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Building a strong community - for ALL of us - is more important than ever.

While many have benefited from the Bay Area’s explosive growth, others are barely getting by. And now, with the immediate and ongoing effects of the pandemic on our region, LACF’s work has taken on greater urgency as we provide critical funding to many local nonprofits struggling to survive and carry out their missions.

We need your support so that we can continue to deepen the impact of our work and remain in a strong position to respond to future community challenges. Together, we can continue to provide grants, raise visibility on critical issues affecting our region, and ensure community resilience in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View.

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JOIN US in building a stronger community!

The Spring 2021 cycle of LACF’s Community Grants is now open!

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 03, 2021, 11:59 PM PST (Midnight)

Learn more and apply here!

A Conversation on Risk, Trust, and Equity in Philanthropy

By Adin Miller, Executive Director, LACF

As published in the Peak Grantmaking Journal, Fall 2020, Issue 17

Read Article Here


Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) inspires, leads, and empowers residents for a stronger community. LACF provides grants, creates social impact opportunities, incubates emerging nonprofits, offers donor advised funds, and partners with community organizations and residents on solutions that make a difference.

From the Community Builder Blog

Celebrating Local Giving

Times of prolonged crisis bring much pain and suffering to many. They also showcase heroic acts of resiliency, empathy, and caring. Without a doubt, we’re experiencing, as Charles Dickens so aptly described in his novel “A Tale of Two Cities,” both the Best of Times and Worst of Times. Over the past months of...

Working Together for Greater Local Good

So much of what philanthropy has done over the past few months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic was long overdue (also long overdue but perhaps not as clearly seen yet is the sector’s response to address inequities and structural racism – that’s a subject for a future post). In a matter of a...

To Listen, Not Just Hear, and to Take Action

Words have often escaped me over the past week. I have seethed in anger and cried silently. I have watched the anguish of people in communities across the US and the world. I have read essays, opinion columns, and social media posts. I have learned from the words written and spoken by friends and...

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A Bit of Good News in Uncertain Times

A Bit of Good News in Uncertain Times It’s hard to believe that it’s been four weeks since my team and I suspended our ‘normal’ work and shifted into responding to the emerging local crisis brought on by the coronavirus. Within a few days, we: Reached out to several nonprofits already responding to and...

Thank You to Our Annual Sponsors!

We are proud to showcase local businesses that support Los Altos Community Foundation events through Annual Sponsorships. Thank you to Cal Water, Wealth Architects, and Young, Craig & Co. LLP for your commitment to our community. To learn more about our events and annual sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laurel Iverson, Development Manager, at 650-949-5908 |

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