community, and that might be considered preventative in nature.

The Foundation prefers to fund organizations that serve a great many people rather than provide intensive service to very few, and where support can make a significant impact.

Types of Grants:
- Program support grants (generally $500 - $10,000).
- Child care capital grants ($500 - $10,000), providing non-profit child care centers and preschools funds to improve playgrounds, acquire equipment or renovate facilities.
- Multi-year renewable grants ($15,000 - $25,000 per year for up to three years) in support of new program initiatives. Only one or two of these grants, if any, will be made.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166730

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Program and Child Care Capital Grants: $500 - $10,000.
Multi-Year Renewable Grants: $15,000 - $25,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year grants of up to 3 years are available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants must be made to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations in the Palo Alto area.

Although not restricted as such, the Holiday Fund prefers to fund organizations with budgets less than $3 million that are based in Palo Alto, Menlo Park or East Palo Alto and whose sole focus is that region.

Pre-Application Information:

Requests for funding should be initiated by completing the one-page application form. The submission by email deadline is 11:59 PM on January 5, 2018.

On or before Monday, January 22, 2018, all applicants will be advised whether or not they have been selected for full review. It is anticipated that approximately 50 organizations will be chosen as semi-finalists and be asked to submit additional information.

For the semi-finalists, a full grant application will be due by Monday, February 5, 2018.

Announcement off final grant recipients will be made by Friday, March 23, 2018, and a reception
for all grantees and donors will be held on Monday, April 23, 2018, at which time checks will be

See Supporting Documents to download the application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications to:

Bill Johnson

Palo Alto Weekly
450 Cambridge Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Palo Alto, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto