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 […]

Double your donation with GivingTuesday

Start your #GivingTuesday off right by DOUBLING your new or increased donation to LACF, thanks to our Board of Directors Challenge. Support your community through LACF! http://losaltoscf.org/donate-to-LACF #GiveWhereYouLive #GivingLACF25

Stock donations can ease your tax burden

The stock market is near all-time highs. An effective way to maximize your contribution to LACF and save tax money is through stock donations. Los Altos Community Foundation accepts stock donations for its Community Impact Fund as well as for any of its programs and funds. But what if you have more appreciated stock to sell […]

2016 LACF Brunch

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Empoder helps girls code their future

Thirty-two low-income, primarily Latina, middle school girls are immersing themselves in code during Empoder’s 4-week summer program. Empoder CEO and Founder, Marissa Ynez, said the girls learn to program through fun, hands-on projects that are socially relevant. For example, one student created a program that taught immigrant parents how to use technology more effectively. “If girls […]

ALearn a “Catalyst” low income students

This summer, 54 low-income middle school students from Mountain View Whisman School District dedicated 6 1/2 hours each day to catalyzing their math and study skills and preparing for college-prep classes at Los Altos and Mountain View High Schools, thanks to your generous support. In addition to 4 hours of math, ALearn’s Catalyst to High […]

Empoder helps girls code their future

Thirty-two low-income, primarily Latina, middle school girls are immersing themselves in code during Empoder’s 4-week summer program. Empoder CEO and Founder, Marissa Ynez, said the girls learn to program through fun, hands-on projects that are highly relevant socially. For example, one student created a program that taught immigrant parents how to use technology more effectively. […]

Join us for August’s Club 55

Los Altos Forward (an LACF Program) is hosting another Club 55 pop-up nightclub, August, 5, at the Costume Bank Back Patio. Snacks and music are provided. Guest are asked to bring a bottle of wine to share.  

Los Altos city council wants your input on next city manager

The Los Altos City Council has enlisted the executive recruitment services of Bob Murray & Associates to lead the search for a permanent City Manager. As part of the recruitment process, City Council is seeking input from the public. The City Council has created an online survey in order to gather feedback from residents, businesses, […]

70 percent of affluent families lose control of their assets after inheritence

  Many families struggle with inter-generational miscommunication about family wealth leading to hard feelings and loss of trust. Our Donor Advised Fund owners can bring their children into their funds as philanthropic advisers. This can help avoid many of the pitfalls associated with inheritance by opening the lines of communication as mentioned in this article from […]