LACF and Bay Area Furniture Bank help bring peace of mind

  Victoria had been bouncing from home to home since she aged out of the foster system. Like many in the Bay Area, she was struggling to just make rent. Furniture was a dream. She huddled on the floor to eat dinner after work. In stepped Bay Area Furniture Bank. Founded by retired Los Altos […]

Community Grants helps challenged student “feel happy, calm and gentle” through Animal Assisted Happiness

Harry Henry is a student at MVHS. He is nonverbal but loves our monthly visits. He particularly loves Vanilla Bean, Animal Assisted Happiness’ white bantam couchon chicken. Harry wrote a poem for us.   Vanilla Bean (the chicken) helps me feel happy. Vanilla Bean helps me feel calm and gentle. Vanilla Bean helps me feel […]

Heart to Heart Teens do great things with their LACF Community Grant.

This really brings home how powerful the Community Grants program can be. Dear Joe, We thank you so much for the opportunity to provide “Parent Projects” classes and programs in our local community through the  Heart2Heart Teens a Community Grant of $1,500 LACF provided. We had an amazing turn-out and wonderful completion.  Parents and families were positively […]

LACF gave 114 grants and 123 scholarships in the second half of 2015

One of LACF’s important activities is to address the needs of our communities through grantmaking. Grants enable nonprofits to start new projects, build capacity, and meet daily operational needs. LACF’s grants and scholarships come from three primary sources: our Donor Advised and Donor Designated Funds, our Community Grants Program, and our Scholarship Funds.  Our grants helped strengthen local […]

LACF now accepting Community Grant Applications

The Los Altos Town Crier is reporting that the LACF Community Grants Program is accepting applications for funding. And we are! Applications are due by September 22. We are using an online application this time so click here to apply.    

Community Grant Recipient Profile: Stretch To Kindergarten

Gabriel was in a shell of fear and shyness as he approached kindergarten according to his mother. “After just six weeks my son Gabriel feels more confident and now is comfortable raising his hand to ask and answer questions in front of the class”, said Gabriel’s mother Cynthia.  “He is coming out of his shell […]

Next LACF community grants cycle starts soon

Los Altos Community Foundation is about ready to begin its next Community Grants cycle. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please submit an application by June 23rd. The application and guidelines is located at:  http://losaltoscf.org/what-we-do-2/community-grants/community-grants/ Although not mandatory, grant priority is given to non-profits that: Provide at least some service to Los […]