Nothing is more important than a good teacher.
– Barack Obama

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Increased grant amounts and a special round of funding are helping teachers to meet the challenges of teaching remotely during the pandemic.

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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 2018-2019 we awarded $225,000 in grants.

EPAK funded 400 separate teacher-directed projects across 13 schools in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto

The top three project areas funded by our grants were:


Literacy Initiatives


Science Projects


Special Needs Students

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EPAK Highlights



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Our 2020 Annual Report is now available on our website. Check it out and learn about some of the incredible projects EPAK was able to support this year. Thank you again to all who have contributed and made these grants possible!

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2 months ago

Thank you, First Tech Fed, for the generous $10,000 grant for EPAK! We can’t wait to support all the amazing projects, trips, and experiences for our East Palo Alto teachers and students! 🤗 ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago