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 […]

CAFE founder to be featured guest speaker at local conference on seniors

The East Bay Foundation on Aging (EBFA) cordially invites you to join us in celebrating our seventh year and over $2.5 million in grants to improving the lives of vulnerable seniors in Oakland. On June 3, 2016, we will feature guest speaker, Anabel Pelham, Ph.D., who will be speaking on age-friendly communities. Dr. Pelham is […]

First Community Grants of 2016 Awarded

LACF’s Community Grants program recently granted over $85,000 to 21 local nonprofits serving our communities.   The Community Grants program helps fund new and emerging philanthropic activities as well as providing operational grants to established local organizations. Since 1991, the Foundation’s Community Grants program has provided over $1.3 million to local nonprofits.  LACF manages re-granting programs […]

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 […]

E3’s 10th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast

Pancakes & more pancakes! Join us on April 24th for E3 Youth Philanthropy’s 10th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast. E3 Youth Philanthropy is a program of LACF, seeking to Educate, Engage, and Empower local youth to effect positive change in their local and global communities. http://losaltoscf.org/E3

2015 Donor Appreciation Party

Thanks to all who attended and made this event such a success. More detailed thank you’s to follow.    

AFP Awards Day

Thanks to Laura Bajuk for nominating us for the Outstanding Foundation Grantmaker. This was a fun event that helped connect us with the fundraising community.   Joe’s speech: Acceptance speech after receiving AFP award: On behalf of Los Altos Community Foundation I’m honored to accept this award and be standing in the company of all […]

Celebrate Community Foundation Week

Los Altos Community Foundation is joining more than 750 community foundations nationwide as they celebrate Community Foundation Week November 12-18, 2015.  Created in 1989 by president George H.W. Bush, this week recognizes the work of community foundations across America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address community […]

Los Altos Foward is hosting the next Club 55

Join Los Altos Forward, the Assistance League and CAFE for Club 55+    

2015 Glorious Fourth in Photos

Thanks to all who made the 2015 Glorious Fourth a smashing success.   [pe2-image src=”http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-44BsgcM8lR0/VZrHEwtOmcI/AAAAAAAAHbg/Samgb_sNLKc/s144-c-o/DSCF1015.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104826235403181949097/2015GloriousFourth#6168461524245322178″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”DSCF1015.JPG” pe2_title=”false” pe2_phototile=”300″ ] [pe2-image src=”http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2ViAHW04NbE/VZrHE19eg2I/AAAAAAAAHbk/jCPoz93oyVA/s144-c-o/DSCF1016.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104826235403181949097/2015GloriousFourth#6168461525655651170″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”DSCF1016.JPG” pe2_title=”false” pe2_phototile=”300″ ] [pe2-image src=”http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VwGpsCzOkZM/VZrHE42vxGI/AAAAAAAAHbk/jvLKlxSZSgE/s144-c-o/DSCF1017.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104826235403181949097/2015GloriousFourth#6168461526432728162″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”DSCF1017.JPG” pe2_title=”false” pe2_phototile=”300″ ] [pe2-image src=”http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4zsX2Ll7Z9M/VZrHE67ogpI/AAAAAAAAHbg/lNmkJFMWKM4/s144-c-o/DSCF1019.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104826235403181949097/2015GloriousFourth#6168461526990094994″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”DSCF1019.JPG” pe2_title=”false” pe2_phototile=”300″ ] [pe2-image src=”http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vzceOSmFyy8/VZrHEzXF05I/AAAAAAAAHbk/8ePT6IGf0n8/s144-c-o/DSCF1020.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104826235403181949097/2015GloriousFourth#6168461524957778834″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”DSCF1020.JPG” […]