More Information on Fred Kent and the Los Altos Forward Event

Los Altos Forward has arranged a series of small events with Fred Kent and Katy Madden from Project for Public Spaces.   What is Placemaking? From the Heart of a Community Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Put simply, it involves looking at, listening to, and asking questions of […]

Summer Solstice Part Set for Thursday June 21st 5pm – 8pm

For the location and to register please contact Monica Davis @ This is an invitation only event. Please help us grow our membership by inviting prospective members/founders. We will be tasting wines from local micro-vineyards and enjoying gourmet hors d’oeuvres. A $25 donation is suggested for all members and founders.

Los Altos Town Crier – MVLA Community Scholars awards 16 scholarships

MVLA Community Scholars awards 16 scholarships Written by Carolyn Pierce-Whang  WEDNESDAY, 23 MAY 2012 Photo Courtesy Of Los Altos Community Foundation and Hank Drew The MVLA Community Scholars volunteer group awarded scholarships to 16 students this year. For many in the local community, a family’s income barely covers the necessities of food and rent. Teens […]

May Flowers on First Friday

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the LACF

Friday, April 27th 5:00 – 6:30 PM Neutra House 181 Hillview Ave Enjoy chips and dips courtesy of LuLu’s in downtown Los Altos. Also, try our old-world Sangria. Bring an old friend, bring a new friend or anyone who would like to get to know the LACF better.    

2012 Gardner Award Winners

Left to Right: Dennis Young, LACF Board Chairman; Ron Cooper, Challenge Team of Mountain View – Los Altos – Los Altos Hills; Fran Verlot, Rotary Club of Los Altos; Ginny Dolan, Community Health Awareness Council; Kay Payne, Los Altos Art Docents; Angela Richards, Festival of Lights Parade Association; Bob Galen, Kiwanis Club of Los Altos; […]

Applications for the 2012/13 E3 Board Due Monday, April 30, 2012

Applications for the 2012/13 Board are now due Monday, April 30, 2012 by 5 p.m. Interviews will be held the week of May 7 E3Board_Appl_2012_13 (1) Instructions are included with the above-linked application. The Los Altos Community Foundation’s E3 Youth Philanthropy program seeks to educate, engage, and empower local youth to affect positive change in their local and […]

Neutra House Move

While uploading some old pictures for the Gardener Awards, we came across these nice pictures of the Neutra House Move.             [slickr-flickr tag=”Neutra”  type=”slideshow”]  

An Introduction to W.O.M.E.N.,SV

Domestic Violence: It happens even in our neighborhood Most people think that domestic violence doesn’t happen in areas like ours. Or if it does, then women should have the means to handle it on their own. But domestic violence cuts across all socioeconomic levels, professions, cultures, ages, neighborhoods. And when there are substantial assets involved, […]

MVLA Community Roundtable Scholarship Applications Due Feb 29 by 5:00 pm

All applications must be received in the Los Altos Community Foundation Office (183 Hillview Avenue in Los Altos) no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. We’ve had a huge number of applications this year, so we will not accept any applications after this date.