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! #GiveWhereYouLive #GivingLACF25

LEAD Applications for 2017 Open

Join, LEAD, the program that cultivates community leaders in your community. 2017 LEAD Schedule: January 21              9 – 12 Half-day Saturday Workshop (Including lunch) All classes are on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 9 p.m. February 1 February 15 March 1 March 15 March 29 April 5 April 19 […]

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 […]

LACF Gave Over $1.4 million in Grants to Nonprofits

Thanks to the generosity of our local community, Los Altos Community Foundation and its donor advised funds gave over $1.4 million in grants and scholarships during the past year. $910,000 of these grants were awarded to local students and organizations in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, a 34% increase over last year.   […]

MVLA Scholar Looking for Low-Cost Room to Rent

One of our MVLA Scholars needs a low-cost room to rent from now until September 2017.   Michael Viray is an incredible young man in need of a place to live ASAP. Below is a short self description and recommendation from his mentor, a Los Altos High School assistant principal.   “Hi! My name is Michael […]

2016 Brunch Pictures

Thanks to all that made the 2016 LACF Brunch a huge success. Special thanks to Justin Steele from for explaining his approach to local giving, and Judy Crates  and two students from E3 for talking about the program and LACF.  

What questions do you think candidates for the Los Altos City Council in 2016 should answer?

Los Altos City Council Candidates Forum October 6, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 pm Eagle Theater, Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Avenue   What questions do you think candidates for the Los Altos City Council in 2016 should answer?   If you want to submit questions and/or vote on questions submitted by others:   1. […]

2016 LACF Impact

The following is a partial list of how your support has enabled LACF to impact our community during the past year.   Strengthening our Nonprofit Community through Grantmaking: LACF and its funds gave over $1.4M in grants and scholarships (over $10M since LACF’s founding). More than 59% of these grants went to Los Altos, Los […]

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 […]