The primary way that the Paly PTSA raises money is through our ANNUAL ASK which takes place at the beginning of each school year through our online Back To School Form.

70+% of the funds that we raise go to Palo Alto High School to support their programs and events. We love to provide funding for academic support and enrichment programs, as well as for school-wide community events such as Spirit Week and Turkey Feast. Another ~25% goes to our Parent programs and to Staff Appreciation; the balance is predominantly for PayPal fees.

We are committed to using our parent donations to support our students, school, and community. Together, we make a difference for them.

For more detailed information about the PTSA budget, please consider attending one of our 4 General Association meetings.


If you made a donation to the PTSA, your employer may match your donation to DOUBLE its amount. Below are just some of our Bay Area employers who have a Corporate Matching program. If you work for one of these companies – please click on the link to apply for a Matching Grant.

Don’t see your company’s name above? Use Palo Alto Partners in Education webpage to look up if they match:


Address: 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone Number: +1 (650) 329-3701
Email address: Paly PTSA President <>
PTSA website:
TAX ID/EIN: 94-6184932
Mission Statement: To support Palo Alto High School and to build a strong community for all.

Please use our information to make a donation through your Donor-Advised Charitable Trust or by personal check too. Every dollar helps our School and Community! Thank you.

This is the website of the Palo Alto High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association, “Paly PTSA” or “PTSA” for short. Please note that the School has its own website: