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.    

LACF’s Community Impact Update July 2014 – June 2015

Los Altos Community Foundation just completed its fiscal year on June 30th. We’re proud of the Foundation’s accomplishments and its local impact, thanks to the contributions of our many generous donors. Following is a brief impact summary of the LACF programs and grants enhanced our community over the last year.  LACF: Making a Difference in our Community […]

LACF helps sponsor Friday Movie Nights Downtown

Los Altos Community Foundation is pleased to announce that we are one of the sponsors for Friday Movie Nights. This has been a very popular community building event and we hope to see you there.

2015 MVLA Scholars

  This year 29 seniors from Los Altos and Mountain View High Schools received multi-year renewable scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $5,000/year, and a personal collegementor, from MVLA Scholars. “We wanted high achieving, low income, first-generation-to-college applicants, and we received a huge response! Of the 70 qualified applicants, 29 received scholarships – morescholarships awarded than ever […]

Gardner Awards Welcomes Back Jeff Applebaum

After 20+ years in California, this New York City native is finally learning to understand the local language. Jeff’s comedy examines his particular life experiences, which include being the only white kid on his Little League team in Queens, moving to Long Island for high school, having a Chinese wife and raising children who calls […]

Welcome Christina

Christina Rudolph has joined LACF as its new Executive Assistant / Office Manager. She will be working full time and responsible for: Managing incoming and outgoing correspondence, including email newsletters Taking care of incoming donations  and managing our donor database Supporting our grant making activities Event and volunteer coordination Scheduling and office management Her email […]

2014 Community Service Award Winners announced

Carol and Ralph Kuiper   After growing up in Southern California, Carol and Ralph met at Stanford University and after several career and educational stints between Southern California and Stanford, they settled in Los Altos in 1973, 43 years ago. Ralph was an engineering manager and executive in the Aerospace industry finishing as the Director […]