Sponsor the Solstice

Guests enjoy LACF’s 2016 Summer Solstice What is the Summer Solstice? Los Altos Community Foundation’s Summer Solstice Celebration is an elegant garden party held at a large private residence, featuring wine from local vintners, passed appetizers and live music.  The event also is an opportunity for those in the community to learn more about the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.   […]