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– Barack Obama

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About EPAK

The East Palo Alto Kids Foundation (EPAK) is focused on narrowing the equality gap in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto schools by providing microgrants directly to teachers.

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EPAK’s Focus

Quality education is one of the best investments we can make. 

We trust the experts to know what to do…that’s why we invest in teachers. By providing grants directly to teachers, we’re helping them improve the educational experience of their students.

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EPAK Results

In 2020-2021 we awarded nearly $430,000 in grants.

EPAK funded almost 500 separate teacher-directed projects across 13 schools in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Many of these grants were for distance learning (47.5%) and/or special needs students (16.6%).


The top three project areas funded by our pre-pandemic grants were:

37%


Literacy Initiatives

25%


Science Projects

12%


Special Needs Students

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EPAK Highlights

EPAK’s
difference

Support
teachers

Geography
is not destiny

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Giving Tuesday is here! Your donation to EPAK funds everything from crayons to field trips - directly to teachers in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park.

Any amount from $25-$100 or more provides vital classroom projects, including science goggles, math materials, and more!
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Giving Tuesday is here! Your donation to EPAK funds everything from crayons to field trips - directly to teachers in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park. 

Any amount from $25-$100 or more provides vital classroom projects, including science goggles, math materials, and more! https://epak.org/donate

Giving Tuesday: give now and JUMP start a crucial year of giving. The pandemic created many additional classroom needs and your support is necessary. Give to EPAK here with your gift doubled - dollar-for-dollar! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
Giving Tuesday: give now and JUMP start a crucial year of giving. The pandemic created many additional classroom needs and your support is necessary. Give to EPAK here with your gift doubled - dollar-for-dollar! https://epak.org/donate

EPAK meets teachers and students where they are, and Giving Tuesday is Coming!
One grant recipient said, “Now, more than ever, it is crucial for students to have the tools and to learn the skills necessary to take ownership of their learning and have the confidence to navigate challenges with resilience and excitement. Thank you, EPAK, for making this goal possible.”
Do you Remember the magic of early reading? Help us put books in children’s backpacks. Only $50 could provide an entire class with young reader classics. New donor gifts DOUBLED from now until Giving Tuesday.
Donate today at , #epakorg
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2 weeks ago
EPAK meets teachers and students where they are, and Giving Tuesday is Coming! 
One grant recipient said, “Now, more than ever, it is crucial for students to have the tools and to learn the skills necessary to take ownership of their learning and have the confidence to navigate challenges with resilience and excitement. Thank you, EPAK, for making this goal possible.” 
Do you Remember the magic of early reading? Help us put books in children’s backpacks. Only $50 could provide an entire class with young reader classics. New donor gifts DOUBLED from now until Giving Tuesday. 
Donate today at https://epak.org/donate, #epakorg

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3 weeks ago

Matching Grant Extended!

*Up to $4,000 of Donations from New Donors will be matched by a grant from the EPAK Board, through December 31, 2021.

Help us provide up to grants to classrooms this year!

You can also send a check or money order to us at

East Palo Alto Kids Foundation
P.O. Box 50542
Palo Alto CA 94303


EPAK is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal Tax ID is 77-0359913.