LACF Awards Grants to 12 Local Nonprofits

LACF’s Community Grants volunteer committee evaluated many applications for projects benefiting Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View.  After deliberation, they awarded twelve grants totaling $57,500.

FY18 First Session Grants

Organization Purpose of Grant Grant Amount
Assistance League of Los Altos This grant will allow us to improve the safety of our grounds and upgrade our building exterior, completing projects that have been deferred for many years, the cost of which is more than our current budget allows since most of our income goes to philanthropic programs. $5,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Connects employers from the Los Altos and Los Altos Hills area with skilled workers in a safe and supportive environment, as well as offering relevant classes and training for the workers to improve their skills. $5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm This grant will support operations at Deer Hollow Farm, including our Animal Fund which provides for the care, feeding, and health of our signature farm animals and our Capital Improvements program which enhances and improves our physical facilities. $5,000
Healthier Kids Foundation (HFK)  HKF’s hearing screens local children in pre-school, public school, and private schools, case manages 12% of children who receive a hearing referral and helps their parents find specialized care they need. HKF will screen 250 children with this grant. $5,000
House2Home Connection  This grant will allow us to start accepting donations and distributing household items to community members in need. $5,000
Living Classroom  This grant will support the professionalization of our docent program by creating a professional training program that will incorporate relevant classes, docent coaching/mentoring and fingerprinting/background checks. $5,000
Los Altos History Museum  Support of the special temporary exhibition, “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story,” and related programming, to be displayed at the Los Altos History Museum October 14th to January 7th. $5,000
Mentor Tutor Connection  The grant funds support general program costs for our Tutoring and Mentoring programs like program staffing, volunteer training, and youth support. $5,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos, Inc.  The grant will help to continue our goal of strengthening our membership by providing the highest quality speakers who provide topics and experiences of cultural, scientific, national and international interest. $5,000
WomenSV   To continue providing support, professional training, and public education related to domestic violence in our community. $5,000
YMCA of Silicon Valley/Project Cornerstone  Project Cornerstone is seeking funding to support our school partnerships in the Los Altos community which are creating caring school communities and positively impacting student’s social-emotional development. $5,000
YMCA of Silicon Valley-El Camino Branch  To support year-round operation of the Safety Around Water (SAW) program providing free swim safety lessons (in 4 week sessions) to children (5-17 yrs old) residing MV/LA community who are statistically the most at-risk for drowning (primarily socioeconomically disadvantaged and Latino youth.) $2,500

 

 

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