Frankie Poulos Foundation

"Someday I hope to have a major positive influence on people and share all the love I have received with others."

- Frankie Poulos, 1992

Each December, when we put the lights on Frankie’s tree and the contributions start coming in, joy returns, and our lives, and the lives of many others, bear the unmistakable mark of his life. Since starting the Frankie Poulos Foundation in 1994, our annual Holiday fundraiser has raised over $211,000 and collected thousands of Teddy Bears for Novato Youth organizations.

Here's How You Can Help!

Make a donation and
become an "Angel First Class"

A donation of any amount makes you one of Frankie’s First Class angels. Credit/Debit card donations may
be made via PayPal.

Help us find
10 "Guardian Angels"

We are looking for 10 individuals
or organizations who can
contribute $500 or more.
The goal of the Guardian Angel
campaign is to match our
grass roots efforts.
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us on Facebook

From our official Facebook page
you can invite your Facebook
friends to "like" us.
Your endorsement of us
through your own network
will make a huge difference.

Where does the money go?
Our only expense is a small mailing each year. We have no employees. All the money goes to youth groups in Novato CA (the town Frankie grew up in) that have a personal connection to Frankie and an ongoing commitment to young people.

San Marin Music Program: Public school music program. We believe music is not an elective, but a critical component to the development of young people. Frankie's godmother, Emily Gates, over the last 30+ years has grown a world-class music program. Allison McIvor now continues that legacy of excellence.

Marin Summer Theater (MST): An evening theater program for students of performing arts between the ages of 13 and 23 which includes actors, singers, dancers, musicians, directors, designers, technicians, and crew. It is an amazing opportunity for young people to work with theater professionals in high quality productions. An "insanely great" program.

Novato Youth Center: Their mission is to inspire and prepare youth to succeed. They accomplish this by supporting their development in academics and learning; health and well being; personal enrichment through arts and athletics; and social interaction and community engagement. This is also the permanent home of "Frankie's Tree."

Gary Gates Girls Softball Field: Gary Gates was an iconic girls' softball coach in Novato. He was also Frankie's godfather. Upon his death in 1990 his wife, Emily, family and friends formed a foundation in his honor. The goal was to have a tournament ready, lighted girls softball field. That dream is nearly complete.

Frankie Poulos Foundation
c/o Kelly & Jim Poulos
2016 Contra Costa Avenue · Santa Rosa, CA 95405
415-577-4579 · e-mail:
Please make checks payable to: Frankie Poulos Foundation

Last Site Update - June 4, 2016
FPF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
All contributions are tax deductible
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