About Us

About Channing House.

Channing House has been a leading not-for-profit Life Care Community in Palo Alto since we welcomed our first residents in 1964. We’re located in a peaceful urban neighborhood known as “Professorville” for the many residents who work and teach at Stanford University, just a little over a mile away. We’re an easy three-block walk from the shops, restaurants and businesses of downtown Palo Alto.  

Our residents are fascinating people who form close friendships based on ideas, down-to-earth authenticity and mutual respect. The vibe here is light and active, and the feeling of community is palpable. Residents here also share a sense of confidence and security that comes from knowing they’ll always have access to a full continuum of top-quality healthcare.

Not-for-profit Means More for You 

Because Channing House is a not-for-profit provider of senior living and healthcare, you can live with confidence knowing that we exist solely to enrich and enhance the lives of our residents. Because we’re not accountable to investors or a corporate entity, we invest all our revenue directly back into the management of Channing House and the world-class services we provide.  

Channing House is a not-for-profit, charitable corporation organized pursuant to the nonprofit laws of the State of California and the requirements of Section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code. Licensed by the California Department of Health Services (LIC. #220000404) and the California Department of Social Services (LIC. #430700136; Certificate of Authority #083.) Channing House does not discriminate based on race, religious denomination, gender, national origin, or sexual orientation. 

Mission Statement 

Channing House believes that older adults thrive in a vibrant setting that supports active, engaged and healthy living. Our mission is to provide a sustainable, innovative community that promotes this lifestyle, while embracing respect and dignity for all who live and work here.

Meet Our Team

Meet the leadership and volunteer board of directors who help make Channing House Palo Alto’s premier Life Care Community.

To Channing House staff members greeting residents at the reception desk.


Learn about the vision that Channing House has brought to life for almost a century.

Side view of Channing House apartment building at sunset.

Leave a Legacy

See how your planned gift helps future generations of seniors and your estate at the same time.

Two senior female friends talking over a cup of hot coffee outside on a fall day.


Join our talented, dedicated team doing meaningful work in an atmosphere of caring and respect.

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