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Palo Alto Community Fund (PACF) Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits to Improve
the Quality of Life in Eligible Regions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Palo Alto Community Fund (PACF)

Deadline Date:

01/15/21 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $20,000 to California nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in local regions. Funding is intended for operational support to organizations that serve the community. Key areas of focus include: helping families, uplifting the vulnerable, enhancing community life for everyone, and improving education opportunities. Eligible organizations serve the communities of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park.

The Palo Alto Community Fund (PACF) focuses on the unique needs of the community and channels charitable giving of local donors to effective organizations that improve the quality of life for everyone in the community. 

Grants are for general operating support based on the philosophy of Trust Based Philanthropy.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166978

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants typically range from $5,000 to $20,000.

Term of Contract:

One year of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who May Apply
PACF supports charitable nonprofit organizations whose programs serve the communities of the Palo Alto area, East Palo Alto, or Menlo Park.

Who May Not Apply
PACF does not consider funding requests for fundraising events, endowment funds, capital and endowment campaigns, political or religious activities, deficit funding or cash reserves, for-profit schools, or basic research programs.

Organizations applying through a fiscal agent should contact the executive director of the Fund to discuss whether additional information may be required.

Pre-Application Information:

- Completed applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021.
- Zoom interviews (about 20-30 minutes) will be conducted between January 15 and February 12, 2021.
- Applicants will be notified by mid-May 2021.

Contact Information:

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


Palo Alto Community Fund
Lisa Van Dusen
Executive Director
PO Box 50634
Palo Alto, CA

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Geographic Focus:

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

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