We've all watched in horror as the devastating fires in northern and southern California have destroyed whole communities. If you are moved to help the victims in Butte County, and the Thousand Oaks and Malibu areas of Los Angeles County, we recommend the following fire relief funds of the local community foundations.

Local non-profits bring us together

There is an impressive group of non-profit organizations working in our community. We've compiled a list.

Take a Look!

2015-01-21, 02:51

The Woodside Community Foundation provides an avenue for residents to contribute to local interests through a group that is familiar with the community.

Rick DeBenedetti, WCF Board member
  • All in the Family

    Volunteerism runs deep with the Patrick family

    Growing up, local architect Stevan Patrick (pictured with Eagle Scout J.B. Pellegrin) learned early about the concept of giving back to one's community from watching his Dad. His father, also an architect and one who apprenticed with Frank Lloyd Wright, moved to Woodside before it was even a town. Serving as an early Town Council member, the elder Mr. Patrick put in his time serving his community as a dedicated and revered Town leader.

    All in the Family

    Kathi Dancer and the Woodside Junior Riders

    At 6 years old, Kathi Dancer and her younger sisters began riding with the Woodside Junior Rider (WJR) program at the Kiely Equestrian Center in Woodside. Years later, when her own children were old enough, Kathi's children rode with the program too. In 1999, after more than 40 years of running Woodside Junior Riders humbly, quietly, and entirely by herself, Ursula Eisenhut decided it was time to pass the baton.

    Rob Flint

    The Big Bad Barn Dance!

    Rob Flint kicked up his heels

    WCF Board Member Emeritus Rob Flint kicked up his heels with Adoph Rosekrans and Jill Daly at the Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks' Big Bad Barn Dance on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

    The event took place at Woodside's historic Folger Stable.

    Grant Project

    Community Grant Winners

    Woodside Day of Giving, May 12, 2018

    The Woodside Community Foundation's Board of Directors was delighted by the response to its first call for Community Grant Projects. The range and depth of great causes was truly impressive, leaving the Board looking for ways to provide more support to all these great projects.

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The Foundation took care of all the record keeping details of the Landscape Fund’s receipts and disbursements, and wrote acknowledgements for each donation. This was absolutely invaluable over the two years of fund raising for the horse sculptures from seventy-four donors.

Peggie MacLeod, Woodside Landscape Committee Fund