ALearn a “Catalyst” low income students

This summer, 54 low-income middle school students from Mountain View Whisman School District dedicated 6 1/2 hours each day to catalyzing their math and study skills and preparing for college-prep classes at Los Altos and Mountain View High Schools, thanks to your generous support. In addition to 4 hours of math, ALearn’s Catalyst to High […]

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 highly relevant socially. For example, one student created a program that taught immigrant parents how to use technology more effectively. […]

Join us for August’s Club 55

Los Altos Forward (an LACF Program) is hosting another Club 55 pop-up nightclub, August, 5, at the Costume Bank Back Patio. Snacks and music are provided. Guest are asked to bring a bottle of wine to share.  

Do you have an extra room to rent?

  Dear LACF Friends, Our community values our high quality, dedicated teachers. However given the high cost of local housing, many of our teachers are struggling to find nearby affordable accommodations and are unable to live as part of our community Los Altos School District and Los Altos Community Foundation have partnered to create a […]

2016 Glorious Fourth Pictures

Thanks to all of you who attended the Glorious Fourth celebration. We all had a lot of fun.                       LACF Photo Gallery  

2016 Summer Solstice in Pictures

Thanks to all who made Summer Solstice a great evening for all. More than 200 hundred LACF donors and friends enjoyed an evening of local wines, acapella music, and each other’s company.    

Los Altos city council wants your input on next city manager

The Los Altos City Council has enlisted the executive recruitment services of Bob Murray & Associates to lead the search for a permanent City Manager. As part of the recruitment process, City Council is seeking input from the public. The City Council has created an online survey in order to gather feedback from residents, businesses, […]

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 […]

Help support Glorious Fourth

      The Glorious Fourth Celebration is an annual 4th of July event led by the Los Altos Community Foundation and our sponsors. The event gathers hundreds of community members near Down Town Los Altos. LACF staff ,MVLA Slobs and The Service League of Girls give up their holiday to help run the event. […]

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 […]