Community Grants

Community grants are the largest single component of Palo Alto Rotary’s charitable budget. Local non-profit and educational organizations may apply once a year in early November.  A Grant Guidelines information sheet for 2019-2020, with specific dates, is available on the Rotary website. Community Grants will be awarded at a Rotary Club meeting in March 2020.

The 2019 recipients of Palo Alto Rotary Charitable Community Grants: 
 
Adolescent Counseling Services - $7,000 for mental health and counseling services in support of its Outlet Program, which supports LGBTQ+ youth age 10-25. 
 
Beechwood All Students Matter - $3,500 for the materials needed to construct raised planting beds for each of its 10 classrooms.
 
Environmental Volunteers - $4,500 in support of the EV school program, serving fourth and fifth graders at Los Robles Magnet Academy in East Palo Alto
 
Kara - $5,000 to support its annual Camp Erin weekend grief camp for youth aged 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. 
 
Menlo Atherton Ecology Research Outdoors (MERO) - $10,000 to support after-school science program for English Language Learners at Menlo-Atherton High School.
 
Pacific Art League - $10,000 for development of “DREAMS” (design, reading, engineering, art, math, science,) a pilot after-school design-based arts program in the Ravenswood City School District.
 
Ravenswood Education Foundation (Fund a Need) - $10,000 to provide coats, uniforms and other clothing to homeless students in the Ravenswood City School District. 
 
Rebuilding Together -$10,000 to support it’s Safe at Home program, which makes needed repairs and home safety modifications for low-income homeowners in East Palo Alto - the majority are seniors with limited fixed income
 
Stanford Jazz Workshop - $5,000 to support after-school music education program for middle school students in the Ravenswood City School District.