What We Do

libraianSince 1991, the Los Altos Community Foundation has served Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and the surrounding area.  The Foundation’s four primary activities include Grant Making, Program Incubation & Management, Philanthropic Fund Management, and Convening the Community.

The Los Altos Community Foundation is the only non-profit organization solely focused on local community building through our programs, grants, and leadership in education, art, culture, historic preservation, community building, recreation, environmental causes, and philanthropy.  Our programs have benefited local residents of all ages and across cultures, income levels, and schools.

In a number of cases LACF has stepped in and provided leadership and support for valuable community programs when nobody else would, thus saving them and allowing them to grow. Two examples include the Los Altos Conservatory Theater (now the Bus Barn theater) and the Music for Minors program.