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 philanthropic giving, and provide 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's 2018 Donor Appreciation Evening
Thursday, December 13 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Our annual Donor Appreciation Evening is a festive celebration honoring our donors for their support of LACF.

If you wish to attend and are not currently a donor, simply make a donation by December 1, 2018, by clicking the Donate Now button below, or contact Annette Knapp at 650.949.5908 |

Donate Now

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Donor Appreciation Evening. Learn more here.
For more information, please contact Laurel Iverson at 650-949-5908 or


Watch Our Smart Giving Video

In partnership with the Mountain View-Los Altos (MVLA) High School Foundation and Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF), LACF hosted a Smart Giving seminar. In the seminar, participants learned to make the most of their giving to children, grandchildren, and charities with the recent tax law changes. Donate to LACF...

Ways to help wildfire victims

As we well know, fires have ravaged both Butte County and the Thousand Oaks and Malibu areas in Ventura and LA Counties.  If you wish to help victims in either of these areas, LACF recommends giving to the fire relief funds of the local community foundations. Camp Fire in Butte County: North Valley Community...