LACF incubated program WomenSV becomes 501c3

Former LACF sponsored program, WomenSV has earned its 501c3. Congratulations to WomenSV director, Ruth Patrick for her dedication to serving the community. WomenSV serves women and children in our area whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence. The program helps women of means break free from abuse and build healthier lives for themselves, their […]

Joe Eyre, Executive Director, LACF, 2017 Summer Solstice Celebration Remarks

In 1991 a local attorney, Jim Reynolds had a problem; he could not respond to clients’ desires to remember the community in their estate plans.  They wanted to give back to the community that had given them and their families such a wonderful experience, but there was no vehicle for doing that. He brought a […]

E3 Youth Philanthropy’s Sana Khader 2017 Summer Solstice Talk

Hello everyone. As you may or may not know, E3 is a youth program sponsored by LACF. We are a group of about 25 high schoolers, and each year, we receive a $10,000 grant from the Foundation to give to local nonprofits. Throughout the year, we evaluate grants from various organizations and decide if and […]

Club 55 and Up! July 7th

We hope to see you all out for this fun event. Los Altos Forward is a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation.  

Thank you to El Camino Hospital, Lead Solstice Sponsor

    When you choose El Camino Hospital for your care, you can count on: Distinguished hospitals. Our fully accredited hospitals, Mountain View and Los Gatos, have received numerous awards and honors for high-quality healthcare. Exceptional talent. Our reputation attracts high-caliber doctors who are approachable and friendly, a nursing culture exceptional for its highly personalized patient and family […]

Sponsor the Solstice

Guests enjoy LACF’s 2016 Summer Solstice What is the Summer Solstice? Los Altos Community Foundation’s Summer Solstice Celebration is an elegant garden party held at a large private residence, featuring wine from local vintners, passed appetizers and live music.  The event also is an opportunity for those in the community to learn more about the […]

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Because of your valued support, Los Altos Community Foundation has many exciting community accomplishments to report for the past six months

Strengthening our Nonprofit Community through Grantmaking: LACF and its funds have given 385 grants and scholarships totaling $1.29M since July 1st.  More than half of this amount has gone to nonprofits and students in our three communities: Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View. LACF’s Community Grants committee just finished its third round of […]

Santa Clara Count Supervisor addresses LACF’s LEAD

The Los Altos Town Crier published a nice article about Supervisor Joe Simitian speaking to our current LEAD class about community advocacy. Its a great talk. Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian discussed the keys to successful advocacy at Los Altos Community Foundation’s Feb. 15 Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) class. “Having served as an elected […]

Meet TACO: The terribly fun, low-stress, no-pressure orchestra

At a recent meeting of the Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO), after musicians found their seating sections, chit-chatted and tuned up, the group launched into its first piece. The melody was recognizable — Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” — albeit at a slower pace than the brisk tempo with which listeners may be more familiar. “Let’s […]