The Tarlton Foundation Celebrates Four Years of Local Impact

February 16, 2023

Menlo Park, Calif. - February 16, 2023: The Tarlton Foundation, the non-profit arm of Tarlton Properties, today shared highlights of its impact in the local community in 2022, including funding for scholarship programs, grants for cancer research, and continued support of local organizations.

Founded in 2019, the Tarlton Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on health, wellness, and educational initiatives. The Tarlton Foundation The organization was founded in 2019 by Tarlton Properties CEO John Tarlton, who’s had a long commitment to supporting the latest advances in cancer research as well as investing in the local community.

Highlights of the Tarlton Foundation’s’ 2022 impact include:

  • Awarded five scholarships to college students through partnerships with the Rotary Club of Menlo Park and the Peninsula College Fund
  • Made multiple grants to cancer organizations, including Stanford Cancer Institute
  • Hosted 4 blood drives on the Menlo Park Labs campus that generated nearly 400 units of blood, potentially saving hundreds of lives through Stanford Blood Center

In the four years since its inception, the Tarlton Foundation has raised and donated nearly $400,000 to benefit cancer research, and donated or pledged more than $276,000 to local organizations, touching tens of thousands of lives through participation in scholarship programs, blood drives, food drives, toy drives, and community events.

The Tarlton Foundation will also host its first-ever gala fundraiser on April 15th to raise awareness for the organization and to support its college scholarship programs.

“2022 was an impactful year for the Tarlton Foundation, as we continued to make a difference in the community through our scholarship programs for Belle Haven students as well as other local programs,” said Elizabeth Krietemeyer, president of Tarlton Foundation and senior vice president of operations at Tarlton. “We look forward to expanding our activities in 2023 and getting more of our community engaged, with programs such as our Gala Fundraiser in April and other events throughout the year.”

About the Tarlton Foundation

Founded in 2019, the Tarlton Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on health, wellness, and educational initiatives. The organization has become a growing community movement since originating with the philanthropic efforts of John Tarlton and Tarlton Properties to support cancer research. The Tarlton Foundation supports a number of initiatives in its work, with a key focus on innovations in cancer research and supporting the next generation of scientists from our community. For more information, please visit