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Palo Alto Community Fund (PACF) Grant

Grants to Palo Alto Area, California Nonprofits for Arts,
Health, Education, Environment, and Human Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Palo Alto Community Fund (PACF)

Deadline Date:

02/01/18 5:00 PM PST


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to California nonprofit organizations serving the Palo Alto Area, East Palo Alto, and Menlo Park for programs in the areas of arts and culture, community development and social services, education, environment, health, mental health, disabilities, housing, nutrition, senior services, and youth and families.

The Foundation is seeking programs that:

- Strengthen and enrich the quality of life of individuals and their communities;
- Target community needs; and
- Maximize the impact of grant dollars through collaborative efforts.

Preference will be given to specific, program-related requests (new and existing). Requests for ongoing operating expenses may be considered in compelling circumstances.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166978

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Fund gives grants that range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Term of Contract:

The grants are for 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. Nonprofit organizations, or their subsidiaries, that have received funding for three consecutive years may reapply following a one year’s hiatus.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are due in by February 1, 2018 at 5 p.m., and grantees are announced in mid-May 2018.

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

Grant guidelines:

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Cammie Vail, Executive Director

Palo Alto Community Fund
PO Box 50634
Palo Alto, CA 94303

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Geographic Focus:

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