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Resources to Uplift the Local Economy

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The Stanford community has asked for ways to uplift our neighbors and small business as we emerge from the pandemic. Thank you to the cities and counties near the Stanford campuses that supplied these links. If there are resources that are not listed here, please contact us with suggestions.

Los Altos

Shop Los Altos at seven special shopping sectors.

Menlo Park

This list of open Menlo Park businesses have adapted services during the pandemic, aggregated by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce.

Mountain View

I Love MV is a unique hyper-local online mall featuring local Mountain View businesses. These lists of open restaurants and businesses open online are aggregated by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce.

Palo Alto

Uplift Local provides dining options, retail, and service options and is part of the city of Palo Alto's recovery effort.

Redwood City

Explore Downtown Redwood City with guides provided by the city or visit Redwood City with resources provided by the Redwood City Improvement Association.


If you do not see a city listed above, here are county resources.

Santa Clara County

Visit Santa Clara showcases numerous events, activities, and places to shop and eat in the county.

San Mateo County

Explore SMC Silicon Valley or download Choose Local SMC, a mobile app that rewards San Mateo County community members with SMC Points when they shop, dine and support local businesses.


These resources are provided as reference only. Stanford University does not endorse external or third-party entities.

Photo Credit: Palo Alto Weekly/Palo Alto Online