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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:

02/10/20 11:59 PM


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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. A preliminary application is required before submitting a full application. Funds are intended for program support, childcare provision improvements, and long-term renewable support. 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.

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.

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:


Number of Grants:

Only one or two Multi-year renewable grants, if any, will be made.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Program support grants, generally range from $500 to $10,000.

Child care capital grants, range from $500 to $10,000.

Multi-year renewable grants range from $15,000 to $25,000 per year for up to three years.

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All grants must be made to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Multi-year renewable grants will be made one year at a time and renewed based on our evaluation of the program’s progress. Agencies may apply for both regular program grants and for multi-year grants, but separate applications are required.

Although not restricted as such, the Foundation 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
- That serve a great many people rather than provide intensive service to very few
- Where our support can make a significant impact

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is 11:59 PM on Friday, January 10, 2020.

On or about Monday, January 27, 2020, 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 10, 2020.

Announcement off final grant recipients will be made on or about Friday, March 27, 2020, and a reception for all grantees and donors will be held on Monday, April 27, 2020.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications by email to

For more information contact:

Kali Shilo

Bill Johnson

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

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