Mission

Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation (LAMV-CF) inspires, leads, and empowers residents for a stronger community.

What We Do

LAMV-CF 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

Look to local community foundations for humanitarian support

Like everyone, we at Los Altos Community Foundation are watching the images from the California Wildfires, Hurricane Ida, and Afghanistan. We are tracking these humanitarian situations and will update this page as more information arrives. As you look to donate to local relief efforts in California and Louisiana, we encourage you to connect with local community foundations in the affected areas. Those community foundations will know how to deploy your donation best. Both Silicon Valley Community Foundation, with whom we regularly partner, and the Council of Foundations, to which we belong as members, has curated several local resources.

LAMV-CF… where community comes together

As I reflect on the last 12 months, I see a year of many changes and challenges coupled with significant accomplishments and activities. No one would have imagined how the pandemic and economic recession would affect our local communities, the Foundation, or our work. I believe we matured as an engaged local funder and will continue to grow in the coming year - and beyond. Guiding us has been our philosophy and theme for the last year: LACF… where community comes together! We’ve taken these words to heart. We continued to deepen and strengthen our relationship with local communities and expand our relationships with donors and community members to assist them in their philanthropic journeys. Collaboration has been key as we sought new ways to build stronger and more meaningful relationships with our local and regional grantees, civic and elected leaders, and other organizations with whom we share priorities and values. These collaborations continue to inspire us, and we are humbled by the positive feedback we’ve received on our efforts thus far.

Why We Should Care About a K-Shaped Recovery

Since the pandemic began, there's been lots of speculation about how our economy - and communities - will emerge from it. Economists describe the various 'recovery curves' that have existed for some time. As we move from pandemic relief efforts to rebuilding, a new curve has entered into this economic lexicon that we should pay attention to - the K-Shaped recovery curve.

Thank You to Our Annual Sponsors

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

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