Thank you to E3 and LACF from Mariano Castro Elementary School

E3 awarded 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. Each folder contains a set of take-home math games for students to […]

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.   […]

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 […]