Dowtown Holiday Party

What is “First Friday?”
  • Organized by Los Altos Forward, which is sponsored by the Los Altos Community Foundation
  • Fun, social evening event for residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and surrounding areas
  • Each First Friday will have a theme or attraction
  • Merchants and restaurants are encouraged to stay open for additional business
  • Currently planned for the even months of the year (February, April, June, August, October, and December)

Contact information
Joe Eyre, joe@losaltosfirstfriday.org

Annual LACF Open House

Celebrate with us!

Please join the Los Altos Community Foundation for a festive evening at our Annual Open House.

Wednesday, December 14, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 PM

183 Hillview, Los Altos

Enjoy wine and gourmet cheese plus holiday music

 Also enjoy both original and holiday music by local singer/songwriter Tami Mulcahy, whose joyful songs will surely put you in the true spirit of the holidays.

For questions, please contact Monica Davis at mdavis@losaltoscf.org

The Los Altos Community Foundation, 183 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos CA 94022 650.949.5908

LACF Beats Holiday Stroll Rain With Song and Crafts

Los Altos residents braved a rainy Friday evening for the annual Holiday Stroll.  The Los Altos Community Foundation greeted soggy strollers with cider, ornament crafts, and an original holiday song created by Vicki Reeder.

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Carol for Los Altos Community Foundation

“LACF’s HELPIN’ THIS TOWN”

(tune: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, words by Haven Gillespie, music by J. Fred Coots, 1934.)

New words by Vicki Reeder, 2011.

You better join up / Better just try / To help us do good / We’re tellin’ you why: / LACF’s helpin’ this town.

We fund lots of groups / Don’t have to ask twice / We made a list of who’s naughty and nice

LACF’s helpin’ this town / We donate to The Children / The Arts and Seniors too / If you’ve a cause that’s awf’lly good,

Perhaps we will help YOU! / Oh! Please check us out / Buy in, you’ll see / The difference we make Is plain as can be

LACF’s helpin’ this town.

 

 

 

Los Altos Community Foundation Supporters Enjoy Annual Brunch

LACF members hit the buffetOn October 16th, Board members, staff, Founders and other supporters of LACF gathered for a Harvest-themed brunch at the beautifully decorated Los Altos Golf and Country Club.

The Annual Brunch serves as both an informational and social event, providing guests the opportunity to hear Executive Director Roy Lave give an update on the highlights of the current fiscal year, which included some staffing additions and an acknowledgment of the success of the fundraising Gala held in August.

Keynote speaker, Carol Larson, President and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, discussed the partnership between their foundation and LACF, siting the important role we play in the vetting of grant requests and distribution of funds to local organizations.

Skye Delano, Program Director for LACF’s E-3 youth philanthropy program shared her group’s enthusiasm for discovering youth-led opportunities that the E-3 group engages with.  Through E-3 (Engage, Educate, Empower), middle school and high school students learn about the importance of philanthropy at any age.  Four members of the E-3 program presented their work and how empowering it felt to be able to give to members of our community in need.

Aging in Place Helps Economy

Paul Gonella chairs the Aging in Place groupThe LACF’s Aging In Place Committee has been urging Los Altos/Hills seniors to check out the value of staying in their own homes after retirement.

Our community is richer and stronger when those who helped make the community stay in it longer. Not only do you stay where you want to stay, you help our local, state and national economy.

According to Marty Bell, the National Marketing Director for the National Aging in Place Committee, “Living at home with the support of service providers costs one-quarter to one-fifth of the cost of living in nursing homes or hospitals.” The latter options are generally paid for by government programs, which may be cut when faced with budget cost cutting.

He continues, “Aging in place contributes to both the welfare of individual seniors and the overall health of the economy.”

You can use this website to assist you in finding all levels of care for those in retirement, regardless of your income. We hope to pass along information to families and friends of those who would benefit from staying in their homes.

It helps us all.

Paul Gonella

Aging in Place