2016 LACF Impact

The following is a partial list of how your support has enabled LACF to impact our community during the past year.   Strengthening our Nonprofit Community through Grantmaking: LACF and its funds gave over $1.4M in grants and scholarships (over $10M since LACF’s founding). More than 59% of these grants went to Los Altos, Los […]

2016 Glorious Fourth Pictures

Thanks to all of you who attended the Glorious Fourth celebration. We all had a lot of fun.                       LACF Photo Gallery  

2016 Summer Solstice in Pictures

Thanks to all who made Summer Solstice a great evening for all. More than 200 hundred LACF donors and friends enjoyed an evening of local wines, acapella music, and each other’s company.    

Community Building Through Open Space with James Burnett

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2016 Annual Legacy Circle Luncheon, May 10th

LACF is hosting its annual lunch for Legacy Circle members on May 10th.  If you have already included LACF in your estate plans, or intend to do so, please let us know by May 1st.  You may return the Legacy Circle Membership Confirmation form or just give us a call at 650-949-5908. Would you consider giving […]

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 […]

Community Engagement specialist Daniel Harris, Knight Foundation Program Director, to speak at Gardner Awards

Los Altos Community Foundation is excited to announce that Daniel Harris, Knight Foundation program director, will be our featured speaker at the 2016 Gardner Awards dinner. Prior to joining Knight, Daniel was a principal of StorySocial, a creative design studio in Washington, D.C. In that role, he helped businesses, cities, foundations and brands more effectively […]

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 […]

What is TACO

‘TACO’, the Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra, is a group of people of all skill levels who like to play music for the joy of making music together. Founded and directed by Los Altos resident Cathy Humphers-Smith, a former director of Music for Minors in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, TACO began as a weekly gathering of musical […]

Starting our 25th Year with Frozen and Cakes

  It was a beautiful Friday night in Los Altos to view Frozen on the big screen. So, we decided to help celebrate by bring cake. We invited all the Elsas up to blow out the candles. Thanks for all of your support of LACF in the past and going forward.