Nonprofit organizations

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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Hillview Service Team 5th annual Relay for Life slated for May 31

Last year more than 300 students raised over $90,000 for the American Cancer Society walking the track at this evening event. This year’s Relay for Life takes place on Friday, May 31, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. You can support the Hillview student community in their mission to fund cancer research by donating to the […]

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Atherton teen meets high fashion to fight arthritis

If you’re looking for high school sophomore Noah Van Horne, you might look on a basketball court, in front of a chess board, or playing with his family’s dog – probably not at an exclusive fashion show for the San Francisco’s glittering high society. But that is just where Noah will be on Friday, May […]

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“Nests: Patterns from Nature” by W. Gary Smith on display at Filoli

Artist and landscape artist W. Gary Smith says his mission is simple – creating meaningful encounters between people, plants, and the natural world. That is much on display at an environmental art exhibition currently on exhibit at Filoli in Woodside through November 10. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most wandered Filoli’s grounds to capture the myriad […]

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2019 GAIA Global Citizen Awards have a decidedly local angle

Laurie Hunter and the HRH Foundation received the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) Global Citizen Award on May 10 at a reception held on the 61st floor of the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco. The award is given annually to recognize exceptional individuals and institutions who have made extraordinary contributions to GAIA and global efforts to […]

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Children’s Champions event at Menlo College benefits at-risk children in the Bay Area

The Wender Weis Foundation for Children (WWFC) is presenting the 6th annual Children’s Champions event on Saturday, May 18, from Noon to 2:00 pm at Menlo College in Atherton. This family-friendly fundraising event benefits at-risk children in the Bay Area. “The kids who attend Children’s Champions will be treated to an afternoon of fun experiences […]

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