First-Time Donors Win $1,000 LACF Grant

  First-time donors Lee Ann & Martin Shell,  present their $1,000 grant to the MVLA High School Foundation. The Shell’s won an LACF drawing for a $1,000 grant for the qualified local nonprofit of their choice.  

Join us for Club 55 and Up! August 4

We’ll see you at the Costume Bank Patio for the hottest Pop-Up Night Club in Los Altos! Los Altos Forward is a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation.  

LACF incubated program WomenSV becomes 501c3

Former LACF sponsored program, WomenSV has earned its 501c3. Congratulations to WomenSV director, Ruth Patrick for her dedication to serving the community. WomenSV serves women and children in our area whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence. The program helps women of means break free from abuse and build healthier lives for themselves, their […]

Because of your valued support, Los Altos Community Foundation has many exciting community accomplishments to report for the past six months

Strengthening our Nonprofit Community through Grantmaking: LACF and its funds have given 385 grants and scholarships totaling $1.29M since July 1st.  More than half of this amount has gone to nonprofits and students in our three communities: Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View. LACF’s Community Grants committee just finished its third round of […]

Pat & JJ Kapp

“At the Solstice event I saw so many people who I really value in our community and who are involved with LACF,” Pat said. “That was a ringing endorsement of LACF, if I ever needed one.”

Inspire Mountain View now accepting applications

Ready? Set? The  Inspire Mountain View Challenge is now accepting applications! This is an opportunity to show off your smart ideas and win one of three grants — $25k, $50k, or $100k — for innovative projects that benefit the people who live or work in Mountain View. Applications are available online now through March 15. Grant […]

Inclusion and Freedom of Speech

A lot has happened in our country over the last two weeks.  Many in America are confused, apprehensive, and/or upset.  In this uncertain time, I think it is important – both nationally and locally – to double down on two important American values:  Inclusion and Freedom of Speech. Much of our country’s strength is due to […]

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

E-Cubed(E3) a youth philanthropy program of the Los Altos Community Foundation awarded Sreya Guha 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. […]

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 […]