photo by Barbara Reid

The East Palo Alto Kids Foundation (EPAK) is a community-based, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to promote educational opportunities and academic success for students in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park by providing educator micro grants directly to teachers in the classroom.

EPAK Day Highlights Students and Teachers at East Palo Alto Academy

- Thursday, May 19, 2006: EPAK donors, volunteers and board members were treated to a chat with the principal, classroom tours, student presentations, and individual teacher and student accounts about the impact EPAK grants have made on their school. This video gives a glimpse into this inspirational high school, one of the eleven schools supported by EPAK.

New Donor Matching Grant – SV Gives 2016

UPDATE: Thank you to the dozens of new donors and everyone who gave on SVGives Day 2016. We were able to raise awareness about EPAK in the community, and fund an entire round of grants at one school!

Silicon Valley Gives is May 3, 2016. This online fundraising event features nonprofits throughout Silicon Valley.

A new donor matching grant from the Melvin and Geraldine Hoven Foundation will double all donations from new EPAK donors, so spread the word to everyone in your contact list! They can schedule their donation now on our SVGives page. You don’t need to wait until May 3 to participate in this match.

Thanks for supporting teachers on Teacher Appreciation Day, with EPAK!


Learn more about the foundation and hear about different ways you can get involved through volunteer or board member opportunities. Please join us for the new volunteer recruitment event and bring a friend on Monday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. at Willow Oaks Elementary School, 620 Willow Road, Menlo Park.

Spring 2016 Newsletter
Mercury News Wishbook 2015

The Magic of a New Book
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Philanthropist Stewart Explains Support for EPAK
Annual Report 2014-15
EPAK’s 20th Anniversary Video

EPAK is proud to celebrate 20 years of service to the students and teachers of East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park. Click on this video link to hear how EPAK got started and the values that have guided our work and allowed us to be successful for 20 years. Our all-volunteer board has read over 5,000 grant applications and awarded more than $2 million dollars to dedicated teachers, thanks to the continuing support of our donors.

EPAK featured in recent Palo Alto Online article and video
See and hear about the impact EPAK has made on teachers and students at the East Palo Alto Charter School.