Recent and Past Grants

Los Altos Community Foundation has granted over $1.3 million dollars to local non-profits, programs, schools, and public-benefit causes through its Community Grants.


“CG” represents grants given by LACF’s Grantmaking committee. This committee is made up of community members and awards grants three times a year. These grants are funded in partnership with the David and Lucille Packard Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation

“E3” represents grants given by LACF’s E3 Youth in Philanthropy program. For students in 8th-12th grades, E3 teaches community service, leadership, and grantmaking. The program solicits grant applications and awards approximately $10,000 in grants each Spring.

Organization CG E3 FY15 Grant
Acterra CG
Adolescent Counseling Services E3
ALearn CG
Alzheimers Association CG
American Cancer Society CG
American Red Cross CG E3
Animal Assisted Happiness CG Y
Avenidas CG
Bay Magazine E3
Bring Me A Book E3
Bullis Booster Camp CG Y
Carb DM CG Y
Castilleja E3
Center for Age-Friendly Excellence (CAFÉ) CG
Child Advocates for Youth CG
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley CG Y
Children’s Health Council CG
City of Los Altos CG Y
City of Los Altos Environmental Committee CG
Community Health Awareness Council CG E3 Y
Community School of Music and Arts CG E3 Y
Community Services Agency (CSA) CG Y
Day Worker Center CG Y
E3-Youth Philanthropy CG
East Palo Alto Youth Court E3
El Camino Hospital – Road Runner CG
El Camino Hospital- Rotocare CG Y
Family & Children Services CG Y
Family Engagement Institute (FEI) CG Y
Festival of Lights CG Y
Fresh Lifelines for Youth CG E3
Friends of Deer Hollow CG Y
Funeral Education Fund CG
Girls for a Change CG
Glorious Fourth Community Picnic CG
GreenTown Los Altos CG Y
Guatemala Preschool Project E3
Health Trust CG
Heart2Heart Teens CG Y
Hidden Villa CG E3
History House Education Center CG
Just Read CG Y
Kick, Lead, & Dream (KLD) Soccer Camp CG E3 Y
Knit Together E3
KQED Public Radio CG
Krause Center CG Y
Leadership Education Advancement program (LEAD) CG Y
Living Classrooms CG E3
Los Altos Community Values Youth CG
Los Altos Cultural Association CG
Los Altos Dispute Resolution Service (LADRS) CG Y
Los Altos Forward CG Y
Los Altos Forward – First Friday CG Y
Los Altos High School CG E3
Los Altos History Museum CG Y
Los Altos Mountain View Community Roundtable CG
Los Altos Parent Preschool CG
Los Altos Police Department CG
Los Altos Prepare CG
Los Altos School District CG E3
Los Altos Stage Company CG Y
Los Altos Village Association (LAVA) CG Y
Math Unboxed E3
Mentor-Tutor Connection CG Y
Mingbo Gong E3
Morning Forum of Los Altos CG Y
Mothers Against Poverty CG
Mountain View High School CG E3
Mountain View Los Altos (MVLA) High School District CG
Mountain View Parent Nursery School CG
Mountain View Police Activities League CG E3 Y
Music for Minors CG
MVLA Scholars CG Y
My New Red Shoes E3
Neutra House CG Y
Next Door CG
Oriki Mentoring Program E3
Oriki Theatre CG
Pacific Stroke Association CG
Palo Alto Youth Court E3
Partners for Elder Generations CG
Pathways CG
Peninsula Bridge CG E3
Peninsula Stroke Association CG
Peninsula Symphony CG Y
Peninsula Women’s Chorus CG
Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) CG
Project Outlet E3
Project Sentinel CG Y
Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT) CG
Ronald McDonald House E3
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) CG
Schola Cantorum CG
Senior New Ways CG
Silicon for Society E3
Silicon Valley Faces CG Y
Sky’s the Limit CG
South Asian Heart Center CG
Special Needs Aquatic Program CG
Students for Change E3
Support Network for Battered Women (YWCA) CG
Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) CG
The Terraces CG
Westwind 4-H Riding CG Y
WOMEN-SV (now part of Family & Children Services) CG
Ye Olde Towne Band CG Y
YES Reading CG
Youth Forensics League E3