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Angels in our midst

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.

Angels in our midst

Jenn Holden (Angel Food Fund) is racing to raise the funds needed to provide temporary housing for a couple who lost everything in the Paradise Fire.

Methuselah Project

ann100In a recent conversation crackling with excitement, Ann McCormick said, "This tree really means a lot to a lot of people. Everyone wants to help with this project. It's just so gratifying." And thus Ann finds herself in a brand new role — the Pied Piper of the Methuselah Tree Project.

Kiely Judging Stand

BoyScoutsEmblemLook for the new judging stand at Kiely Equestrian Center. It's the work of J.B. Pellegrin for his Eagle Scout Project which was funded by one of our recent community grants. It's now completed and we think you'll agree that it's a beautiful new asset to the Woodside community.

Friends event

Friends MarkThe Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks, one of the foundation's community grant recipients, used their grant to purchase equipment aimed at broadening the impact of their beloved educational programs.

Woodside Landscape Committee 2017 Update

The Woodside Landscape Committee started Woodside’s first Ecological Restoration project in the fall of 2015 – the replanting of local native grasses and wildflowers on Village Hill.

WOW raises funds for Woodside Village Church repairs

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in June, the recently formed Friends of the Woodside Village Church kicked off an energetic new effort to raise much-needed funds for repairs and deferred maintenance of the Town's historic Village Church.

Village Hill Ecological Restoration Project Update

Several months ago, the Woodside Landscape Committee kicked off an important new ecological restoration project in Town with the replanting of a variety of local native grasses and wildflowers on Village Hill.

August 19, 2015

When Spring and Sprite were installed on Village Hill in 2011, the sculptor, Veryl Goodnight said to wash them once a year.

Beauty is in the eye of the photographer

Many of the beautiful Woodside photos contained on our new website were taken by Foundation Board member Jim Milton. Here's what Jim has to say about picture taking and community involvement...


Angels are all around us

A few months ago, I received a text from a person that I didn’t know. Someone that I  once helped with food had shared my number. The message said that they were a family of 5 living in Daly City, and that they were really low on food for that month.

Woodside Community Museum

A centerpiece of the Town of Woodside

Freshly painted, newly relocated and carefully restored to its original humble glory, the old Mathisen farmhouse has taken on its new role as a local history museum.

The Town's gathering place

In 2001, parents came together to solve a major problem in Town. While Woodside is home to many beautiful trails and two County Parks, at that time the only field space available for local sports teams was on the site of Woodside Elementary School.