LACF… Engaging Community, Inspiring People, and Improving Lives

Building a strong community – for ALL of us – is more important than ever. While some of us have greatly benefited from the Bay Area’s explosive growth and opportunities, others are barely getting by. We see many of our community-based nonprofits struggle to keep up with local needs and carry out their missions.

In spite of our region’s success, local giving hasn’t kept up with local needs. LACF sees vast opportunities to bring our community together, increase giving, and give hope to those who need it most.

Please give back to your local community – GIVE LOCAL through LACF!


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Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF), its donors and volunteers, provide grants, operate leadership and community-building programs, incubate "startup" nonprofits, offer donor advised funds, and convene groups to address community issues. More about us...

Apply for 2019 LEAD Class

Apply for the 2019 LEAD Class! Classes are held on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm. The first class is a half-day Saturday workshop (including lunch). We invite residents and business owners to take this class to meet local leaders, learn about community programs, and find ways to become involved. The 2019 class size is limited to 22...

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Smart Giving Tips You Can Use NOW

One of the best ways to make a positive difference in the world is to donate to charities. At the same time, how you donate can significantly affect taxes, especially given the recent tax reforms. As 2018 ends, LACF can help you make a meaningful impact with these smart giving tips. Note: the following are suggestions; donors should...