Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders


256 pageviews

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion, Women, Womens Service Clubs

Mission: The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula, Inc. (JLPA•MP) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The JLPA•MP invites women over the age of 21 of all backgrounds including, but not limited to, race, national origin, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion/beliefs, ability and sexual orientation who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism to join our League. The JLPA•MP understands that the impact and integrity of our work will thrive when our members can express their whole selves while living our mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities. Our focus area is empowering girls to STEAM leaders of tomorrow.

Results: Since our founding in 1965, the JLPA•MP has supported more than 94 community service projects, awarded grants to nearly 200 area nonprofit organizations and contributed thousands of volunteer hours to our community.

Target demographics: promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Geographic areas served: San Francisco Peninsula – The JLPA•MP serves the Peninsula communities of Atherton, Belmont, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, Stanford, Sunnyvale and Woodside.

Programs: Creating, funding and staffing projects that address critical community needs. Granting local nonprofits seed monies to support their work. Partnering with local nonprofits to provide well-trained volunteers for community events such as Rebuilding Together Day and the annual Pancake Breakfast with the Menlo Park Firefighters. Offering legislative support to community agencies whose causes support our mission.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

Junior League of Palo Alto, Mid-Peninsula empowers women to be the drivers of change by using effective action and promoting volunteerism. As a member of JLPA-MP, I've been fortunate to be part of an organization that truly makes a difference in the lives of members as well as the community. Volunteering with the JLPA-MP has allowed me to strengthen my current skills & develop new skills that I may not have had the chance to develop in my career. I feel like I am giving back to my community & that our impact is improving lives in the local community. It is a privilege to be a member of an organization that is creating stronger more empowered women and in doing so, building stronger, better communities.


Client Served

Rating: 5

The Junior League granted the nonprofit I work for (Mission Hospice & Home Care) $5,000 to enhance our outreach to the Latino community, which has been historically underserved by the health care system. The grant enabled us to translate and print key outreach materials into Spanish, including our brochures and family information packets. Mission Hospice is a local, independent nonprofit founded in 1979, and we rely on community support to help us ensure that everyone has access to quality, compassionate end-of-life care, regardless of their insurance coverage or ability to pay.