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Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation 2023 Appeal

Annual Appeal 2023Support Your Community

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Dear Fellow Member of the Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection District,

Thank you for your encouragement during this transformational time for our Fire District! Your generous support means the world to our community, ensuring the availability of life-saving equipment and facilities that are essential for our first responders to provide the wide range and high quality of emergency services our community needs to thrive.

In 2022, residents from each of our primary service areas–including Emerald Hills, Ladera, Los Trancos, Portola Valley, Skyline, Vista Verde, and Woodside – collectively contributed funds totaling $279,026. We’re so grateful for the ongoing support from every corner of our community. 

Last year, on top of supporting the annual fund, a number of community members made additional stretch gifts in support of our District’s critical facilities improvement projects at Station #8 in Portola Valley and Station #7 in Woodside.

An extraordinary leadership gift of $10 million from the Arrillaga Family and Arrillaga Foundation launched our capital improvements campaign from a position of tremendous strength, inspiring campaign pledges from 100% of our foundation board members and numerous community members who have been actively involved with the District over the years. With these early capital campaign gifts, plus capital improvement funds that had been set aside by the Foundation since 2009, as well as Fire District reserves, we have already reached $25 million towards our $30 million capital improvements campaign goal.

WE NEED YOU to reach our remaining $5 million goal to cover costs associated with our two critical facility projects (Station #7 in Woodside and Station #8 in Portola Valley). We look forward to celebrating the successful completion of construction at both sites, as well as the conclusion of the capital campaign, with you in 2024!

Please consider increasing your support this year to help us reach our goal.

  • Donate online through our website: https://www.firedistrictfoundation.org/donate
  • Mail a check made out to Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation. Mail to WPVFPF, 808 Portola Road #C, Portola Valley, CA 94028. 
  • Employer Matching - If you work for a company with a matching gift program, please consider enhancing your contribution by filling out the necessary form and sending it in with your contribution.
  • Make a gift of securities. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a Stock Transfer form.
  • Designate Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation as a primary or partial beneficiary of your IRA. This is a highly effective way to benefit the foundation while reducing both income and estate taxes.

Schedule a meeting and/or site tour with a leader from the Fire District and Foundation Board (for gifts of $100,000 and up); email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

With thanks for your consideration,

Board of Directors
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation

What Does Your Donation Do?

Your Contribution Directly Helps Supplement the Fire District Budget

The district’s strategic facilities plan to rebuild aging fire stations. Your donation today helps fund the ongoing planning and design effort for state-of-the- art facilities that will meet the needs of our community in the decades ahead.

Fire prevention that targets our district’s specific needs. Your donation helps support the annual Chipper Program and related Firewise programs that target wildland fire prevention in addition to residential and commercial fire safety.

Safety and emergency response training by WFPD staff for all residents at a convenient location at reduced cost. Your donation helps fund the purchase of up-to-date instructional materials and training equipment for CPR/ First Aid classes, school safety education programs, and the district’s community emergency response team (CERT) program.

Equipment that enables the most advanced, efficient all-risk emergency response. Your donation helps fund up-to-date equipment for more than 5,500 incidents a year, including medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, fires, hazardous conditions, severe weather, and others.

Thanks to your generous donations, our foundation was able to contribute $1 million dollars directly towards the re-building and modernization of our fire stations!


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Woodside • Portola Valley • Emerald Hills • Ladera • Los Trancos • Skyline • Vista Verde

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Woodside Fire District operates three fire stations, and serves a population of 25,000 in the communities of Woodside, Portola Valley, Emerald Hills, Ladera, Los Trancos, Skyline, and Vista Verde in San Mateo County, California.  www.WoodsideFire.org

Our Mission

To augment the Woodside Fire Protection District (WFPD) budget for up-to-date equipment, facilities, fire prevention and training. The Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, will enable WFPD to provide the most advanced and efficient form of all-risk emergency response services.

The Foundation

3111 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA 94062

Tel 650.851.1594
Fax 650.851.3960

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