Los Altos Community Foundation multiplies the benefits it provides to the local community by starting, managing, and incubating non-profit programs. These programs provide social entrepreneurs with non-profit infrastructure, tax status, and mentoring so they can focus on their specific cause. Some programs eventually grow to become their own independent non-profit, some stay as programs under the Foundation’s umbrella, and some are purposely short term.
Programs Operated by Los Altos Community Foundation
The Foundation operates the following programs:
- Community Grants Program
- Family Foundation Leadership
- Family Giving
- Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD)
- Los Altos Mediation Program (LAMP)
- Los Altos PREPARE
- MVLA Community Scholars
- Neutra House
- PrimeTime Project
- Center for Age-Friendly Excellence (CAFE)
- E3 Youth Philanthropy
- Community Roundtable
- Living Classroom
- Los Altos Forward
- Mesa de la Comunidad
- Navigators USA, Chapter 41
- Silicon for Society (Computers)
- Stanford Changemakers
- TACO (Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra)
Apply now to become an LACF sponsored program.
Preservation of Community Assets
LACF facilitates processes to create or preserve special properties for public use. In 1997, the DeMartini orchardist’s house was moved from San Antonio Road and Edith Avenue to become the Community House , now used as a facility for local nonprofits and headquarters for the Foundation.
In 2007, the Neutra House was moved to the adjacent Hillview property and refurbished by LACF under agreement with the City to be used as a community meeting venue.