While informing and educating are two aspects of our mission, connecting with and serving our community are core tenets as well.
In the past, the Palo Alto Institute has provided support to innovative organizations through its grant program. Palo Alto Institute grant recipients all share our mission of changing lives by changing the way people think. Grant recipients include: Backlight Media’s Fearless Genius project, BATS Improv, the National Organization of Rare Diseases, The Genetic Alliance and the Stanford Institute of Design (d.School).
PALO ALTO FARM SHOP
In 2009, when the economy was hitting bottom, we started and sponsored an Open Mic in downtown Palo Alto, bringing musicians and performers together with audiences hungry for inexpensive, local entertainment. In 2010, when the city of Palo Alto cut the budget for the downtown farmers market, the Palo Alto FarmShop, we stepped in and provided the funds to keep it alive.