Archives for April 2014

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170K plus granted to 45 local non-profits by LACF

Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) has completed its third grant making cycle this fiscal year,awarding 15 grants to non-profits that serve Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View. These project and operational grants benefit our communities in areas such as health, assisting vulnerable populations, youth, seniors, arts and culture, and community building. The current […]

Doors to stay open in Los Altos

“Door Sculpture to Talk About the Idea of Different Possibilities You May Have to Process Your Life” – more commonly referred to as “The Doors” – will be remain in Los Altos permanently thanks to the contributions of  the community. The brightly-colored work, displayed in Lincoln Park, was extremely popular, appreciated by many for its […]

Whole Foods Nickles for MVLA Scholars

Whole Foods Los Altos has selected MVLA Community Scholars, a program of LACF, for its “Nickels for Nonprofits” program.   From April 14 until July 6, for every bag you bring in and reuse, you will have the option to receive a 5¢ credit, per bag, or donate the 5¢ to benefit MVLA Community Scholars. Please […]

Mesa del la Communidad funds 13 students

Mesa de la Comunidad, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, was started in 2008 by community leaders (and brothers) Oscar and Marco Garcia.  Mesa de la Comunidad sponsors a summer scholarship program for middle school students to attend enrichment classes at the Community School for Music and Arts and KMVT Channel 15 in Mountain […]

Progress at Healing Haiti’s Grace Academy

Books for Haiti is happy to report that Grace Academy has decided to house their new library in half of the Boy’s Dormitory rather than in a used shipping container (not as bad as it sounds, but still…).  The library will initially consist of 5,000 physical books, in French, which will be delivered to them […]

Immigrant House on the move

Immigrant House was moved from its original location on Bryant Street to a temporary city-owned site before it moves eventually to Mountain View’s newest park at 771 North Rengstorff Avenue.  Immigrant House has lots of events coming up!  More friends and funds are needed to restore the historic house.   Immigrant House Events in Downtown Mountain View • […]

Support Los Altos Community Foundation through SV Gives on May 6 and have your donation doubled, tripled or quadrupled!

Online fundraising for LACF Sustaining Fund at Razoo To DOUBLE, TRIPLE, or QUADRUPLE your LACF donation, contribute on May 6th by following the below instructions. Silicon Valley Gives is a 24-hour online fundraising event for nonprofits in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Benito counties. It celebrates the 100th anniversary of community foundations. How it […]

Gear up for BAT training

Block Action Teams (BATs), a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, help Los Altos residents organize their neighborhoods to be more resilient in the event of a disaster, work together for crime prevention, assist neighborhood seniors, involve neighborhood youth and organize neighborhood social events.  BATs held its first training session in January 2014. Today […]

LACF Board Co-chair receives “Excellence In Preparedness” award

Sherie Dodsworth, LACF’s Board Co-chair receives the “Excellence In Preparedness” award from the Collaborative Agencies Disaster Relief Effort (CADRE). Sherie was recognized for her passion for preparedness that has motivated the residents of Los Altos to strengthen their emergency preparedness efforts, through the Los Altos Community Foundation’s PREPARE and Block Action Team (BAT) programs. Link […]