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Be a part of Family Connections


As a private, nonprofit organization, Family Connections relies on donations and grants from local agencies, businesses and individuals. With your support, whether financial or hands-on, together we can help more low income families give their children the best possible start towards academic and personal success.

Please email Lynette York for IRS 990 information

Family Connections wouldn’t be successful without the tremendous support we receive from a number of service organizations in the Bay Area. Space at two of our sites is provided rent-free, thanks to partnerships with the Ravenswood City School District, and the Sequoia Union High School District.

Additionally, we are grateful to the following corporations, foundations, governments and community-based organizations that have helped Family Connections:  

Atkinson Foundation
American Institute for Research
Bring Me a Book Foundation
Children’s Collaborative Action Team (CCAT)
City of Menlo Park
David D. Bohannon Organization
First 5 San Mateo County
Franklin and Catherine Johnson Foundation
Fremont Bank
Heising-Simons Foundation
Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trust
Kaufman Family Foundation
Palo Alto Community Fund
Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund
Redwood City Rotary Club
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Stanford Graduate School of Business Philanthropy Class
The Campbell Foundation
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation

To enhance our work in the classroom, we collaborate with a number of partners who provide services to our families as well as instruct parents in the classroom. Organizations such as Raising a Reader, Hand in Hand, and the Belle Haven Community School among many others continue to provide needed services to our families to enhance the classroom experience.

“After graduating from Family Connections when my son went to Kindergarten, I helped in the classroom as a teacher’s aid during the art program. I wanted to see his development in the classroom. He was happy to see his Mom there too!”

Margarita Herrera, Family Connections parent and mother of two children 8 and 2.5 years old