Archives for 2015

LACF sparks local non-profits with more than $50,000 in grants 

Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) has completed its third grant making cycle this fiscal year, awarding 12 grants to non-profits that serve Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View. These grants benefit our communities in areas such as health, assisting vulnerable populations, youth, diversity training and support, arts and culture, and community building. Current grants support […]

LACF welcomes two new board members

Jean Limbach Community Volunteer Jean has been involved in community service for over 20 years. As an active member of the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula, Jean has served on the Board of Directors in a variety of positions including: Community VP, Administrative VP, Finance VP and President as well as chair of the […]

CAFE hosts Climate Change summit

CAFE hosts a summit on Climate Change and Healthy Aging, May 29 2015.

Applications for the 2015-16 program are now open

If you are currently in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade, a Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, or Mountain View resident, or attend school in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, or Mountain View, we invite you to apply to become a member of next year’s E3 program. The program runs from late August, 2015 through early […]

2015 Gardner Awards Dinner in Pictures

Liz Simons of Heisings-Simons Foundation to speak at Gardner Awards Dinner

Liz Simons is president of the Heising-Simons Foundation, a family foundation dedicated to sustainable, research-based solutions in early childhood education, climate/environment, and science. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the UC Berkeley and a Master’s in Education from Stanford, Liz taught high school English and, subsequently, English as a Second Language in elementary […]

Gardner Awards Welcomes Back Jeff Applebaum

After 20+ years in California, this New York City native is finally learning to understand the local language. Jeff’s comedy examines his particular life experiences, which include being the only white kid on his Little League team in Queens, moving to Long Island for high school, having a Chinese wife and raising children who calls […]

Legacy Donors – Save the Date!

LACF’s Annual Legacy Circle Luncheon LACF thanks all of you who have remembered Los Altos Community Foundation in your estate plans. Tuesday, April 28th 12:00 – 1:30pm Los Altos Golf & Country Club RSVP to: If you’d like to become a Legacy Circle Member click here…

MVLA Scholar Behind the Gold Statue (The Oscars)

Last year, William Martinez attended the Oscars.  Actually, he was working at the Oscars, and you can trace a chain of events from this plum job back to MVLA Community Scholars, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, that offers recurring college scholarships and mentors to local low-income youth. Martinez, an intern of NBC […]

Ways and Means Passes Charitable Tax Provisions

The House Ways and Means Committee met today to markup several important bills focused on the charitable sector. The actions included making permanent charitable “tax extenders,” such as the IRA charitable rollover and simplifying the private foundation excise tax on investment income to a single rate of 1%. All four bills were passed out of the Committee, […]