Program Incubation and Management

emptyhouseLos 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

Managed Programs

Fiscally Sponsored Programs

Supported Programs



Preservation of Community Assets

movehouseLACF helps 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.


neutrahouse-150x150In 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.