Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

Many thanks for your support of the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 19 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has raised and given away more than $4 million to local nonprofit organizations with programs serving children and families. With the support of matching grants from the Packard and Hewlett Foundations and other generous donors, the Holiday Fund leverages hundreds of small donations into grants to local agencies that apply for funding each year. The Palo Alto Weekly and Silicon Valley Community Foundation absorb all the costs of the Holiday Fund, so 100% of the money raised will be distributed with no administrative expenses deducted.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a comprehensive center of philanthropy, serves as a catalyst and leader for innovative solutions to our region’s most challenging problems. Through the generosity of individual and corporate donors, SVCF is the largest funder of Bay Area nonprofit organizations and gives more money to charities than any other community foundation in the United States. SVCF has approximately $6 billion in assets under management. It provides thousands of individuals, families and corporations with simple and effective ways to give locally and around the world. 

Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Federal Tax I.D. 20-5205488.

Please noteAll donors and their gift amounts will be published in the Palo Alto Weekly unless the following is indicated in the “special instructions field” on the PayPal donation review page.

  • ­ I wish to contribute anonymously
  • ­ Please withhold the amount of my contribution

If you have any questions, contact us at or 650.450.5444

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