Your Impact

For the last 20 years, we have relied on a vast network of supporters for priceless guidance and crucial investments in our shared mission of building a safer community, while promoting the physical, social and psychological development of our youth.


We invite you to open your heart and to be the person who makes a positive impact in this community by supporting us in developing our youth into productive citizens.


However you choose to give, you inspire San Mateo Police Activities League to continue adapting and providing important and meaningful services to meet the needs of our community.

Ways to Donate

Over the years, thousands of individuals, foundations, and corporations have invested in our shared mission of creating a safer community and keeping our kids on track, in school and out of gangs, jail and away from other troubled behaviors.

San Mateo PAL serves more than 800 children annually and relies on community support to provide hope & help to those youth and their families.

Donate online, or mail a check to 200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA  94403.

There are many ways to donate beyond the traditional financial giving. The San Mateo Police Activities League welcomes community generosity to help support our organization and the PAL kids we serve. Your donations of goods, services and expertise truly make a difference and give our youth the opportunity to experience life changing programs in a safe and supervised environment.

Donation guidelines and questions? We’ll be happy to discuss creative giving options that offer the greatest impact to our PAL kids and meet your philanthropic goals.

Contact us today!

IT'S SO EASY 48 HOUR PICKUP: Give us your info and within 48 hours we’ll pick up your car, truck, boat, RV, trailer, or anything on wheels, even if it’s not running.

NO DMV: There are no upfront costs for you. We handle the DMV paper work and the sale of your vehicle. It’s seriously that easy.

YOUR CAR GOES TO AUCTION: Auction City will market your vehicle to get the best price possible. Your deduction is based on the actual sales price of the vehicle greater than $500.

YOUR CHARITY GETS FUNDS: We transfer the sale funds directly to your charity. We ensure you and your chosen organization get the most bang for your buck.

Please fill out this form online to: Donate a Vehicle

Planned gifts are a wonderful way to show your support of the San Mateo Police Activities League and its mission while accommodating your own personal, finance, estate-planning and philanthropic goals. Every gift helps change lives, one child at a time.

Becoming a San Mateo PAL Legacy Partner, is a meaningful way to convey sympathy to the bereaved, memorialize a loved one, commemorate a special occasion or honor a person’s life and accomplishments. Through wills, trusts, annuities, retirement plans, life insurance, and other planned giving opportunities, your gift to San Mateo PAL, made in honor or memory of this special person, ensures a legacy that extends far into the future.

Please complete this form if you wish to be acknowledged as a San Mateo PAL Legacy Partner and submit to Jenna Nguyen via email at or fax (650) 522-7557. 

Before making your estate plans, you should consult with a qualified estate planner, financial planner and/or attorney.

Double or triple the impact of your gift and ask your employer to match! Many companies and government agencies enable their employees to make donations through payroll deductions or by matching employees’ gifts.

To support San Mateo Police Activities League through your workplace giving program, please look for “San Mateo Police Activities League or San Mateo PAL” in your workplace giving campaign brochure or check with Human Resources to confirm your company has a matching gift program. If you do not find a listing in your brochure, simply write “San Mateo Police Activities League” on your pledge card and/or send completed Matching Gift Forms to:

San Mateo Police Activities League
200 Franklin Parkway
San Mateo, CA 94403

For more information or to email forms, please submit directly to Jenna Nguyen.

Donating publicly traded stock provides better tax benefits than a traditional donation. If you have held your stock for more than one year, your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock, not its cost basis, and you avoid paying capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. With your support, we can make our vision a reality and create a stronger and safer community through our kids!

To make a gift of stocks or securities, please complete and submit our printable securities transfer form to Jenna Nguyen at or fax (650) 522-7551.

For more information about benefits in your particular case, please contact your tax advisor.

San Mateo PAL Corporate Partners are philanthropic leaders in our community. Through our Corporate Partnership Program, corporations can support our organization with a financial contribution or while providing unique engagement opportunities–such as group volunteer projects–for their employees.

San Mateo PAL extends a heartfelt THANKS to all of our corporate and foundation donors who support our programs through grants, matching gifts and event sponsorships. Check out our current Corporate Partners by viewing our FRIENDS OF SAN MATEO PAL.

We would love to work with your corporation, company, business or foundation to create a mutually beneficial partnership.

Become a Sustaining, Monthly Contributor and make a difference in the lives of San Mateo PAL kids! 

Monthly contributions of any size add up quickly and help provide education, leisure and recreational activities at little or no cost to thousands of San Mateo youth. 

To enroll, simply decide how much you wish to give, via our Donate Page, and your credit card gift will be automatically processed once per month.  It’s quick and secure.

Together we can build a stronger and safer community through our kids!

"My kids have had a great experience trying out new activities and meeting new friends. It's a place where kids can be kids and learn at their own level.
Thank you, PAL!"

-Karen Sid

Contact Jenna Nguyen, Development Director
if you have any questions!

(650) 522-7557 
Thank you for your support!

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