What you must know if you’re thinking of selling your home in 2017

Selling your home can be one of the most important decisions of your life. When should you sell? How can you maximize the sales price and proceeds? What are the tax strategies for addressing capital gains? How could tax changes by the new administration affect the market? Answers to these questions and more at this […]

Thank you to E3 and LACF from Mariano Castro Elementary School

E3 awarded a grant to pilot MathUnboxed to students and their families at Mariano Castro Elementary School, Mountain View. Thank you to the E3 Leadership Board for critical seed funding to launch MathUnboxed! This program distributed folders to First, Second and Third graders. Each folder contains a set of take-home math games for students to […]

Welcome Ellen Saliba our new Board Treasurer

Ellen has worked in finance and operations in the computer industry for over 25 years.  She has a degree in accounting and an MBA from Babson College, where she has served as a trustee.  Since 1991 Ellen has lived in Los Altos with her husband, where they have raised three daughters.  Ellen has been active in […]

Former LACF Board Co-Chair Claudia Coleman named 2016 Los Altan of the Year

The Town Crier has named Claudia Coleman, a longtime resident who has held leadership positions at the Los Altos Community and El Camino Hospital foundations, 2016 Los Altan of the Year. Modeled after Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, the Town Crier’s annual honor recognizes a resident whose volunteer work generates goodwill and forwards Los […]

2017 Community Roundtable Scholarship Now Live

We’re pleased to announce that the common scholarship application is now live.  https://goo.gl/k0h4T1 This scholarship application is sponsored by the Mountain View / Los Altos Roundtable. You can use this single application to apply for scholarships from these organizations. Each organizations has different criteria for applicants, as you’ll see in the application. Participating Organizations: • […]

Double your donation with GivingTuesday

Start your #GivingTuesday off right by DOUBLING your new or increased donation to LACF, thanks to our Board of Directors Challenge. Support your community through LACF! http://losaltoscf.org/donate-to-LACF #GiveWhereYouLive #GivingLACF25

LEAD Applications for 2017 Open

Join, LEAD, the program that cultivates community leaders in your community. 2017 LEAD Schedule: January 21              9 – 12 Half-day Saturday Workshop (Including lunch) All classes are on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 9 p.m. February 1 February 15 March 1 March 15 March 29 April 5 April 19 […]

Stock donations can ease your tax burden

The stock market is near all-time highs. An effective way to maximize your contribution to LACF and save tax money is through stock donations. Los Altos Community Foundation accepts stock donations for its Community Impact Fund as well as for any of its programs and funds. But what if you have more appreciated stock to sell […]

LACF Gave Over $1.4 million in Grants to Nonprofits

Thanks to the generosity of our local community, Los Altos Community Foundation and its donor advised funds gave over $1.4 million in grants and scholarships during the past year. $910,000 of these grants were awarded to local students and organizations in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, a 34% increase over last year.   […]

MVLA Scholar Looking for Low-Cost Room to Rent

One of our MVLA Scholars needs a low-cost room to rent from now until September 2017.   Michael Viray is an incredible young man in need of a place to live ASAP. Below is a short self description and recommendation from his mentor, a Los Altos High School assistant principal.   “Hi! My name is Michael […]