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Nothing is more important than a good teacher.
– 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 HAS ARRIVED.

This Giving Tuesday,
we have a Matching Challenge!

EPAK's all-volunteer board members have pooled together a $6,000.00 #GivingTuesday Matching Grant. Every $1 from new donors will have double the impact.

We are grateful for you! Thank you!



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5 days ago
GIVING TUESDAY HAS ARRIVED.This Giving Tuesday,
we have a Matching Challenge!EPAKs all-volunteer board members have pooled together a $6,000.00 #GivingTuesday Matching Grant. Every $1 from new donors will have double the impact.
We are grateful for you! Thank you!https://epak.org/5946-2/#GivingTuesday @givingtuesday

ONE MORE DAY TO GO.

This Giving Tuesday, (November 29, 2022)
we have a Matching Challenge!

EPAK's all-volunteer board members have pooled together a $6,000.00 #GivingTuesday Matching Grant. Every $1 from new donors will have double the impact.

We are grateful for you! Thank you!



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ONE MORE DAY TO GO.This Giving Tuesday, (November 29, 2022)
we have a Matching Challenge!EPAKs all-volunteer board members have pooled together a $6,000.00 #GivingTuesday Matching Grant. Every $1 from new donors will have double the impact.We are grateful for you! Thank you!https://epak.org/5946-2/#GivingTuesday GivingTuesday

Here at EPAK we have so much to be grateful for- educators, students, & of course our donors! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday & thank you from all of us at EPAK 🍂🧡 ... See MoreSee Less

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Here at EPAK we have so much to be grateful for- educators, students, & of course our donors! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday & thank you from all of us at EPAK 🍂🧡

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Giving Tuesday is coming! We’d love your support ❤️

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We are looking forward to Giving Tuesday this November - what will be your impact? ❤️

No tricks here- 11 days until Halloween! Treat an East Palo Alto teacher to an EPAK Grant today 🎃
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1 month ago
No tricks here- 11 days until Halloween! Treat an East Palo Alto teacher to an EPAK Grant today 🎃
epak.org/donate