Nonprofit organizations

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces opening of grant applications for 2020

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced the opening of the 2020 CZI Community Fund, a funding opportunity for Bay Area organizations addressing the most critical needs in their communities. Organizations must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, have a valid fiscal agent or sponsor that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) […]

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Capturing the fun of the Horse and Hound event at Menlo Charity Horse Show

InMenlo Contributing photographer Jules Appleby captured the fun of the Horse and Hound event yesterday at the Menlo Charity Horse Show. Emails Jules: “The winning rider was Natalie Gerst riding Philadelphia (right) with her winning canine companion Bilbo Baggins pictured jumping with Michelle Louis the handler (second from bottom).” The bottom photo shows Bilbo Baggins […]

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Equestrian Diann Lewis dons volunteer cap for 49th annual Menlo Charity Horse Show

For the past 10 years, Menlo Park resident Diann Lewis has volunteered at the Menlo Charity Horse Show, which starts today at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, overseeing some of the food served at the Sponsor Tent. “I rode with a couple people on the show committee, and my daughter Amy competed at the […]

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How Menlo Park combats homelessness from a governmental and non-profit perspective

Editor’s note: As it has done in the past, InMenlo is participating in the S. F. Homeless Project  produced by the San Francisco Chronicle, which is again spotlighting the topic in its editorial coverage this week. Menlo Park is fortunate to have one of the of the lowest homelessness rates in San Mateo County. A […]

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Exploring the art and the land at the Djerassi annual open house

Earlier this month, InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most took part in the one day of the year when the Djerassi Program’s Artists’ Barn and private grounds in Woodside are open to the general public. Those who journeyed to the  580-acre ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains were able to meet the current resident artists, walk the […]

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City of Menlo Park announces grant opportunity for local human services organizations

The City of Menlo Park invites organizations to submit proposals for the FY2019-20 Community Funding Grant Program. The purpose is to provide financial support to local nonprofit agencies whose programs respond to the human service needs of Menlo Park residents. This funding intent is to subsidize the recipient agency, not be the sole support of […]

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Maria Fadiman returns to her roots with a story telling performance

Maria Fadiman is returning to her Menlo Park roots in a story telling performance set for August 3. “It’s about about my experience of being a National Geographic Explorer, researching around the world and being a self-proclaimed cool tough person! “Then I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder (reaction to mold) and my world collapsed around […]

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Marty Tenenbaum’s Cancer Commons provides help from a patient’s perspective

Marty Tenenbaum walked out of the Menlo Medical Clinic dazed. He’d just been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma and given just months to live. That was in 1998. In his search for medical treatment options, the doctors he consulted had different advice, but all agreed his condition was dire. “I got into a clinical trial,” the […]

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POST offers Jim Caldwell poster of Tunitas Creek Beach painting

Emails artist (and architect) Jim Caldwell: “This beach is a coastal gem: an expansive one-mile stretch of beach framed by iconic steep cliffs at the intersection of Tunitas Creek and Highway 1, south of Half Moon Bay. “Unfortunately, the beach experienced significant degradation in recent years. It became popular via social media as a place […]

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Windrider Bay Area Film Forum celebrates its 10th anniversary this June

The Windrider Bay Area Film Forum returns this month, celebrating 10 years of bringing thoughtful films followed by Q & A sessions to the Peninsula. New this year is series of receptions before and after each evening’s program with the goal of linking the issues covered on screen with local organizations taking action on the same issues. […]

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Share your spark: How Spark Program helps middle school students

Recently, Spark Program hosted the Share Your Spark event at Facebook in Menlo Park. Share Your Spark is a celebration of learning and community where students and mentors participating in Spark’s mentorship program showcase their career and interest-driven projects in a science-fair style setting. Projects ranged from building drones, to self-walking programmable LED smart shoes, […]

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