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
- Center for Age Friendly Excellence (CAFE)
- Community Grants Program
- E3 (E-Cubed) Youth Philanthropy
- Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD)
- Los Altos Block Action Teams (Los Altos BAT)
- Los Altos Dispute Resolution Services (LADRS)
- Los Altos Prepare
- MVLA Scholars
- Neutra House
Fiscally Sponsored Programs
- Books for Haiti
- Los Altos Forward
- Mesa de la Comunidad
- Silicon for Society
- Soil & Water; A Mountain View Community Learning Garden
- Stanford Changemakers
- TACO (Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra)
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.