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.

OrganizationCGE3FY15 Grant
Adolescent Counseling ServicesE3
Alzheimers AssociationCG
American Cancer SocietyCG
American Red CrossCGE3
Animal Assisted HappinessCGY
Bay MagazineE3
Bring Me A BookE3
Bullis Booster CampCGY
Center for Age-Friendly Excellence (CAFÉ)CG
Child Advocates for YouthCG
Child Advocates of Silicon ValleyCGY
Children’s Health CouncilCG
City of Los AltosCGY
City of Los Altos Environmental CommitteeCG
Community Health Awareness CouncilCGE3Y
Community School of Music and ArtsCGE3Y
Community Services Agency (CSA)CGY
Day Worker CenterCGY
E3-Youth PhilanthropyCG
East Palo Alto Youth CourtE3
El Camino Hospital – Road RunnerCG
El Camino Hospital- RotocareCGY
Family & Children ServicesCGY
Family Engagement Institute (FEI)CGY
Festival of LightsCGY
Fresh Lifelines for YouthCGE3
Friends of Deer HollowCGY
Funeral Education FundCG
Girls for a ChangeCG
Glorious Fourth Community PicnicCG
GreenTown Los AltosCGY
Guatemala Preschool ProjectE3
Health TrustCG
Heart2Heart TeensCGY
Hidden VillaCGE3
History House Education CenterCG
Just ReadCGY
Kick, Lead, & Dream (KLD) Soccer CampCGE3Y
Knit TogetherE3
KQED Public RadioCG
Krause CenterCGY
Leadership Education Advancement program (LEAD)CGY
Living ClassroomsCGE3
Los Altos Community Values YouthCG
Los Altos Cultural AssociationCG
Los Altos Dispute Resolution Service (LADRS)CGY
Los Altos ForwardCGY
Los Altos Forward – First FridayCGY
Los Altos High SchoolCGE3
Los Altos History MuseumCGY
Los Altos Mountain View Community RoundtableCG
Los Altos Parent PreschoolCG
Los Altos Police DepartmentCG
Los Altos PrepareCG
Los Altos School DistrictCGE3
Los Altos Stage CompanyCGY
Los Altos Village Association (LAVA)CGY
Math UnboxedE3
Mentor-Tutor ConnectionCGY
Mingbo GongE3
Morning Forum of Los AltosCGY
Mothers Against PovertyCG
Mountain View High SchoolCGE3
Mountain View Los Altos (MVLA) High School DistrictCG
Mountain View Parent Nursery SchoolCG
Mountain View Police Activities LeagueCGE3Y
Music for MinorsCG
MVLA ScholarsCGY
My New Red ShoesE3
Neutra HouseCGY
Next DoorCG
Oriki Mentoring ProgramE3
Oriki TheatreCG
Pacific Stroke AssociationCG
Palo Alto Youth CourtE3
Partners for Elder GenerationsCG
Peninsula BridgeCGE3
Peninsula Stroke AssociationCG
Peninsula SymphonyCGY
Peninsula Women’s ChorusCG
Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT)CG
Project OutletE3
Project SentinelCGY
Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT)CG
Ronald McDonald HouseE3
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)CG
Schola CantorumCG
Senior New WaysCG
Silicon for SocietyE3
Silicon Valley FacesCGY
Sky’s the LimitCG
South Asian Heart CenterCG
Special Needs Aquatic ProgramCG
Students for ChangeE3
Support Network for Battered Women (YWCA)CG
Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO)CG
The TerracesCG
Westwind 4-H RidingCGY
WOMEN-SV (now part of Family & Children Services)CG
Ye Olde Towne BandCGY
YES ReadingCG
Youth Forensics LeagueE3