Program Management and Fiscal Sponsorship


Los Altos Community Foundation multiplies the benefits it provides to the local community by managing and fiscally sponsoring non-profit programs. Managed programs carry out LACF’s mission of strengthening community and increasing philanthropy and civic engagement.

Fiscally sponsored programs enable social entrepreneurs to start a nonprofit to address a community need, while taking advantage of LACF’s tax status, financial administration, marketing, mentoring, and other services.  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.

Managed Programs

Fiscally Sponsored Programs



LACF also convenes the local service clubs to collaborate on scholarships, grantmaking, and other common activities.