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 Civic Interest League (ACIL)

The Atherton Civic Interest League (ACIL) is a community-based, non-profit organization that strives to improve the quality of life in Atherton. Founded by Civic Leaders in 1946, many prominent Atherton residents have served on the ACIL’s Board of Directors.

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

Atherton Dames

The Atherton Dames are a group of women that dedicate their time and talents to support local Holbrook-Palmer Park. They plan events throughout the year and bring the community together. If you would like to take a closer look at the Atherton Dames please click visit their website at New members are welcome!

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

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!