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 […]

Santa Clara Count Supervisor addresses LACF’s LEAD

The Los Altos Town Crier published a nice article about Supervisor Joe Simitian speaking to our current LEAD class about community advocacy. Its a great talk. Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian discussed the keys to successful advocacy at Los Altos Community Foundation’s Feb. 15 Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) class. “Having served as an elected […]

Pat & JJ Kapp

Pat & JJ, high school sweethearts from Belmont, moved to Los Altos in 1999 for the schools. Their two children, Kelly a MVHS sophomore and Frank a sophomore at UC Berkeley, have attended Oak, Blach, and MVHS. Pat ran her catering business and has been a dedicated community volunteer.  She’s served as PTA President, Junior […]

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.   […]