Nonprofit organizations

Menlo Park Kiwanis Club makes donations to three local charities.

In an effort to help people hit hardest by COVID-19, the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announced today they have made donations of $5,000 each to Saint Francis Center, Saint Anthony Padua Dining Room and Generations United. Each of these organizations are dedicated to supporting the residents of North Fair Oaks and the surrounding area. The […]

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Atherton residents Steph and Ayesha Curry’s foundation teams up with World Central Kitchen

Today, Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s foundation, Eat. Learn. Play. formally announced its partnership with Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen in the Oakland community. The two organizations have come together to prepare nutritious meals for many of Oakland’s most vulnerable residents, including elderly and the homeless populations, as well as low-income families most at risk. […]

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative commits $25 million to speed development of COVID-19 treatments

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is committing $25 million to the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator — a global effort to help speed the development of treatments for COVID-19. In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard, CZI’s investment will support efforts to identify and assess potentially promising therapies for COVID-19, expedite their […]

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COVID-19 clinical testing expanded thanks to collaboration of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, CZI and UCSF

Supported by an executive order from California Governor Gavin Newsom, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), and UC San Francisco (UCSF) are helping frontline healthcare facilities and local authorities better fight the COVID-19 pandemic, using their capabilities to increase the volume of local clinical testing. UCSF’s goal is to achieve […]

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School may be closed but M-A Foundation’s online auction is open

Menlo-Atherton High School’s annual online auction to raise funds for M-A Foundation for the Future is going on today, March 15, through Sunday, March 22. The M-A Foundation provides a wide range of educational services and programs to students. The high school serves a diverse 3,000 student body and has one of the most rigorous […]

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Viewpoint: Four ways you can be a helper amidst COVID-19 crisis

A lot of us remember when Fred Rogers was asked what to do when a big, scary, event came upon us. His response was, “Look for the helpers.” Now those of us who are able need to “be the helpers.” When institutions in our society begin to get overwhelmed and shut down (this is already […]

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Second Harvest Food Bank launches COVID-19 Fund for Feeding Families

Second Harvest Food Bank announced today that Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and fiancé Tom Bernthal are donating $1 million to Second Harvest to help feed local families impacted by COVID-19. They are working with Second Harvest to launch the COVID-19 Fund for Feeding Families along with tech leaders John and Eileen Donahoe, Mike Schroepfer and Erin Hoffmann, and […]

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Sculptor Oleg Lobykin to appear at fundraiser for Menlo Park Public Art

As part of the fundraising efforts of the new, non-profit Menlo Park Public Art, local sculptor Oleg Lobykin will appear at Art Ventures Gallery in downtown Menlo Park on Thursday, March 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. One part of the event is to raise money to put Oleg’s sculpture, Talking Heads, in Fremont Park. The […]

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Bloom watch begins before winter ends at Filoli

Each week, Filoli’s Head of Horticulture, Jim Salyards scouts the garden for amazing blooms. Here’s what’s happening now through March 15, according to Jim. Note: the photos by Robb Most were taken on February 26. “The spring garden is definitely waking up, with tulip foliage emerging out of the ground, buds swelling on the spring-flowering […]

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Aspiring choreographer Da’Mauria Brown selected Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula 2020 Youth of the Year Representative

Da’Mauria Brown was recently selected as the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula 2020 Youth of the Year Representative, and she will move on to the BGCA California regional competition in March. Da’Mauria Brown is a senior at East Palo Alto Academy and has been a BGCP member since 2008. At BGCP, Da’Mauria is […]

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative opens CZI Community Space for use by local non-profits

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is opening CZI Community Space in downtown Redwood City, offering free meeting and event space to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in and serving San Mateo County, where CZI is based, as well as Redwood City and San Mateo County government agencies. “Our mission at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is to […]

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