Community Organizations

Below are links to the websites of various community organizations working in partnership with the Town.

Atherton Now

The Atherton-Now Building Campaign Committee raises funds for the new Civic Center project from private citizens, local groups, foundations and the community at large. View their website at:

Twitter: #AthertonCivicCenter

Atherton Disaster and Preparedness Team (ADAPT)


An all-volunteer group of concerned Atherton residents formed to collaborate with town officials, Menlo Park Fire, Atherton Police and other professional emergency responders and the California State “Get Ready” and FEMA’s/US Citizens’ Corps' programs to help educate, communicate with and aid fellow Athertonians in preparing for major emergencies and natural disasters. ADAPT is a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization #27-4995813 (Federal and California Registration).

Twitter: #AthertonPreparedness

Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation

The Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation is a non-profit organization formed in 1968 whose mission is to raise funds for the capital improvement of Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton. Their purpose is to fund and sponsor activities to enhance use of the park by Atherton residents, as well as to fund and sponsor other charitable and educational activities to promote awareness of the park.

Twitter: #AthertonHPP

Friends of the Atherton Library

The Friends of the Atherton Library support the Atherton Library through fundraising efforts. The Friends meet at the Library each 2nd Wednesday at 9 am. 

Atherton Arts Foundation

The mission of the Atherton Arts Foundation is to promote an appreciation for the arts and to foster a greater degree of community support and participation. The Atherton Arts Foundation is a California 501(c)3 charitable corporation.

Atherton Heritage Association

The Atherton Heritage Association preserves, displays, organizes and researches materials on the Town of Atherton, the residents and the properties. The Heritage Room is located at the Atherton Town Hall. Hours are Tuesdays from 10 until noon. Volunteers are welcomed!

Atherton Police Activities League

The Atherton Police Activities League (PAL) was started in 1972 to support the community through various athletic and youth-assistance programs. Over the last 20+ years the PAL has donated over $290,000 to local high schools for college scholarships and other contributions to youth based programs. For more information on how to donate to the PAL's 501 (c)(3) contact Jennifer Frew at | 650.752.0503.