Facebook Local Community Fund

Grants for non-profits serving Belle Haven and East Palo Alto

Program Details


Grants of up to $10,000 are available for non-profit programs serving Belle Haven and East Palo Alto.


All organizations that meet the following criteria are welcome to apply:

  • 501(c)(3) non-profits with a history of proven success in providing services to the Belle Haven community.
  • 501(c)(3) non-profits with a history of measurable success providing services to the East Palo Alto community. Programs that emphasize enrichment and STEM that serve older youth are strongly urged to apply.

Please note:

  • This year we are looking to support small, grassroots programs that have a big impact, and preference will be given to agencies with an annual budget of $1 million or less.
  • An organization may apply for one grant each cycle. For example, please do not apply for a grant in Belle Haven and another one in East Palo Alto.
  • If the Facebook Local Community Fund has funded your organization in the past and you would like to apply again, please provide an overview of the results of the most recent grant in 500 words or less. (This overview can be uploaded with the online application if it has not been previously submitted.)
  • Public agencies and schools are not eligible. Nonprofits working on a school campus are eligible.

Submit your application by June 15, 2018. Grantees will be notified by August 1, 2018. Applications are reviewed by the advisory board of the Facebook Local Community Fund.


Please follow these steps in order to apply:

  1. Click here to visit the online application portal. (Portal is closed.)
  2. Create a login account.
  3. Complete the online application. Please note you can save a draft of your application and return at a later time before officially submitting it.

Review Committee

Applications are reviewed by the advisory board of the Facebook Local Community Fund, which includes Facebook staff and city council members of Menlo Park and East Palo Alto.

Applications due

June 15, 2018



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“From our perspective, this is a local community fund designated to further develop our relationships with our neighbors. Feeding this fund with $500,000 will allow us to begin the process of working towards an understanding of what the needs are in the community.”

– Susan Gonzales, Facebook’s head of community engagement