Junior League of
Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula, Inc.

Advancing women's leadership for meaningful community impact since 1965

The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula has supported 94 community projects, awarded grants to more than 200 local nonprofits, contributed thousands of volunteer hours to our community and trained generations of peninsula women who have gone on to serve on nonprofit boards and found their own nonprofit organizations.

Over the years, we’ve played a key role in starting several local nonprofits including:
• The Tech Museum of Innovation
• Daybreak Shelter
• The Stanford Health Library
• Rebuilding Together Peninsula
• East Palo Alto Charter School
• Rosalie Rendu Center

Community Impact

By providing girls opportunities to explore STEAM (STEM+Art) concepts, we help them increase their confidence and expand their horizons so that they can fully participate in STEAM fields and in our local economy at a higher level. That is why we are empowering girls to be STEAM leaders of tomorrow.

Art in Action

The Art in Action Program provides a high quality, comprehensive K–8 visual arts curriculum to develop students’ critical-thinking skills, creativity, visual literacy, self-esteem, and an appreciation of other cultures.

Community Grants

Responding to critical community needs in our geographic service area. Community grants are available to nonprofit agencies for new programs, capital expenditures and emergency or general operating funds.

Done in a Day Projects

Short, intensive community activities that are typically complete in a single day or weekend. Recent project partners include Canopy, The Princess Project and St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room.

Project STEAM

In partnership with Project READ at the Redwood City Public Library, providing hands-on STEAM activities for girls and their families.

State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC)

With 16 other Junior Leagues of California (representing 8,500+ women voters), CalSPAC:

  • Advocates for legislation in the areas of family support, education, health, violence prevention and human trafficking prevention
  • Educates our members on key legislative issues in these areas
  • Coordinates the exchange of information from our community projects to California’s policy makers

Learn more about CalSPAC and the legislation it has sponsored/cosponsored.

Come Grow With Us

The JLPA•MP is committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities. We understand that the impact and integrity of our work will thrive when our members can express their whole selves while living our mission.

We think our members say it best ...


Meet & Mingle at our Fall Social

Sun, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM The Gatehouse
Interested in learning about and/or joining the Junior League? Join us at our New Member & Transfer Fall Social event to learn all about Junior League culture. Connect with New Members and Transfers and get acquainted with our 2023-2024 calendar…

Meet & Mingle at our After Hours @ The Shop event!

Tue, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM The Shop.
Interested in learning about and/or joining the Junior League? Join us at our After Hours @ The Shop event to meet and mingle with League members and learn about our organization and culture. Established in 1970, The Shop, a JLPA•MP…

Shop for a good cause at The Shop.

The Shop, sells gently used clothing, accessories and household items donated by League members, local retailers and the community at large. Savvy Shoppers know to check here first for designer clothing, handbags, shoes, sparkling crystal, china and gently used home furnishings. Funds raised at The Shop support the JLPA•MP’s projects, services and grants.

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