Archives for 2014

Donor Advised Funds Enable Convenient Gifting

If you would like to get a 2014 charitable deduction but are not sure which non-profits you’d like to donate to, you can open a Donor Advised Fund with LACF.  These funds provide an immediate deduction toward your 2014 return and then you can donate from it to any 501(c)(3) now or anytime in the […]

LACF holiday office hours for 2014

Closed from December 23rd at noon until December 28th. Open December 29 & 30, and until noon on December 31st. Closed January 1st through 4th. Open again on January 5th   Happy Holidays from LACF  

IRA charitable rollover extended to December 31, 2014

Thanks to last minute legislation, the IRA charitable rollover is available through December 31, 2014 (so there is not much time to do this and have it qualify for 2014).  Donors age 70 1/2 and older may transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to a qualified public charity. The transfer will be made free of federal income […]

WOMEN/SV exits incubation

WOMEN/SV Domestic Violence Program to Join Family Women/SV, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF), will be moving to Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley (FCS) in early January. As part of FCS, the Women/SV program will be able to expand its domestic violence prevention, victim support, and training program services throughout Northern Santa Clara County. The WOMEN/SV program, […]

Sign Up for 2014 LEAD

2014 Donor Party Pictures

Thanks to all who attended the 2014 Donor Appreciation Party. You guys came out in a big way and said, “What storm?’  

Happy ThanksGiving

We’re thankful for you. Happy Thanks Giving to all.

GivingTuesday Los Altos

Everyone has a desire to make a difference in the world.  One fun way to contribute is through #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose:  to celebrate generosity and to give. A way to do […]

Origins of WOMEN SV

WOMEN SV has another great write up in the Town Crier. Patrick, who founded her organization in 2012 with a grant from the Los Altos Community Foundation, distinctly recalled the difficulty some students had paying attention in her class one day. “Some of them were thinking about what was going on at home – the […]

Photos from the 2014 LACF Brunch

Thanks to all who attended the 2014 LACF Brunch. We have the text of the keynote address Saly Osberg – LACF Remarks 10-26-14 if you’d like a copy.   [pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-PbttY_bQiP0/VFEpq8s95eI/AAAAAAAAGEY/2ghEsLWt82A/s144-c-o/PA240014-SMILE.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104826235403181949097/2014LACFBrunch#6075683190125487586″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”PA240014-SMILE.jpg” ] [pe2-image src=”http://lh4.ggpht.com/-KruM9Ibj4HI/VFEmc9cj0kI/AAAAAAAAGEY/UN8uQ1lUFxc/s144-c-o/PA240001.ORF.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104826235403181949097/2014LACFBrunch#6075679651272053314″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”PA240001.ORF” ] [pe2-image src=”http://lh3.ggpht.com/-2iAnZgMHwi0/VFEmdYloKKI/AAAAAAAAGEY/wlTcVpHwOag/s144-c-o/PA240002.ORF.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104826235403181949097/2014LACFBrunch#6075679658557843618″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”PA240002.ORF” ] [pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-C72a9nfMyE4/VFEmc-4VEgI/AAAAAAAAGEY/OytEhxGmhCM/s144-c-o/PA240003.ORF.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104826235403181949097/2014LACFBrunch#6075679651656962562″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”PA240003.ORF” […]