EIN 94-2382459

Palo Alto Art Center Foundation

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The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation expands the reach and impact of the Palo Alto Art Center through fundraising and advocacy. It runs Cultural Kaleidoscope, an arts education program that pairs artists with K-5 classrooms in Palo Alto Unified School District and East Palo Alto's Ravenswood School District, offering ten residencies each year. Additionally, it hosts unique events such as the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, a collaboration with the Bay Area Glass Institute, which serves glass artists from throughout the region. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation is located in Palo Alto, CA.
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Program areas at Palo Alto Art Center Foundation

Direct support of the Palo Alto Art Center: the paacf achieves its primary mission by directly supporting the programs and goals of the Palo Alto Art Center. This direct support covers five program areas: children's fine Art, adult studio classes, exhibitions, project look! (an inquiry based museum education program for school children from throughout the region), and the Art Center's volunteer program
1. Cultural kaleidoscope is an arts education program that pairs artists with k-5 classrooms in Palo Alto unified school district and east Palo Alto's ravenswood school district. There are ten residencies each year, each of which pairs a visual artist with a classroom from each district, thereby encouraging collaborative Art making between students from two neighboring communities that have significant disparities in cultural and economic makeup. The program culminates in a public exhibition of student artwork at the Palo Alto Art Center. 2. The studio sale serves a unique and highly distinguished group of artists working in a range of disciplines, including jewelry design, ceramics and textiles.
Events, including great glass pumpkin patch, a collaboration with the bay area glass institute, is a unique program that serves glass artists from throughout the region. A four-day exhibition of thousands of glass pumpkins serves as the basis for project look! Tours for local school children, and a two-day sale generates substantial revenue for the artists involved and both partner organizations. This activity was suspended during the pandemic.

Who funds Palo Alto Art Center Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)Arts & Culture$89,600
Schwab Charitable FundArts, Culture & Humanities$54,917
The Palo Alto Community FundGeneral Operating Support$40,000
...and 14 more grants received

Personnel at Palo Alto Art Center Foundation

Judy DavidDirector , Vice President$0
Karen KwanDirector of Development$117,563
Karen KienzleDirector of / Manager Community Services Senior Program
Paige SweetinFundraising Operations Manager
Jason StorkTreasurer$0
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for Palo Alto Art Center Foundation

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$964,931
Program services$100,092
Investment income and dividends$4,945
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$1,069,968

Form 990s for Palo Alto Art Center Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-15990View PDF
2020-062021-05-20990View PDF
2019-062020-08-20990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
2017-062018-09-12990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 7, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 30, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
May 25, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
May 5, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $6,850 from Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
November 14, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
MembershipsState / local levelCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
1313 Newell Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Metro area
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara County, CA
Website URL
(650) 329-2366
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A40: Visual Art Organizations, Services
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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