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, […]

2016 MVLA Community Roundtable Scholarship application live!

The 2016 MVLA Community Roundtable Scholarship is live! The Mountain View Los Altos Community Roundtable was formed in 2003 and it is composed of several community organizations including the Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, Quota Club, and Lions Club of Los Altos and Mountain View as well as the Los Altos Community Foundation.

2015 Donor Appreciation Party

Thanks to all who attended and made this event such a success. More detailed thank you’s to follow.    

AFP Awards Day

Thanks to Laura Bajuk for nominating us for the Outstanding Foundation Grantmaker. This was a fun event that helped connect us with the fundraising community.   Joe’s speech: Acceptance speech after receiving AFP award: On behalf of Los Altos Community Foundation I’m honored to accept this award and be standing in the company of all […]

Celebrate Community Foundation Week

Los Altos Community Foundation is joining more than 750 community foundations nationwide as they celebrate Community Foundation Week November 12-18, 2015.  Created in 1989 by president George H.W. Bush, this week recognizes the work of community foundations across America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address community […]

What is TACO

‘TACO’, the Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra, is a group of people of all skill levels who like to play music for the joy of making music together. Founded and directed by Los Altos resident Cathy Humphers-Smith, a former director of Music for Minors in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, TACO began as a weekly gathering of musical […]

Los Altos Foward is hosting the next Club 55

Join Los Altos Forward, the Assistance League and CAFE for Club 55+