Community Roundtable 33 local high school seniors head to college

33 high school seniors from 5 local high schools have been awarded college scholarships through the Mountain View Los Altos Community Roundtable and MVLA Community Scholars program. LACF convened these organizations to work together to streamline the scholarship application and evaluation process. The Community Roundtable program enables students to fill out a single online scholarship application which is […]

CAFE hosts Climate Change summit

CAFE hosts a summit on Climate Change and Healthy Aging, May 29 2015.

Ways and Means Passes Charitable Tax Provisions

The House Ways and Means Committee met today to markup several important bills focused on the charitable sector. The actions included making permanent charitable “tax extenders,” such as the IRA charitable rollover and simplifying the private foundation excise tax on investment income to a single rate of 1%. All four bills were passed out of the Committee, […]

LACF adds four new board members to its roster

            Joel Shaps is President, Owner, and CEO of Bedrock Capital Management in Los Altos.  Prior to that, Joel was President of two divisions of Profit Recovery Group, owner of The Shaps Group, an accounts payable recovery consulting business, and a Vice-President at Neiman-Marcus.   Joel has been serving on LACF’s […]

LACF adds four new board members

          Joel Shaps is President, Owner, and CEO of Bedrock Capital Management in Los Altos.  Prior to that, Joel was President of two divisions of Profit Recovery Group, owner of The Shaps Group, an accounts payable recovery consulting business, and a Vice-President at Neiman-Marcus.   Joel has been serving on LACF’s investment […]

Private Foundations Demonstrate Local Commitment through Los Altos Community Foundation

Several local leading private foundations have recently shown their commitment to the local community through contributions to the Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF).  These include the Heising-Simons, Brin Wojcicki, Grove, and Morgan Family Foundations. The Heising-Simons Foundation, which will soon move its offices to the second floor of the new 400 Main St. building, has […]

Donor Advised Funds Enable Convenient Gifting

If you would like to get a 2014 charitable deduction but are not sure which non-profits you’d like to donate to, you can open a Donor Advised Fund with LACF.  These funds provide an immediate deduction toward your 2014 return and then you can donate from it to any 501(c)(3) now or anytime in the […]

LACF holiday office hours for 2014

Closed from December 23rd at noon until December 28th. Open December 29 & 30, and until noon on December 31st. Closed January 1st through 4th. Open again on January 5th   Happy Holidays from LACF  

Happy ThanksGiving

We’re thankful for you. Happy Thanks Giving to all.

Photos from the 2014 LACF Brunch

Thanks to all who attended the 2014 LACF Brunch. We have the text of the keynote address Saly Osberg – LACF Remarks 10-26-14 if you’d like a copy.   [pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-PbttY_bQiP0/VFEpq8s95eI/AAAAAAAAGEY/2ghEsLWt82A/s144-c-o/PA240014-SMILE.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104826235403181949097/2014LACFBrunch#6075683190125487586″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”PA240014-SMILE.jpg” ] [pe2-image src=”http://lh4.ggpht.com/-KruM9Ibj4HI/VFEmc9cj0kI/AAAAAAAAGEY/UN8uQ1lUFxc/s144-c-o/PA240001.ORF.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104826235403181949097/2014LACFBrunch#6075679651272053314″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”PA240001.ORF” ] [pe2-image src=”http://lh3.ggpht.com/-2iAnZgMHwi0/VFEmdYloKKI/AAAAAAAAGEY/wlTcVpHwOag/s144-c-o/PA240002.ORF.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104826235403181949097/2014LACFBrunch#6075679658557843618″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”PA240002.ORF” ] [pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-C72a9nfMyE4/VFEmc-4VEgI/AAAAAAAAGEY/OytEhxGmhCM/s144-c-o/PA240003.ORF.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104826235403181949097/2014LACFBrunch#6075679651656962562″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”PA240003.ORF” […]