2016 Annual Legacy Circle Luncheon, May 10th

LACF is hosting its annual lunch for Legacy Circle members on May 10th.  If you have already included LACF in your estate plans, or intend to do so, please let us know by May 1st.  You may return the Legacy Circle Membership Confirmation form or just give us a call at 650-949-5908. Would you consider giving […]

2016 Gardner Awards in pictures

Thanks to all the honorees, sponsors and attendees for making this another great Gardner Awards dinner. If you want to support more activities like this, please donate to LACF.

E3’s 10th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast

Pancakes & more pancakes! Join us on April 24th for E3 Youth Philanthropy’s 10th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast. E3 Youth Philanthropy is a program of LACF, seeking to Educate, Engage, and Empower local youth to effect positive change in their local and global communities. http://losaltoscf.org/E3

2016 Gardner Award Honorees

  Carla Dorow   Friends of Deer Hollow Farm   Chris McKinney   Music for Minors   Steve Geisheker     Child Advocates of Silicon Valley   Annette Graff   Project Sentinel   Russ Satake   El Camino Hospital Foundation   Cynthia Razo   Family Engagement Institute, Foothill College   Dorothea (Dot) Long   Friends […]

MVLA Scholars’ PEAK with the MVLA High School District

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” That’s a tough question for some high school students. It’s especially difficult for students who would be the first in their families to go to college. They have ambition and talent. But, they don’t always have exposure to professional careers and workplaces from family and […]

Community Grants helps challenged student “feel happy, calm and gentle” through Animal Assisted Happiness

Harry Henry is a student at MVHS. He is nonverbal but loves our monthly visits. He particularly loves Vanilla Bean, Animal Assisted Happiness’ white bantam couchon chicken. Harry wrote a poem for us.   Vanilla Bean (the chicken) helps me feel happy. Vanilla Bean helps me feel calm and gentle. Vanilla Bean helps me feel […]

Community Engagement specialist Daniel Harris, Knight Foundation Program Director, to speak at Gardner Awards

Los Altos Community Foundation is excited to announce that Daniel Harris, Knight Foundation program director, will be our featured speaker at the 2016 Gardner Awards dinner. Prior to joining Knight, Daniel was a principal of StorySocial, a creative design studio in Washington, D.C. In that role, he helped businesses, cities, foundations and brands more effectively […]

Heart to Heart Teens do great things with their LACF Community Grant.

This really brings home how powerful the Community Grants program can be. Dear Joe, We thank you so much for the opportunity to provide “Parent Projects” classes and programs in our local community through the  Heart2Heart Teens a Community Grant of $1,500 LACF provided. We had an amazing turn-out and wonderful completion.  Parents and families were positively […]

LACF gave 114 grants and 123 scholarships in the second half of 2015

One of LACF’s important activities is to address the needs of our communities through grantmaking. Grants enable nonprofits to start new projects, build capacity, and meet daily operational needs. LACF’s grants and scholarships come from three primary sources: our Donor Advised and Donor Designated Funds, our Community Grants Program, and our Scholarship Funds.  Our grants helped strengthen local […]

A Great Emergency Kit Template from Los Altos BATs

BAT leader and nurse, Sally Chaves, created emergency kits for herself and gave kits to her grown children, now living on their own. This is her template:   Basic Emergency Preparedness Supplies Store the following in a clear Sterilite Ultra Latch 33”L x 201/8”W x 131/2” H bin. Work gloves (1 med or large pair, […]